Identifying Bed Bugs

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Facts About Bed Bugs

  • Bedbugs can live anywhere in the home.
  • Bedbugs are most active at night.
  • Temperatures between 70 F-80 F are most favorable for bedbugs.
  • The only way to truly get rid of bed bugs is through the help of a professional.

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Here is how you can identify bed bugs!

Bedbug Size: 1/4 to 3/8 inch (4-5 mm)

Bedbug Color: Reddish brown or brown

Bedbug Description: The adult bed bug is a wingless insect that is flattened from top to bottom.

Bedbug Habitat: At the beginning of an infestation, bed bugs are likely to be found only in seams, and folds of mattresses and bed covers. In areas of heavy infestation, bed bugs can be found in crevices in the bed frame.

Bedbug Life Cycle: The life cycle of a bed bug are: Egg, Nymph, and Adult. The females lay about 450 eggs at a rate of up to 5 per day, in cracks and crevices in the floor or bed, and the eggs attach to any hard surface. Newly hatched bed bugs begin feeding immediately. They shed their skin five times before becoming adults.