Bed bugs might not fly, but they have developed a lot of other characteristics that make them extremely hard to get rid of. For starters, they can go for long periods without eating, can survive for a very long time and breed incredibly fast producing large numbers.
I recently saw something that looked like a bed bug but had wings and flew on the wall. ANSWER: They do not fly. You may have seen another small insect, but unless we have a sample we will not be able to help you identify it. If you need some help, call us, and ask for an inspection of your premises.
First off, bed bugs are not equipped to fly. They do have front wings, but they are vestigial, meaning they have lost their function over time. The front wings on today's bed bugs are reduced to small jointed pads, which aren't capable of anything more than a slight wiggle while the bed bugs move or feed. This is a common occurrence in evolution.
Bed bugs are insects that belong to the order Hemiptera, or true bugs. They are blood-feeding insects that have piercing sucking mouth parts. Bed bugs undergo gradual metamorphosis which includes eggs, nymphs and adults. Nymphs look very similar to the adults with the main difference being the adults can reproduce.
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. They do not fly or jump, but they can crawl rapidly. How can bed bugs get into my home?
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