Bed Bug Facts & Information

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4 to 5 mm
Wingless
Dark down
Feed on blood
Flat, oval-shaped body

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What do bed bugs look like?

Bed bugs have small, flat, oval-shaped bodies. They are wingless. Adults do have the vestiges of wings called wing pads, but they do not fully develop into functional wings. Adults are brown in color, although their bodies redden after feeding. Full-grown bed bugs move relatively slowly and measure between 4 to 5 mm. Homeowners sometimes have the misconception that bed bugs are too small to see with the naked eye.

Treatment

How do I get rid of bed bugs?

What Orkin Does

Bed bugs can multiply quickly, so early detection is critical to help prevent an even larger infestation. Our integrated A.I.M. protection process works to assess your home, implement solutions, and monitor any bed bug problems you may face.

At Orkin, we never stop learning from bugs. We use the latest technology and unparalleled training, so we can protect your home with an effective bed bug treatment plan suited to your specific needs. Simply put, we have Pest Control Down to a Science®.

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