Bugs of any shape or size tend to get your attention. When identifying bugs shaped like sesame seeds, there are a few common culprits, one of which is making national headlines and causing people to toss their mattresses. Sesame-seed-shaped bugs are found indoors and out and can live on humans, animals or plants.
Bed bug bites are caused primarily by two species of the insect Cimex: Cimex lectularius (the common bed bug) and Cimex hemipterus. Their size ranges between 1 and 7 mm. They spread by crawling between nearby locations or by being carried within personal items.
If you're reading this article, then it's likely you have experienced (or are currently experiencing) a run in with bed bugs. To help you out, we've curated 53 of the best images and pictures of bed bugs I could find that showcase what a bed bug looks like so hopefully you can identify what it is that's pestering you.
Adult bed bugs are reddish brown in color and approximately 1/4 inch to 3/8 inch long; they are nearly as wide as they are long. They are about the size of an apple seed. Juvenile bed bugs can be very small and very hard to see. Bed bugs do not have wings, and cannot fly.
Perseverance and determination is the key to get rid of bed bugs permanently. Bed bugs are pesky creatures that lay hundreds of eggs and disturb your much needed sleep. Therefore, simply treating your premises with a suitable bed bug removal treatment once or twice is not enough - you need to repeat the procedure at […]
Rose Board Certified Entomologist Mark "Shep" Sheperdigian describes the stages of a bed bugs life and how to identify bed bugs and what bed bug eggs look like.