- Reddish brown, flat and oval shaped.
- They’re about the size of a pencil lead (1/5”) as adults.
- They are blood feeders, so their reddish color comes from the blood that they feed on.
- Otherwise they are translucent, and yellow-white in color. It’s easy to see their organs after they have fed.
EGGS - are very hard to detect. They’re like little grains of rice. When the female lays them, they're covered with a very sticky substance, so they can hang on to clothing, fabric, leather, and human skin.
NYMPHS - also very difficult to spot. They feed so that they can grow, shed their skin, and begin to look for another meal.
ADULTS - are about the size and shape of an apple seed.
They spend about 90% of their time in hiding and the other 10% feeding or searching for food (blood).
It’s important to POSITIVELY identify your findings as BED BUGS. At various stages of their lives, it is possible to confuse a bed bug with a cockroach or a flea.
BED BUG treatment is UNLIKE any other pest treatment, so a positive identification is VITAL. Don't fall victim to mass-media hype - Stick to the basics and for more information give us a call for a quick chat or submit an inquiry to Cam for a quick response.