Do bed bugs have wings?

Asked March 28, 2013, 2:17 PM EDT

Do bed bugs have wings? My daughter found a few one day on her bed sheet, and then a week later, she found one about 1.5 mm to 2 mm in diameter. I haven't yet taken a photo.

Orange County California household insects bedbugs

1 Response

No, bed bugs do not have wings and cannot fly. They are pretty good runners, though. They easily climb anything with a rough surface, but have a hard time with very smooth, vertical surfaces. This is the principle behind the interceptor traps that are designed to go under bedposts.