Green Team Pest Management Inc.

Bed Bug Frequently Asked Questions

Read on to find answers to the most common bed bug questions. 

What are bed bugs?

Bed bugs are small, nocturnal insects that feed on the blood of people and animals. They can be found in environments such as walls, electrical outlets, furniture, etc.

What do bed bugs look like?

Adult bed bugs are small, brownish insects, just under a ¼” long and are relatively flat. They are nearly as wide as they are long, and oval in shape. Immature bed bugs (nymphs) resemble the adults but are much smaller and lighter in color. Newly hatched nymphs are translucent and are no bigger than a pinhead (1 mm).

Do bed bugs spread disease?

Bed bugs are not known to spread disease. Bed bug bites can be characterized by itching and swelling that may become apparent several days after being bitten.