Bed Bug Covington
This bug probably received its common name of bed bug from its close association with human sleeping beds where it often seeks refuge during daylight,only to out to feed on the beds occupant(s) at night.
Adults about 3/16″ long; broadly oval and flat. Color brown to reddish brown (after Feeding). Female bed bugs lay 1-5 eggs per day with the 1/32″ long, white eggs being deposited individually in cracks or on rough surfaces and secured with a transparent cement for an average total of 200 eggs; maximum eggs per day is 12, with 541 for a lifetime.
Humans are the preferred host of bed bugs but in their absence bed bugs will feed on poultry, canaries, English sparrows, mice, rats, guinea pigs and bats.
Bed bugs harbor in cracks and crevices during the day and come out to feed at night. Typically they can be found around mattress buttons and beading, in boxsprings or their coverings, and in any crevice of a wooden bed frame, such as where members join. Other places to check are wall hangings such as picture frames, night stands, stuffed furniture, baseboards, floorboard cracks, behind loose wallpaper, light switches, door and window frames, conduits, ect. In heavy infestations, bed bugs may be found in wall voids, attics, and other enclosed places. They will crawl considerable distances to obtain a blood meal.
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