When a bed bug (Cimex lectularius) feeds on its host, this feeding is called a “blood meal”. A typical blood meal take 5 to 10 minutes to complete. Often bed bugs will bite serially resulting in a row of bites. Bites are most commonly inflicted on exposed skin, such as face, neck, arms, and hands. Bed bug bites are usually painless and often are noticed after the person awakes or even a day or two later.