Bed bugs are small wingless insects, approximately one-fourth of an inch long that feed on blood, normally during the night. Most, but not all, of a bed bug population will congregate in cracks and crevices near where humans and pets sleep or rest. Bed bugs live in furniture such as couches, easy chairs, dressers, and night tables, as well as electronic devices such as alarm clocks and radios. Infestations of bed bugs are not limited to bedrooms and hotels; they can be found in public transportation, hospitals, and long-term care facilities. Evidence of a bed bug infestation includes presence of the bed bugs or their cast exoskeletons, and blood spots/stains on bedding, walls, or upholstered furniture. Bed bugs can live many months without a blood meal while hiding in cracks and crevices.
Is the bug yellowish white or reddish brown in color?
Is the bug flattened with obvious folds on its body?
Is the bug no bigger than a pencil eraser?
Is the bug round or oval in shape?
Is the bug wingless?
Does the bug have 6 legs and short thick antennae?
Does the bug have well defined, protruding eyes?
Does the bug have a leathery skin with small fine hairs?
Does the bug have a round end with no tail-like appendages?
Was the bug found in the sleeping or sitting area?
If you answered “Yes” for any of the questions please contact Public Health Solutions 402-826-3880.