Bedbugs are small insects that feed on human blood. They are able to swell up to 50% of their body size when they feed. They have six legs and are oval-shaped. They can move about 3 to 4 feet per minute. As they grow older, they may begin to bite continuously.
Bed bugs go through many different stages before they reach adult size. They begin as eggs, which hatch and become nymphs. After they hatch, they begin to feed and grow to a full size. These bugs will go through the second, third, and fourth stages to reach their adult stage. Once they reach the fifth stage, they will be full-grown.
Because they are so small, the bites of bed bugs may not be noticeable at the time of the bite. However, they will leave a red bump on your skin. These bites are usually accompanied by itching. You can use topical steroid creams to soothe the irritation, but professional treatment is recommended if the bites are severe enough to be considered a health hazard.
Bedbugs can spread rapidly and cause an infestation if left untreated. They are small parasitic insects and feed on the blood of humans and animals. They are brown or reddish and may enter a home undetected. Female bedbugs lay up to 200 eggs during their lifetime. These bugs do not build nests and live together in groups, rather they scatter to crevices in a bed or headboard. Once inside a home, an infestation can quickly develop and spread to nearby rooms.