What Are Bed Bugs?

The common bed bug, Cimex lectularius, is a small parasitic insect that feeds on human blood. The average adult is about the size and shape of an apple seed, flat and brown. After feeding, the bed bug will swell and turn a deep red or dark purple color.

Bed bugs are primarily active at night. They do not fly, but they can move quickly over floors, walls and ceilings. Adult bed bugs have flat bodies about the size of an apple seed. Bed bugs are reddish-brown in color after feeding, but they can be nearly colorless when they first hatch from eggs.

As they grow older, they will shed their skins five times before reaching maturity – each time leaving behind a molt with the exoskeleton going darker and darker until the insect is mature enough to produce eggs.

Female bed bugs lay about 1-5 eggs per day for several months during their lives (as long as two years). Eggs are laid one at a time on surfaces near where people sleep such as mattress seams or around box springs or other furniture near where people sleep – usually close to where people are sleeping so that when they do feed on humans they have access to their host without travelling too far away from where they live in order to avoid the risk of being spotted by their hosts.

Bed bugs are not known to transmit disease, but their bites can cause inflammation and allergic reactions in some people.

Veggedyr are small, flat and oval in shape. The adult bed bug is about the size of an apple seed (5-7 mm) and can be light brown to dark brown in color. Bed bugs are not known to fly, but they can move quickly, even through cracks smaller than a dime.

Bed bugs can be found in or near the places where people sleep, but they also live in cracks and crevices of any room in a building.


As you can see bed bugs are a serious problem for both homeowners and landlords in Norway. It is important to keep your home clean and free of clutter to help prevent infestations. If you do find bed bugs in your home or apartment, contact a professional pest control company immediately so they can come out and treat the problem before it gets worse.

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