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What Do Bed Bugs Look Like?

Bed bugs are characterized by their red to brown color and flat, oval-shaped bodies, reminiscent of an apple seed in size. Their segmented bodies feature six legs and two antennae positioned at the top of their head. Adults typically grow to be 5 mm long, or about the size of an apple seed, while eggs are white and measure just 1 mm.

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How Big are Bed Bugs?

Adult bed bugs typically reach a length of 5 mm, approximately the size of an apple seed. On average, they range from ¼ to 3/16 of an inch. Notably, their size can vary depending on whether they’ve recently fed. Post a blood meal, bed bugs exhibit a slightly longer, more cylindrical, and redder appearance. Although they tend to hide, adult bed bugs are visible to the human eye.

Bed Bug Life Cycle

The life cycle of bed bugs comprises eggs followed by five nymph stages. Eggs are laid in various locations, including mattresses, furniture, wall cracks, baseboards, and floorboards. These eggs, white and oblong, measure around 1 mm. Nymphs resemble miniature adult bed bugs and undergo multiple exoskeleton sheds after blood meals before maturing into adults.

Bed Bug Identification in Suffolk County & Nassau County

Bed bugs are frequently mistaken for other insects such as carpet beetles. Since it can be challenging to properly identify a bed bug, it’s always best to reach out to a local bed bug removal company if you suspect you have an infestation. They can determine what type of pest you have and help create a custom treatment plan to get rid of the infestation efficiently.

What do Bed Bugs look like? Serving Long Island and surrounding areas

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