The IPM Institute of North America has a review of five commonly encountered pests, including bat bugs (pictured), that can be misidentified as bed bugs. 1. Spider Beetle. Spider beetles are the shape and size of fleas, oval and dark brown. They may appear bloated and reddish brown, as if they had just fed on human blood. Au contraire!
9 Bugs That Look Like Bed Bugs 1. Bat Bug. 2. Swallow Bug. 3. Spider Beetle. 4. Book Louse Bug. 5. Cockroach Nymphs. 6. Wood Ticks. 7. Fleas. 8. Black Carpet Beetle.
Carpet beetles vary in color depending on type (e.g., varied, black, furniture or common carpet beetles). Sometimes they look like a black and yellow ladybug. They have short antennae and round bodies and might also have irregular brown, orange and white scales or be solid brown or black. Carpet beetles are generally smaller than bed bugs.
[Read the full story: Hundreds of Tiny Bugs Are Probably Hiding in Your Home] Book louse Book lice (Liposcelididae) are tiny insects found in many habitats, often in animal nests and human homes.
Types of Bugs Found in Beds The Bed Bug. Bed Bug Cousin. Fleas. Skin Mites. Dust Mites. Ticks. Clover Mites.