Adults are approximately 3/16”long, flat and oval shaped. They are a varying shade of rusty reddish-brown to a deep mahogany colour.
Females lay 1 to 5 eggs every day, and 200-500 in their life. Eggs hatch in 7 to 10 days. Nymphs moult five times and have a blood meal between each moult. It can take as fast as 21 days from egg to adult. Adults can survive for approximately one year.
Bed bugs feed at night and are attracted to warmth and carbon dioxide. They require 5-10 minutes to feed but will only feed every few days or so. Bed Bugs main harbourage areas are the box spring, mattress, and bed frame.