Bed Bug – The common bed bug (Cimex lectularius) is the species most adapted to living with humans. Bed begs are parasites that feed on humans. Often mistaken for ticks or small cockroaches, adult bed bugs are reddish-brown or mahogany in color and flat. Female bed bugs have a round body, while males are more oval shaped. Though their anatomy includes primitive wings, bed bugs cannot fly. They grow to about 1/4″ long and 1/8″ wide, or about the size of an apple seed.
How to spot an infestation
Bed bugs hide in the cracks and seams of your mattress and upholstered furniture.
- Tiny fecal stains or blood stains on your sheets, mattress, pillows, or pajamas
- Bites on your neck, face, arms, ankles, or other uncovered skin
- Itchy skin at night or morning
- A musty, sweet smell
- Empty eggshells or exoskeletons left behind during molting
If you spot any of these signs, you have a fight on your hands. Contact us for an immediate inspection because the infestation will only get worse.