Bed Bug Images

Bed bug images are very helpful in the identifying a captured insect because of their distinct look. The egg is a little bit smaller than a sesame seed and has a translucence to it similar to that of a pearl. It will also flex when pushed similar to that of the tiny grape. From this tiny egg emerges a first stage nymph which is about the size of the head of a pin. It is translucent as in the picture above and is every difficult to see on a white or neutral background. Once it feeds it turns into a moving little red dot. This is a bit easier to see but can still be easily missed. The striations that you see along the back actually expand open similar to that of a reporting to facilitate its feeding and as in the picture the far left bottom become quite long. The amazing thing about this insect is that it is very flat. This insect can fit into any crack and crevice that you can slide a single sheet of  looseleaf paper into. Once they feed they turn a nice mahogany color thanks to your blood. It is been shown that most people don’t even know they have an infestation until it is been there for approximately 2 to 3 months. This is because it’s great ability to hide. This insect should not be confused with a spider beetle. A spider beetle has much more gangly type legs and is much more round in the middle. More info on Spider Beetles can be found here. Any insects that are found in your bedroom, in your living room, or on your person should be saved in a Ziploc bag and presented to your exterminator or pest control professional so that it can be identified. Make sure to save the insect and to not give it away. Also marked the date on which you found it and where exactly you located the bug. Hopefully these bedbug images will help you identify your currently having an issue but if you are still not sure feel free to give us a call or send us a picture via email and we will identify insect for you for free.

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