Small beetle-like pest with very hard shell. Asked November 13, 2015, 11:03 AM EST. My pest is a very small (1/16 - 1/8 inch) flying, brown, beetle-like bug (insect?). It has a very hard shell - it is very difficult to squash!. I have a few pictures, which I'm enclosing, showing the bug on it's
We found one cast and two live bugs and proceeded to treatment. It turned out that the whole building (four apartments) had signs of them. Since moving in here, a brand new building, I'm the only one who's experienced (what might be) bites and the image above is the first sign of them I've had.
Bed bug expert Lou Sorkin from the American Museum of Natural History and two very busy pest control operators join Howdini's Kimberly Austin with everything you need to know to how to tell if you
Another sign that you have a bed bug problem is that you discover bed bug casings. These are the shells that the bed bugs shed when they are going through their life cycle, from nymph to adult. Bed bugs go through five life cycles and will shed their casing at the end of each cycle.
Bed Bug Cast Skins/Shells As bed bugs grow from birth to adulthood, they molt, or shed their exoskeletons. The cast skins (bedbug shells) they leave behind can be found in and around their harborages (hideouts) and are definite signs of a growing bed bug population. Credit: Dr. Harold Harlan/AFPMB (CC)
If you found one bed bug, it is sufficient cause for alarm. Unfortunately, the presence of one suggests there are more. As a single fertile female may lay four to five eggs every day for up to nine months, your home may quickly become infested. Thus it is important to take immediate action as soon as you discover a bed bug.