Know Your Parasites: The Bedbug
Bat, poultry and barn swallow bugs, share physical attributes with bedbugs. Bedbugs feed primarily upon human blood. The others do not.
1. Adult bed bugs are about 6-7 mm (3/16-1/4 inch) long, broadly oval, flat, brown to reddish-brown true bugs, with a 3-segmented beak, 4-segmented antennae, and vestigial wings.
2. They have very thin, vertically flattened bodies covered with short, golden-colored hairs.
3. The tips of their abdomens are usually pointed in males but rounded in females