Bed bug Cimex lectularius on human skin.
CNN  — 

France thought it had gotten rid of bedbugs in the 1950s, but in recent years the blood-sucking insects have made a comeback.

In response to this unwelcome resergence, the French government launched an anti-bedbug campaign Thursday, which includes a dedicated website and an information hotline.

“We can all be affected,” reads the website, which provides information on “strict measures” to prevent the spread of the small, flattened insects, which are about the same size as an apple seed.

Bedrooms and living rooms with sofas are at particular risk, and the insects prefer to live in dark areas, the website continues.