Bed Bug Photos
Bed bug photos life cycle pics.
Notice the difference in size, shape & color.
Now that you have seen the bed bug photos, here’s a quick overview of the different stages in a bedbug’s life:
- Immature bedbugs are known as nymphs. They closely resemble adults, but are smaller and lack the deep reddish-brown color found in the adult bedbug.
- Adult bedbugs are about a quarter-inch long, oval, reddish brown, and wingless. Their body is flat ( except if fully engorged, see above)), and they possess long, slender legs and an antenna. They also have a long, segmented beak which they use for their blood meal. While a bedbug is at rest, the beak lies beneath the body and projects backwards between the legs.
- Female bedbugs are capable of laying about 500 eggs in their lifetime under optimal temperature and blood meal conditions.
Now that you understand the different stages of a bedbug’s life, it’s time to grab a magnifying glass and ask yourself these questions if you think you just discovered one:
- Is the bug yellowish-white or reddish-brown in color?
- Is the bug wingless?
- Is the bug flat with obvious folds on its body?
- Do you see any dark spots in the middle or bottom of the bug that might be blood?
- Does the bug have six legs and a short, thick antenna?
- Does the bug have small, dark, and protruding eyes?
If you answered “yes” to any of these questions, you might indeed have bedbugs. After identifying the insect you found as a bedbug, you might want to inspect your bedroom or office for black spots, a bedbug’s waste on your bedding, mattress, and box spring. It’s also important to look under any chairs or cabinets or nightstands.
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