These little buggers are the stuff of nightmares. They feed on a human host when they sleep but in large numbers, are even around in daylight times. All nymphal stages need warm-blooded meal in order the molt into the next stage and grow. After the fifth stage, it is an adult. As an adult, it can take many bloodmeals over several weeks. Bed bugs are even known to survive over a year without feeding, entering a dormant stage until a host is detected.
Bed bugs do not build a nest but congregate in groups. In addition to camping out in bedding, bed bugs can also be found behind switchplates or outlet, along the edge of wall-to-wall carpeting, in clothing, in electronics, and even smoke detectors. When returning from a trip, do not place your baggage on your bed to unpack- you never know if you picked up some bed bug hitchhikers.
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Bed bugs are reddish-brown with flat, round bodies. They can grow to be 1/4 inch in length. The cannot fly and sleep during the day. Most humans do not see bed bugs in their homes due to the bugs being nocturnal. However, these pests feed by sucking the blood of people and animals. Definitely unwelcome house guests!
While it will be hard to spot a bed bug in your house, they leave behind signs that they are present, such as: