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About bed bugs:

* Bed bugs are oval, flat and reddish brown when full.


* They range from 5-7 mm in length.


* Nymphs and adults have piercing-sucking mouth parts


* Bed bugs tend to live in clusters and tend to feed mostly at night. (They are a creatures of opportunity and if forced may feed during a time when a host is available.)


* A bed bug bite may develop small, white or red, hard welts at the bite site that may itch intensely. (30% of people do not react to a bite. 46% will not show symptoms for 7-10 days. 54% will not show signs on the first bite.)


* Bed bug females lay between 200-500 eggs during their lifetime in batches of three to four eggs per day.


* These eggs can hatch after 6-17 days in a perfect environment.


* Bed bug nymphs molt (shed their skin) 5-6 times before becoming adults.


* Nymphs require their first feeding before they can molt for the first time.


* Bed bugs can go from egg to adult in as little as 4-5 weeks, but may require as long as 5 months.


* Adults may live 4-18 months


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