Before looking for bed bug signs – do you know what bed bugs are?
Bed Bug (Latin -Cimex lectularius) – This bloodsucking ectoparasite attacks mammals, birds, and humans. Fully grown bedbugs have a length, when engorged, of 4-7 mm and a yellow to reddish brown appearance. When gorged, they reach 9 mm in length; in such cases the abdomen becomes increasingly black. While the bedbug hides during the day, at night it goes out in search of a host to find nourishment. At 18 – 22°C room temperature, the fully-grown animal sucks every 3 – 7 days for 3 to 20 minutes each time. At ideal temperatures and with sufficient nourishment, a bedbug has a lifespan of up to 18 months. A female lays up to 400 eggs at an average rate of 3 per day.