A bed bug A woman with bed bug bites on her arms and legs.

Quick Facts About Bed Bugs

  • Bed Bugs can hitch a ride into your home on luggage, pets, furniture, clothing, boxes and other objects.
  • These nocturnal creatures can hide in beds, floors, and furniture, wood and paper trash during the day.
  • Humans usually become their dinner during the night, with peak biting activity just before dawn.
  • Bed Bugs obtain their meal in as little as three minutes.
  • After a meal, Bed Bugs drop off the human and then crawl into a hiding place (mattress, box spring, couches, etc).
  • Some studies show Bed Bugs can live up to a year without a meal.

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How To Identify Bed Bugs
The adult bed bug is 3/16-inch long, oval, flat, and rusty-red or mahogany in color. The bed bug is flat and thin when unfed but becomes more elongate, plump, and red when it is full of blood. Four-segmented antennae are attached to the head between the prominent compound eyes. The three-segmented beak, or proboscis, is located beneath the head and passes back between the front legs. The beg bug cannot fly as its wings are reduced to short wing pads.

How To Identify a Bed Bug Infestation
When checking for a bed bug infestation start by removing bedding. Check the mattress and box springs. Look for something similar to this:

Bed bug eggs in a mattress Bed bug droppings in a matress

The bed bug hides in cracks and crevices during the day, preferring to rest on wood and paper surfaces instead of stone and plaster. It leaves these harborage areas at night to feed on its host which includes humans, birds, hogs, and family pets. The blood meal requires three to ten minutes and usually goes unnoticed by the victim. After feeding, the bite site may become inflamed and itch severely in sensitive people. Although the bed bug has been associated with over 25 diseases, transmission has not been conclusively proven. Over time, harborage areas become filled with the molted skins, feces, and old egg shells of the resident bed bugs. These areas have a chracteristic “stink bug” smell caused by a secretion emmited by the bed bug.

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