Bed Bugs

Color: Mahogany to rusty brown; red after a blood meal Size: 1/4″
Legs: 6 Antennae: Yes
Shape: Flat; broad oval Region: N/A

Bed Bugs get their name because they like to live and feed in beds.

Habits

Bed Bugs like to travel and will hide in suitcases, boxes and shoes to be near a food supply. They are elusive, nocturnal creatures. They can hide behind baseboards, electrical switch plates, picture frames, even wall paper. They come out at night for a blood meal.

Habitats

Bed Bugs like to hide in small cracks and crevices close to a human environment. They can be found behind baseboards, wallpaper, upholstery, and in furniture crevices.

Threats

Although bed bugs can dine on any warm-blooded animal, they primarily dine on humans. Bedbugs do not transmit diseases, but their bites can become red, itchy welts.

Prevention

Vacuum suitcases after returning from a vacation. Check your bed sheets for tell-tale blood spots. Bed Bugs are elusive creatures, so it is imperative to seek professional pest control to address an infestation.