The following Bed Bugs images can help you recognize what do bed bugs look like in your home or apartment.Bed bugs at all stages can be detected with the naked eye. It is essential to identify them accurately and to distinguish them from other insects that require a different treatment plan.
With bed bugs becoming a major pest problem in homes, hotels and businesses across the country, many people are curious about how quickly bed bugs spread. Bed bugs do not fly since they do not have wings. They are able to crawl and rapidly move short distances within an infected area, and slowly spread to other rooms in the home or business.
Like adult bed bugs, baby bed bugs are oval-shaped. In many ways, they look like a miniature version of adults apart from the color difference. If you see a baby bed bug crawling on your mattress, there's likely a host of adult bed bugs hiding as well. Bed bugs are very slim, which allows them to fit into tight cracks.
Bedbugs move and they can move fairly quickly. There are some photos here in the FAQ's. Take a look. They don't jump or fly. An adult bedbug is easily visible. The first bedbug I saw was probably a 4th or 5th stage nymph, so not yet fully grown (about the size of an apple seed.) It hadn't had a meal, so it was in its "thin" shape.
A strong, unpleasant, musty odor like that of a wet towel is another common bed bug symptom. Bed bugs release pheromones, and when in large numbers, the smell can be quite strong. Should you find your bedroom smelling like a dirty locker room, you may want to perform an inspection. Remember, bed bugs aren't confined to your home.
Bed bugs may move from host to host, although this is typically accomplished by crawling. Bed bugs are insects that belong to the order Hemiptera, or true bugs. They are blood-feeding insects that have piercing sucking mouth parts. Bed bugs undergo gradual metamorphosis which includes eggs, nymphs and adults.