Bed Bugs Pictures

Have you ever wondered what bed bugs look like? Do you need to see pictures so you can identify whether you have a bed bug infestation? Look no further. On this page you will find all types of bed bug pictures (i.e. adult bed bugs pictures, baby bed bug or nymph pictures, bed bug eggs pictures, bed bug infestation pictures, and bed bug bites pictures).

Adult Bed bugs Pictures

What do adult bed bugs look like? Please see the right the adult bed bugs pictures on the right.

Adult bed bugs are mahogany-brown, oval, dorso-ventrally flattened, wingless insects, which are approximately 5-7 mm in length and possess piercing mouthparts.

When unfed, adults are pale, yellowbrown in colour (see unfed adult bed bug picture on the right). After a full blood meal, they take on a darker mahogany-brown colour (see unfed adult bed bug picture on the right). Three pairs of walking legs are present, slender but well developed, with efficient tarsal claws for clinging on to the host during feeding. The bed bug’s head is short and broad, with a pair of prominent compound eyes, in front of which is a pair of clearly visible segmented antennae.

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Adult Bed Bug

Adult Bed Bug

Adult Bed Bug Feeding

Adult Bed Bug Feeding

Nymph Pictures (aka Baby Bed Bugs Pictures)

Nymphs are small versions of the adult form, with a thinner cuticle, which displays the colour of partly digested blood. The bed bugs increase in size from 1.3 – 5.0mm.

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Nymph

Nymph

Bed Bug Eggs Pictures

Bed bug eggs are approximately 1mm long and 0.5mm wide, with an egg-cap (the operculum). Unhatched eggs are pearl coloured and opaque before hatching, becoming translucent when hatched.

Bed Bugs Eggs

Bed Bugs Eggs

Bed bugs infestation Pictures

Cast nymphal skins, hatched or unhatched eggs, strawyellow, dark brown or black marks (excrement spots, consisting mainly of excess water, with a little blood) and a sickly sweet / coriander-like smell, are all signs that are used to identify bed bug presence, along with customer complaints and evidence of bites.

Signs of Bed Bugs

Signs of Bed Bugs

Bed bugs Bites Pictures

Bed bug bites look very different from people to people. Some people get bed bug bites that are large, some small, and some have a red dot in the center. Some people get a scab and others don’t. Bed bugs bites might look like mosquito bites or pimples. Some bed bug bites are in groups of 2 or three, or in a line, or in a circle. Others are always single bites.

Experts state that whether you get multiple bites in a pattern may have to do with whether the bed bug is disturbed while feeding (if you move, they may move and start over) and also whether your veins are easily accessed by the bed bugs (if they are, they need pierce only once).

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Bed Bugs Bites Pictures

Bed Bugs Bites Pictures