Bed Bugs

BedBugsBedbugs are small, oval, brown insects that live on the blood of animals or humans. Fully grown bedbugs have flat bodies about the size of an apple seed. After they feed, however, their bodies will swell up and they become more red in color.

Bedbugs don’t fly, but can move quickly over floors, walls, and ceilings. Female bedbugs can lay hundreds of eggs, each of which is about the size of a speck of dust, over a lifetime.

Immature bedbugs are called nymphs, and shed their skins five times before reaching maturity and require blood before each shedding. The bugs can develop fully in about month and reproduce three or more times per year. Bedbugs do not transmit diseases.

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