Now that you know a bit more about this bad creature, it is time to learn more about what they
actually look like.
You will find several pictures located here to help you, but it is important to read the necessary information about them as well. Bed bugs are commonly mistaken for other pests in the home. Or, you may think that you have bed bugs in your home when you actually do not but have some other pest lurking there.
If you plan to treat bed bugs, you need to have proper identification of these insects. Here are some key points to help you to identify them.
? In their adult stage, they are brown to a reddish tint of brown.
? They are an oval shape but they are also flattened out.
? In size, the adult bed bug is about 3/16 to 1/5 of an inch long.
? When they have just had a meal, the bed bug is swollen looking. They will be longer now and have a dark red color to them.
? On the front of their heads, they have what looks like a beak that allows them to pierce and suck from their mouths.
? Adult bed bugs do have wings. These wings do not allow them to fly, though. They are small in size and are very short looking.
? The eggs of bed bugs are white or colorless. They will darken in their color as they mature. They will eventually have a brownish tint to them when they are mature.
? The nymphs look a lot like that of the adult bed bugs in their appearance, just at a smaller size.
They Look Like Others
Bed bugs are commonly mistaken for other bugs that are in the same family, (Family Cimicidae) or in a closely related one. They are often confused with Cimex adjunctus, which are bat bugs or with Cimexopsis spp which are chimney swift bugs. The swallow bug, Oeciacus spp is also confused with bed bugs quite often.
Often the only way to know if a bug really is a bed bug is to have a professional look at it. A microscope is used to determine if the pest has the tell tale characteristics of a bed bug, as we have mentioned above. It is often necessary for a skilled entomologist to do this type of investigation as most can not tell the difference from these creatures listed to the bed bug.
These Are Some Of The Tips You Will Find In The Book:
What Bed Bugs Look Like
A Brief History Of The Bed Bug
The Life Cycle Of The Bed Bug
Habits Of The Bed Bug
What A Bed Bug Can Do To You
How To Control Bed Bugs
Bed Bugs In The Big Apple
The Truth Behind Articles On Bed Bugs
How To Get Rid Of Bed Bugs
The Bed Bugs Dilemma
Bugged And Bitten: The Bed Bug Problem
How To Deal With Bed Bugs In Hotels
Bug's Life - The Real Picture Of Bed Bugs
The War On Exterminating Bed Bugs
Bitten By The Bug
Controlling Bed Bugs and Other Pests
A Guide To Get Rid Of Bed Bugs
What Are Bed Bugs?
Notoriously Tiny Predators
Bed Bugs And Las Vegas
Bed Bugs In Georgia
Don't Let The Bed Bugs Bite
Bed Bugs Woes!
How To Get Rid Of Bed Bugs
Bed Bug Detection
Native Indian Remedies To Get Rid Of Bed Bugs
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