Bed Bug Nymph


Actual Size: Approximately 1.5 – 4.5 mm.

Characteristics: Oval, flat, pale translucent-brown color that darkens as they mature.

Legs: 6

Antennae: Yes

Wings: No

Habitat: Bed bug nymphs are young bed bugs that haven’t reached adulthood yet. They can be found in the same locations as adult bed bugs. Single-family homes, apartments, hotels, hospitals, schools and college campuses, office buildings, retail stores, movie theaters, and even public transportation.


  • Slow moving due to their short limbs and underdeveloped exoskeleton
  • Feeds exclusively on the blood of humans and mammals.
  • Grow rapidly, changing size every day.

Bed Bug Nymphs in Flushing NY

On average, bed bug nymphs feed much more frequently than adult bed bugs. They require a blood meal once per week approximately for their development; adult bed bugs can survive for months without food. Baby bed bugs (aka nymphs) are unlikely to be the primary source of a bed bug infestation, so if you see them, it’s a sign that you have an established active bed bug infestation in your home that’s breeding.

Bed Bug Nymph Habitat

Bed bug nymphs can be found in the same places mature bed bugs are found. Hotels and college dorms are two of the most common sources of infestation. They conceal themselves in seams and folds of luggage, overnight bags, and clothing, hitching a ride to their next destination. Houses, apartment buildings, schools, medical facilities offer plenty of nooks and crevices where bed bug nymphs can hide and come out to feed at night.

Bed Bug Nymph Behaviors, Threats, or Dangers

Though their bites can cause allergic reactions in sensitive individuals and infestations can be very distressing, the good news is that bed bugs are fairly innocuous. Neither bed bug adults or bed bug nymphs are spreaders of disease. The biggest threat of bed bug nymphs is that it indicates bed bugs are breeding in your home – and that means the infestation is well established. If you find bed bug nymphs, we strongly recommend contacting a professional bed bug exterminator as soon as possible.