An adult bed bug is brown and flat in appearance (unless it is engorged with a blood meal) with a wide head and segmented body. They are about the size of an apple seed, 1/4 inch in width, and are typically reddish-brown in color, especially after feeding. Bed bugs do not fly but they do crawl quickly and often latch on to luggage or clothes.
PUBLICATION ENTO-4P How to Identify a Bed Bug Infestation Bed bug eggs are also tiny, about the size of the head of a pin. The will be a bright red if the bed bug has fed within the last a few hours. The bed bug will darken and flat-
How big are bed bugs? - see pictures to compare their size Bed bugs are a real nuisance if you have them in your home, but one of the things many people are unsure of is what these insects look like, their shape, their appearance and to know what size they grow to.
Live bed bugs, which are wingless with flat, oval-shaped bodies. They are usually brown, but may seem reddish if they've fed recently. Adult bed bugs are 4-5mm in size by the time they're fully grown, while nymphs are smaller and paler.
Two adult bed bugs in a petri dish (courtesy of Kim Jung) Adult bed bugs, in general, are: about the size of an apple seed (5-7 mm or 3/16 - 1/4 inch long); long and brown, with a flat, oval-shaped body (if not fed recently); balloon-like, reddish-brown, and more elongated (if fed recently);
The bed bug life cycle begins like that of most insects—with an egg. Bed bugs will only romance to fertilize eggs after a blood meal. They meet back up at their harborage (a community of bed