Baby bed bugs are smaller than adult bed bugs and can be hard to identify. They are often introduced into a new home by bringing personal items or luggage from a hotel that is infested with the pest. Professionals can help you identify and remove these bugs safely and effectively. If you suspect your home has bedbugs, contact Orkin Canada for a professional inspection and treatment.
Bed bugs have five life stages before they mature into adults. During each stage, they molt, leaving behind their exoskeleton. These shells are not able to grow larger with the adult bed bug. This means that you can still identify them by their shells, even if you can’t see them.
Bedbugs are small, oval-shaped insects. Their legs are approximately half the length of their bodies. Adult bedbugs are light to reddish brown and can be as small as an apple seed. They have two antennae and six legs that are half the length of their bodies. They are not parasitic.
During their life cycle, adult bed bugs can go up to four or five months without feeding on human blood. However, in order to reproduce, they must feed on blood. This allows them to lay more eggs. When they reach maturity, bedbugs begin breeding. Females can lay as many as 500 eggs during their lifetime.