Adult bed bugs are light brown to reddish-brown with a flattened oval-shaped body. Their front wings are pad-like structures. Bed bugs have segmented abdomens with microscopic hairs that give them a banded appearance. Adults grow to 4–5 millimeters.
Bed bugs are parasites that feed solely on blood. Most bed bugs prefer human blood.
The name “bed bug” comes from the preferred habitat of Cimex lectularius: they like warm houses they are usually found nearby or inside of beds and bedding or other sleep areas. Bed bugs are mainly active at night; they usually feed without being noticed.
Bed bug treatments are all different and cost depends upon:
- The treatment area(s) size
- Items to be worked around
- Items to be disassembled