Bed bugs

What are they?

  • Bed bugs are an insect that feed off of human & animal blood, they are small brown and oval looking.
  • When adults they are the size of apple seeds and more red looking after attaching to human and consuming blood.
  • Female adult bugs can lay up to hundreds of eggs throughout their lives which is about the size of a little speck of dust.
  • Though they do not fly they move very fast over walls, furniture, luggage, floors and ceilings.
  • Bed bugs habitat are usually in small cracks close to humans

Signs you have bed bugs

  • If you have a reddish almost rusty colored stain on your bedding or on the walls from bed bugs being crushed
  • Live bed bugs
  • Can be found in walls, wallpaper, furniture and beds
    • Also may live in short-term places; for example suitcases and backpacks
  • Bed bugs feed at night so more than likely you will wake up with small red bites on your body 

How do you get them?

  • Bed bugs are hitchhikers they can attach to all types of things especially when traveling in hotels or other locations.
    • A good way to avoid that is to keep suitcases away from walls and beds.
  • Bed bugs also are very likely to travel in multi-unit buildings