Bed Bug

Bed bug in Phoenix

Physical Characteristics of the Phoenix bed bug

  • Flat, oval with front wing measuring 1/3” in length
  • Small hairs on the abdomen create a striped appearance
  • Abdomen appears bright red after feeding on blood

Phoenix Bed Bug Behavior

  • Often reside in mattresses, linens, clothing, etc.
  • Enter the home in used furniture, luggage, and other items
    exposed to Bed Bugs
  • Feed at night using their beaks to pierce their victim’s skin and draw blood

Food Sources

  • Blood (especially human)
  • Water (derived from moisture in the air)

Life Cycle in Phoenix

  • Females produce up to 5 eggs daily
  • Can live longer than 10 months with a good food source and tolerable environmental conditions

Related Information and Warnings

  • Bites can cause rashes and other allergic reactions
  • Blood spotting on mattresses and nearby furnishings indicate an infestation
  • Early detection in essential in preventing and treating infestations

If you notice a Bed Bug or have feel as though you have an infestation in your Phoenix property please feel free to call Bug Guardian at (480)345-2847.