Nymphs bright red after feeding and are clear in color. Bed bugs can't fly. However, they are able to crawl rapidly. Roach bites vs. bed bug bites. Firstly we will discuss how roach bites look like: Roach bite will normally not bite the human. They will bite human only if it smells food. Roach bites cause redness in the area.
The American cockroach (Periplaneta americana) is the largest species of common cockroach, and often considered a pest.In certain regions of the U.S. it is colloquially known as the waterbug, though is not a true waterbug since it is not aquatic. It is also known as the ship cockroach, kakerlac, and Bombay canary.
Cockroach nymphs (Immature cockroaches) can also appear to be the same color as bed bugs in addition to being nocturnal. They seem to hide in cracks and crevices as well as staying close to food. Although they appear similar in coloration to bed bugs when they are nymphs, as adults they look very different from one another.
As you must see, the bed bugs (nymphs and adults) don't look like the hatchling German cockroach nymphs emerging from the ootheca. Look at the head, body, antennae, 2 cerci at rear end of cockroaches and they really don't resemble one another that closely.
Water Bug vs Roach. You can tell the Identical difference between Water Bugs vs Cockroaches after reading this article. People often called them cockroach, but they are completely or quietly different from each other. Those Two are one of the primitive or archaic insets of this planet.
Dear ben, What you have there is a cockroach nymph or immature cockroach and NOT a bed bug. One way you can tell that it's NOT a bed bug from about a hundred miles away (ok, just a few feet actually) is the lengthy antenna.