Adult bed bugs are about the size of an apple seed, flat, and reddish-brown. They hide in the creases of mattresses, in the folds of blankets, and inside of box-springs. Although they do not nest, bed bugs gather in areas that can be marked with dark spotting caused by their droppings. Bed bugs can also infest couches, chairs, tables, and other common household furniture.
Bed bugs are hitchhikers, crawling from host to host causing infestations across Ohio. ALL households are susceptible to infestation. Bed bugs DO NOT discriminate!
An adult bed bug can lay up to 5 eggs per day. The eggs usually hatch within 10 days. Nymphs (baby bed bugs) can live close to 3 months without feeding, and adult bud bugs can survive about a year in between blood meals.