What do Bed Bugs Look Like? See it in Pictures.

Bed Bugs are clearly visible to naked eye.

An Adult Bed Bug besides a Canadian Dollar Coin. The Bed Bug was placed near the coin to provide a perspective on it’s size and dimensions. It may not be very obvious but Bed Bugs have very little height compared to their width and length, that is, Bed Bugs are quite flat and therefore can crawl into slits and cracks of bed frames.

An Adult Bed Bug besides a Canadian Dollar Coin

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Bed Bugs are unusually flat, i.e, have little height.

An Adult Bed Bug on top of a Canadian Dollar Coin. This Image clearly illustrates the flatness of a Bed Bug. There could be many slits or gaps in our Beds or Couches that can be exploited as home by these Pests. They can easily crawl in to a space as wide as the thickness of a credit card.

While a Bed Bug can easily catch our eye when moving and viewed from top, it becomes much harder to notice them when they are not moving and viewed from their sides – not to mention that they are hiding in dark slits and gaps.

An Adult Bed Bug on top of a Canadian Dollar Coin

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The Flatness of Bed Bugs:

Here you see a Bed Bug on an incline at an angle. The flatness of this insect is quite obvious.

This flatness allows them to crawl into Cracks, Slits and Gaps.

If you can slot in a 10 ¢ coin somewhere, then a fully adult Bed Bug can easily call it a home. Such spots abound in the corners of our Box Springs and other bed frame components.

An Adult Bed Bug Side View

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A Bed Bug on human Skin:

Bed Bugs would sneakily move onto their host as not to be noticed. They are primarily attracted to host by Carbon Dioxide and warmth. They would feed on human blood for 5-10 minutes. On average an individual Bed Bug would not need to feed for about 2 weeks times. However, if there are many dozens of Bed Bugs nesting in a bed, a human may be fed upon on a daily basis.

An Adult Bed Bug on Human Skin

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Bed Bug on it’s back (Belly Up) and an Egg:

This image clearly shows the white shiny Egg and the Bed Bug – side by side. Bed Bugs Eggs are laid with a sticky cement like substance. So these small white and shiny eggs are not easily moved away. A good round brush with good suction vacuum is a basic requirement when cleaning moderate to high Bed Bug infestations.

An Adult Bed Bug on It

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