Bed bugs are brown in color, changing to dark red after feeding on warm-blooded hosts, usually humans. They are usually nocturnal and feed at night on sleeping hosts.
Female bed bugs can deposit up to 5 eggs a day. Eggs usually hatch 7-20 days. If untreated, within four months there could be 9,600 bed bugs, leave them untreated for five months and the total is closer to 31, 500.
Adults can live up to a year without a blood meal. They travel long distances to get a meal. Estimates are as far as 100 feet between harborage sites. As far as entomologists know, bed bugs do not transmit any diseases. Bed bugs can be found anywhere there is a crack or crevice, including furniture, folds of mattress or box springs, picture frames, purses, electrical wall plates, etc. They do prefer warm places.