Number of eggs laid by female
Several hundred in groups of 4 to 8
Size of Adult
2 to 3 mm long
Very flattened from side to side with well-developed spines and jumping legs.
Adapted to piercing and sucking.
Color of adult
Red to brown
Larva: organic matter and partially digested blood excreted by the adult.
Adult: Prefer to feed on the blood of the species to which they are adapted.
Vacated premises which have previously contained domestic pets, birds’ nests, animal bedding, hotels, houses, hospitals, underground garages, etc.
Throughout the day and night.
Larval stage: 1-2 weeks
Pupal stage: 4-14 days
Adults: several days