• Length: Adults up to 4.5 mm

    Colour and shape: Reddish-brown; small, flat and oval

    Lifespan: Under normal conditions, mature bed bugs may live 4-12 months


  • 1.

    What should I know about bed bugs?

    • After mating and feeding, female bed bugs can lay upwards of 200 eggs

    • Bed bugs are often attracted to warmth and appear reddish-brown after feeding

  • 2.

    Health risks associated with bed bugs?​

    • There is no North American evidence that bed bugs can transmit disease

    • Bed bugs can cause the skin to become irritated causing inflammation and itching

  • 3.

    How do bed bugs impact my property?

    • Bed bugs can be expensive to eliminate

    • They can multiply quickly and become irritating, affecting the welfare of the occupants

    • Bed bugs can hide in numerous areas

  • 4.

    How can I prevent bed bugs from invading?

    • Carefully check yourself when returning from trips

    • Maintain good housekeeping practices

    • Ask our licensed pest control professional for help!

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