Bed Bug Photo Guide
Bug photo guide includes pictures of bedbugs at each stage of
development...from egg to adult. Pictures are also shown of what bed
bug remains look like on surfaces such as a mattress and pictures of
bed bug bites."
Bed bugs start as eggs and then move through a life cycle from
nymph (just born bed bugs) to adult. An average bed bug lives for 10
Picture Bed Bugs at
Different Points in BedBug Life Cycle
If you are having trouble identifying bed bugs,
then you can send a sample to the Harvard School for Public Health.
If you do have bed bugs, the best way to get information and the
cheapest way to fight them is to purchase a kit such as the organic
for Bed Bugs or an insecticide based kit offered by
You can also see our guide
for treatment of bed bugs.
Bed Bug Photo - Eggs
Female bed bugs like to lay eggs on rough surfaces
such as cardboard, like the back of a picture, or on fabric. The white
specs are bed bug eggs. the eggs are surrounded by adult bugs.
Picture of Bed Bug Eggs in the Seam of a Couch
Bed Bug Photo - Close up View of Bed Bug Eggs
Bed Bug Pictures - Adult
An adult bed bug will change in appearance before
and after feeding. Before feeding they are brownish in color and take
on a dull red when full as depicted below.
Bed Bug Photo Before and After
Bed Bug Picture on
Bed Bug Picture - Side View
Bed bugs are very thin before feeding and can be found on any
surface. Here is a side view demonstrating how thin they are.
This particular bed bug is pictured on human skin and is
to begin a blood meal.
Source: University of Florida
Bed Bug Feeding on Human Skin (Bed Bug Bite Photo)
A bed bug will feed on human skin 1x every 2
weeks. Feeding take approximately 10 minutes and may consist of several
Bed Bug Picture of Adult Bed Bugs and Nymphs
Source: PCT October 2005
Bed Bug Photo - Mattress
For smaller infestations 4 - 200 bedbugs, they
tend to stay near the host. Since human hosts are bitten on a mattress
when sleeping, this is where to spot the first signs of bed bugs. You
will see bed bug feces, shell and blood marks on the bed.
Source: University of Kentucky
Bed Bug Bite Photo
Every person reacts differently to bed bug bites.
Redness that appears after a bite is due to an allergic reaction. While
some people may develop small red bumps, others may get a large hive.
Most redness will go away in 4 to 7 days. If they are itchy, there are
products made to help with bed bug related skin itch such as All
Stop Healing and Protection Spray.
Bites tend to appear in patterns and are usually seen on exposed areas
of the body such as the legs, arms and neck. It is unusual to
see them on the bottom of the feet. In this case, the problem
is probably scabies.
Picture of Bed Bug Bites
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