What Do Bed Bug Looks Like?
What do Bed bugs look like? Bed bugs are flat, brown, wingless and about 5 mm or one-fourth of an inch in size. They are shiny reddish-brown in color and have 6 legs. But while have a good serving of blood they appear dark brown. They are elliptical-shaped, about the size of an apple seed.
Adult bed bugs are coffee color and turn reddish after feeding. Young bedbugs are called Nymphs, discard their skins five times before reaching maturity. Each time of discarding skins they need a meal of blood.
Recently hatched bed bugs are colorless excluding after feedings. They can be seen with human eyes, but they are smart enough to hide them fast before you observe them nicely.
How do they enter your home?
There are a lot of ways that bed bugs can infest your home. Bedbugs are blood-sucking insects that may enter your homes unknowingly with a piece of luggage from your recent trip, or someone’s clothing who already infested.
How to Remove Bedbugs infestation?
Remember, to remove bedbug infestation you can use bedbug spray available in any supermarket near to you. It’s a very fast and easy method of killing bedbugs in a low-level infestation. If the infestation is serious and permanently killing bed bugs you need to call a pest control professional or apply a combination of DIY methods.
Please visit our website fleabitesinfo.org or youtube video channel “Best info Pro” to find several DIY methods and pick the one that fits your needs. The channel link is here: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC5WFDPmnHqdJ2MmjxjAL7WQ/
How to find Bed bug bites?
The actual size of bed bugs
As you can see in the above picture that a full-size bed bug is 5 mm long and nymphs are smaller than that. So, it’s difficult to see them with normal eyes. For an enhanced look, you can use a Magnifying Glass. If you want to buy one, search online or find here: Magnifier 3 LED Light, Marrywindix 3X 15X Handheld Magnifier, Reading Magnifying Glass, Lens Jewelry Loupe White, and Black color.
To help you recognize bed bug bites easily we are showing here several pictures of bed bug bites on different organs of the human body. You may find live bedbugs while you are sleeping. Switch on and check your body with a torchlight. Bedbug bites may appear on any part of your body.
Take special care of your baby as they are very sensitive in bed bug bites. Look carefully to find any symptoms of bedbug bites. Bedbug bites may appear on hands, feet, and any other parts of the body. You should ensure that it’s bed bug bites. If so, take the necessary action as soon as possible.
You can buy a bed bug remedy from any store near to you or online from Amazon. If you experience the existence of bedbugs in your home, always keep some stock of such remedies in your store.
Sources of Information:
How to Kill Bed Bugs for Good – Bed Bugs Removal Guide,
Insecticides/Treatments – Bed Bugs,
South Carolina Department of Health and Environmental Control,
The United States Environmental Protection Agency,
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