Bed bugs are parasites that are commonly found in sleeping areas of homes and hotels, feeding on humans during the night and then staying hidden during the day.
Bed Bugs can go from egg to adult in about 1 month and they have 5 instars, meaning that they molt to get bigger. A blood meal, which can last from 3 to 10 minutes, is required for each molt; however, they are capable of surviving several months without feeding.
Right after feeding, the bug is a bright red color which gradually fades to brown as it digests the human blood. Bed bugs are born lighter in color and turn brown as they mature. An adult bed bug has a flat round body about the size of an apple seed. It ranges in color from brown to red, depending on when it last fed.
They do not jump or fly but are good runners and will travel up to 15 feet for a blood meal, 3 to 4 feet a minute and while they are most active at night, they can easily move between adjacent rooms or units via wall voids and utility chases.
Bed bugs can be difficult to eradicate because they can hide anywhere in your home, including closets, walls, clothes, stuffed animals, games, furniture, carpeting, and, of course, your mattress. We use a combination of very effective products to provide guaranteed results!
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