Number of eggs laid by female
200-500 over a 2-month period in batches of 10 to 50.
Size of Adult
4 to 5 mm long
Oval and flattened from back to underside, well developed legs but wings absent.
Adapted to piercing and sucking.
Color of adult
Red to brown
Nymph & Adult: human blood. In their absence will feed on mice, rats, bats, poultry and canaries.
Cracks and crevices, headboards behind loose wallpaper, broken plaster, light switches, under carpets and skirtings, around mattress buttons and beading, crevice of a wooden bed frame, door & window frames, etc.
From egg to adult 21 days at 30C to 120 days at 18C.