Controlling bed bugs is complex. Using an integrated pest management (IPM) approach incorporates both non-chemical and pesticide methods. Success depends on the extent of the infestation, clutter on site, and resident participation.
These are highly magnified bed bugs eggs. Notice each egg has a small "hatch lid" at the end of it. This is where the bed bug emerges. Notice their small red eyes through the translucent egg.
On the exterior, you may find thousands of tiny red bugs congregating in large numbers on siding, brick walls and other outside surfaces. These household mites are often attracted to the sunniest side of the house or foundation.
Bedbugs are small, oval, brownish insects that live on the blood of animals or humans. Adult bedbugs have flat bodies about the size of an apple seed. After feeding, however, their bodies swell and
Rusty or reddish stains on bed sheets or mattresses caused by bed bugs being crushed. Dark spots (about this size: •), which are bed bug excrement and may bleed on the fabric like a marker would. Eggs and eggshells, which are tiny (about 1mm) and pale yellow skins that nymphs shed as they grow larger.
How to Identify Bed Bug Bites. Many people are familiar with the popular refrain, "good night, sleep tight, don't let the bed bugs bite," but not many can identify bed bug bites. In fact, the bites are impossible to diagnose without determining if you actually have bed bugs. To best identify bed bug bites, look for