The first step to successful bed bug control is the ability to detect the culprit. Bed bugs are about the size of an apple seed, with oval-shaped bodies, an elongated mouth part, and six legs. They grow up to 1/4 inch long, are wingless, and mahogany brown. After they’re done feeding on the blood of their host, they swell up and become a dark purple color.
Bed bugs are parasitic pests that feed on the blood of birds and mammals. They live wherever there is human activity, meaning they can pretty much be anywhere inside of your home. When they want to travel from room to room, they hop onto a person or object and hitchhike their way to a new location. When they get there, they start breeding and building a new nesting site.