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Bed Bug

Actual Size: Less than 6 mm

Characteristics: Oval, flat, and mahogany brown to red-brown.

Legs: 6

Antennae: Yes

Wings: No

Habitat: Human dwellings such as homes, hotels, dormitories, hospitals, and other structures where people live or sleep. They are highly adaptable and can thrive in various environments, including urban areas and rural settings.


  • Bites are painless due to the anesthetic they inject while feeding, which allows them to feed unnoticed for several minutes to hours.
  • Feeds exclusively on the blood of humans and mammals.
  • They are adept hitchhikers and can be transported between locations via luggage, clothing, used furniture, and other belongings.

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Bed Bugs in Kailua Kona

Bed bugs are prevalent across all 50 states, being nocturnal creatures that solely rely on blood for sustenance. While humans are their primary hosts, they also feed on birds and mammals. These insects are adept at concealing themselves in cracks and crevices, preferring secluded spots where they’re unlikely to be disturbed. Bed bugs typically feed during the night while their hosts are asleep, and they can survive for over a year without a blood meal. Their bites are usually painless, allowing them to feed unnoticed during their nocturnal activity.

Bed Bug Habitat

Bed bugs thrive in clustered colonies and prefer habitats where humans spend prolonged periods resting or sleeping. They are often inadvertently transported between locations via luggage, bedding, furniture, and other items, seeking refuge in seams and folds. These pests are commonly encountered in various settings such as homes, hotels, apartments, schools, and medical facilities, favoring cracks, crevices, and seams in items like headboards, mattresses, luggage, and upholstered furniture.

Bed Bug Behaviors, Threats, or Dangers

Bed bugs, while not disease vectors, can trigger allergic reactions in some individuals, necessitating medical attention. Initial signs of an infestation include skin bites or the appearance of small brownish spots on bedding. These pests gain entry through used furniture, bedding, or items in transit, as well as shared pipes in apartments or hotel rooms. Bed bug bites may go unnoticed but can result in welt-like swelling in a linear pattern on the skin. If a bed bug infestation is suspected, it is recommended to contact a professional bed bug exterminator.

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