So what do bed bugs look like? They look like an apple seed and can grow in size to 7mm with a flat or oval shape depending on the last time they fed. They survive by feeding on your blood and can go for many months without food once fully fed.
There are other bugs that resemble bed bugs. You will find more about bugs that look like bedbugs (but aren't) further on. The photographs in this article are meant to be a useful learning tool to help you identify your mystery bug.
They look different, have different diets and develop differently. Perhaps the only thing that carpet beetles and bed bugs have in common, besides their six legs, is their preference for indoor spaces. Carpet beetles belong to the Dermestid family of beetles (Coleoptera). Immature, or larval, beetles have different
Bedbugs do not fly, but they do however move rather quickly along multiple surfaces, including but not limited to: ceilings, walls, and fabrics. If the bug you find does have wings, or is flying, the bug is probably a mosquito or a fly, rather than a bedbug.
Ever wonder how bed bugs look? Adult bed bugs are reddish-brown with long, oval-shaped bodies about the size and shape of an apple seed.
Although carpet beetles are small, round and brown, they have distinct wings unlike the bed bug. Their larvae resemble furry little caterpillars. Carpet beetles do not bite, but some people