Can You See Dead Bed Bugs? Since living bed bug adults as nymphs and eggs are visible with the naked eye, it is reasonable to assume that dead bugs are also visible. It is possibly a bit harder to see them than live ones, but still visible if one looks carefully.
If a small number of bed bugs are found in a single-family home inspectors and technicians stand a better chance of locating the source of the infestation because potential "hot spot" areas (i.e., where people rest for extended periods of time) are clearer and the method of introduction was likely a piece of luggage or furniture, a sleeping bag or article of clothing.
Bed bug eggs are small (around 0.1 inches, 2.5mm) long and appear white or semi-transparent, similar to a grain of uncooked white rice. They will be sticky to the touch and usually clustered together.
Bed Bugs Bed bugs are small, brownish-red insects that feed on blood. They are attracted to warmth and carbon dioxide, so they often live in bedding or mattresses and emerge at night to feed on sleeping humans. The anatomy of a bed bug consists of an oval shaped body, a small broadly attached head, and compound eyes.
Bed bugs are small, brownish, flattened insects that feed solely on the blood of animals. Although the common bed bug ( Cimex lectularius) prefers feeding on humans, it will also bite other warm-blooded animals, including dogs, cats, birds and rodents.
The IPM Institute of North America has a review of five commonly encountered pests, including bat bugs (pictured), that can be misidentified as bed bugs. 1. Spider Beetle. Spider beetles are the shape and size of fleas, oval and dark brown. They may appear bloated and reddish brown, as if they had just fed on human blood.