What do bed bugs look like?
Adult bed bugs are reddish-brown in color, wingless, and oval-shaped. They are similar in size to an apple seed. Prior to a blood meal, their bodies will be flat. After feeding, bed bugs become redder in color and their bodies become more swollen.
Bed bug nymphs look like miniature bed bugs except they are pale white or yellow in color before feeding. After eating they will also become redder and plump up.
Bed bug eggs are about the size of a pinhead and are pearl-white in color.
When are bed bugs most active?
Why do bed bugs bite?
Bed bug are parasitic insects that feed on the blood of humans and animals. In order to feed on blood, they pierce the skin and take blood through their long, straw-like beaks. After feeding for a few minutes, they crawl away, leaving behind a bite mark.