Even in their nymph stages, bed bugs are ready to eat. They primarily feed off of people, but will also bite animals − including dogs, cats, rodents and chickens. A bed bug can last up to a year or longer without feeding if the temperatures are ideal. Still, the average bed bug life cycle isn't very long, but they do lead active lives
Bed bugs are about 5 to 7 mm or 3/16 to 1/4 inches in length. For a better idea of size, they are roughly the size of an apple seed. Keep in mind that the size of a bed bug may vary depending on the age (adult vs. nymphs) and whether or not it has had a recent feeding. CC Image courtesy of AFPMB
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Bed bugs are small, flat wingless insects that are reddish-brown in color and approximately one-quarter inch long, before feeding (about the size and shape of a small apple seed). They hide during the day on beds (mattress seams, box springs, bed frames, headboards) and in cracks and crevices of walls, floors and furniture. They come out at night.
An adult bed bug can measure up to 1/4th inch in length and typically resembles a tiny apple seed. A female bed bug lays up to 500 eggs in her lifetime. The babies or nymphs grow to full adult size in 21 days and they go through five different developmental stages. Well fed adult bugs can live for years.