Identification: Bed bugs are small, oval-shaped, reddish brown bugs. They appear rounder and redder after a meal. Adult bed bugs may have the appearance of wings, but they never fully develop. You’ll likely find these small bugs near your bed, mattress, couch, and other textiles. They are most often identified by their bite, which are red, itchy, and can appear like blisters.
Behavior & Diet: A bed bug’s sole source of nutrition is blood. On a human, they prefer to bite exposed skin while the person is sleeping. A bed bug will normally bite its host more than once, which is why someone with bed bugs may have several bites in a small area on the body. Adult bed bugs typically feed every 5-10 days, though bed bugs can live up to 5 months without food.