Interesting Bed Bugs Pictures

Bed bugs are one of the six top most annoying pests of the world. Infestation by bedbugs is the hot topic these days in the US. Professionals divide bed bug infestation into three categories:

  1. Light Infestation- 200 bed bugs
  2. Medium Infestation- 200-300 bed bugs
  3. Severe Infestation-2000-3000 bed bugs

This article illustrates some interesting pictures of bedbugs along with some fun facts. You will be surprised to learn these facts about these pesky pests that disturb your sleep daily. For example, there was a time when bed bugs were used for medicinal purpose. Egyptians used them to cure snakebites.

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Bed bug for testing

There are several research institutes that are currently working on bed bugs to find the key to eradicating them. Some of them are: The University of Kentucky, Cooper Pest Solutions and Bed Bug Central, to name a few.

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Bed bug crawling on human skin

Only those who are sensitive and allergic can feel that bed buga crawling on them. Bed bugs are too small to announce their presence.

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Bed bug nymph feeding

The picture above shows a translucent young bed bug, known as a nymph, feeding on a human. The red color of its body is due to the blood.

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Bed bug sucking blood on human skin

There is a misconception that bed bugs only feed on humans. Before this, they used to feed on bats.

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Bed bug on a finger tip

Bed bugs become reddish brown only after feeding on blood. Once they have had their meal, they survive for 3 to 4 days.

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Adult bed bugs mating

Bed bugs can lay 10,000 eggs in 3 months.

 

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Complete Bed Bug colony on mattress

This is common sight under your carpet or mattress during bed bug infestation.

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Bed bugs eggs(clustered)

As has already been mentioned, bed bugs can lay 10,000 eggs in 3 months. A single bed bug can lay upto 500 eggs in its life time.

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Bed bug Egg

This bed bug egg is actually smaller than the size of a pinhead. The picture is highly magnified.

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Life cycle: egg, nymph and adult

The above life cycle shows all stages of bed bugs- egg, nymph and adult- in a single photograph. Bed bugs are difficult to eradicate completely as they can be alive even two weeks after treatment.

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Comparison of egg’s size with rice

Even a grain of rice is big in comparison to the size of a bed bug. This clearly shows how minutely you have to search for bed bugs on your mattresses and other areas of your house to get rid of them.

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Bed bugs and eggs

Bed bugs are a tasty treat to cockroaches, spiders, mites, centipedes, the masked hunter, pharaoh ants, and fire ants.

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Bed bug infestation on a mattress

They are too small to be easily noticed. Placing the mattress under the sun can solve the problem. There are several mattress treatments available. In spite of so many cures, the problem persists.

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Bed bugs feeding

An adult bed bug can survive for 550 days without food. Its bite may not lead to serious disease but the symptoms of the bite are chronic.

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Bed bugs breeding

The bed bug breeding process is traumatic insemination. They can breed 4 or 5 times in a lifetime but can lay eggs several times after mating.

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Picture of bed bugs for study just a week after they stuck Paris

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Bed bug infestation on wall 

Unbelievable, yet fact. Bed bug infestation has grown so much in New York City that it was 82 in 2004 and in 2009 it is 4,088.

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Comparison of a bed bug with the tip of a pair scissors. You can imagine how tiny it is, and so hard to notice!


231 Responses to “Interesting Bed Bugs Pictures”

  1. rhea mae ortiz says:

    seriously speaking I can’t sleep w bugs so I got a big problem how 2 kill dem , every night I must turn on my light so dat I can see them crawling on my bed ,so disgusting …

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    • Lisa says:

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    • gbugs says:

      green rubbing alcohol or white put a spray on and start spraying

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    • BRIANNA says:

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    • elisia rogers says:

      @rhea mae ortiz: Hi i know how you feel. im only 14 and i had these probs. at 13 and i hate bed bugs they bit my right arm up so bad it bleed everyday from me scratching the hek out of it so i told me mom she said i woud be fine without giving it another thought so i made my own pans i threw my bed away and got a new one because they were in the cracks of my bed.!!!! i realy wonder why god made these unsightful creatures…

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    • LEXI says:

      I KILL BED BUGS WITH A KNIFE AND THEY EX PLODE WITH BLOOD ALL OVER

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    • azia robertson says:

      Ik how u feel we had them once and they bite my cuzins baby it got kinda bad so we all moved and left everything there. It was exstremly gross

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    • ce'asia says:

      @rhea mae ortiz: do u feel them, crawling on u

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    • amber says:

      i use to have bed bugs but i got rid of them by heating upp the house with one of the hot air things that the bed bug men brought in to kill them it change my life now my childern dont have to wake up itching every moring i can have people over now im so :}}}}}}

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    • maria says:

      @rhea mae ortiz: i know right

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    • HoneyBunn says:

      @rhea mae ortiz: I dont have bed Bugs so i feel like if u got bed bugs move and get them out of your house also get a new bed but i hope yall get yall bed bugs away Thank You

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    • Jessica says:

      @rhea mae ortiz:
      Hello I read your comment what I did was vacum the whole area where there at ,the bed,sofa etc. the i sprayed lysol and hair lice spray for about a week. I sprayed and spraed they finally went away .Give that a try. Please let kn kmow it that work?

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    • Rebecca says:

      @rhea mae ortiz: For all of you that are trying to rid your homes of bed bugs go to beddefense.com. I just recently found out that my house if infested with bed bugs. My husband and I both were finding weird bite marks on our backs but we couldn’t find out what was causing it. I went online to find a solution and I saw an ad for beddefense so I ordered it. Today I found a dead bed bug on my carpet. I picked it up with a tissue and went online again to see pictures of bed bugs. T

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    • samatha says:

      that is very true i have to do that to and i have to sleep with a blanket over my head so that i can go to sleep

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    • brian roddey says:

      @rhea mae ortiz: im an exterminator in virginia only high heat will kill bedbugs in all stages adult instar and eggs we heat whole house to 150 degrees for 4 hours it usually costs around 2500 dollars but is an 18 hour job from start to finish. heat is the best way.we have had 100% sucess with this heat

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  2. Kashwar says:

    It’s really hard to kill bedbugs once they get into your apartment. I can’t even sleep comfortably just because of this god’s ####### insect bedbugs.

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  3. Rachel says:

    Trust me, they got into my apartment and now every night before I go to bed Im like oh god what am I getting myself into and I hate sleeping knowing that Im going to get bit. I hate these pest and they are effin impossible to get rid of! @Kashwar:

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  4. debora Totton says:

    oh nooooooooo I just caught one ‘figure’ right this morning…and guess what it looks just the same one of the pictures above.

    what to do now? I had a professional company spraying my apartment last two weeks and it seems that the problem is still here…

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    • Anthony says:

      @debora Totton: Steam will kill them. You must steam all your bedding and furniture near by. Concentrate on your box spring corners and underneath as well. Drag the head of the steamer along all cracks and crevices in the room. Purchase a matress bag that zips shut (about 40 to 60 dollars) and bag both the matress and box spring. take clutter out of room as well. A professional will also use a product called Behdlum. it is a spray contact kill.

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    • bugless says:

      @debora Totton:
      They say to put your mattress in plastic. One can get that at walmart. They wash and dry all clothes, put them into a plastic bag and zipped it up. Take things and put them in the back window of your car the heat will kill them. Leave your apt heat on high for a few days, put stuff animals in the freezer, I have heard of these tips…

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  5. richard says:

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    • bedbughunter says:

      @richard: wow these bugs. Are so hard to get rid of even if u defect your bed if u were to have anyleft in your house right whenu go back to sleep there they are how the ef fdo I get trid of these little creatures

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    • DeQueen Phillips says:

      This is so frecking discusting (itches) yuck

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  7. zoe says:

    Hi I had a falt mate move in his now moved out but now I keep findin bugs I’m not sure how to go about it my fiend also stayed ove in that room and was bit loads and she has also been in my room and now I’m findin them in my room I really don’t no what to do could someone help?

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  8. sam says:

    For those of you with bed bug nightmares, I have been dealing with those little monsters my self. Here are a few tips from experience, as well as research. Number one, Diatomecous Earth is your best friend. This is used in swimming pool filters, and as an insect control. They even make a food grade diotomecous Earth that you can actually take orally for benifits to your health. I spread a 2-3 inch wide, and at least thick enough for their little legs to sink into it. I made a row that looked like a tiny mountain around my air bed. I have hard wood floors. And a bed bug saw me, and made a beeline for my mattress. He got his legs in the pile, and stopped in his tracks. He then turned around, and made a beeline to my dresser. I have no carpet at all in my house. The diatomecous earth once it gets on them will dehydrate them, and they die. I since modified my bed frame with a few 2X4′s and plywood, 2 sheets cut to fit about 4″ bigger than the air bed itself. I have been getting better sleep. I am also dealing with a mite infestation at the same time. Thanks to a stray cat that jumped in my open window, and was with my cats for a while before I came in the room and startled it and it jumped out. This poor stray looked so terrible, it looked like it was near death. And as you could guess, my cats came down with a bad case of ear mites. Diamotecous earth is good for getting rid of mites as well. If you keep your mattress you can dust it with this stuff, dust the frame, furiture joints, cracks and crevices,base boards, lightly on carpets, it will clog up your vacum bags. If you throw out anything like furniture, be sure to break it up, or slice up the material, so that no unsuspecting person will pick it up, and infest their home.

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    • diatomaceous earth lover says:

      @sam: diatomaceous earth absolutely works as this blogger says..google it for yourself :0 good luck everyone!

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    • j.p. says:

      @sam: diatomaceous earth seems like a good option, just make sure to wear a protective mask, so as not to inhale the fine dust particles as it is a respiratory irritant. Good luck!

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    • Laura says:

      @sam:
      I use diatomaceous earth around my hosta to stop slugs and snails. Is this okay to use as you suggested or do I need a more “pasteurized” version to use around the house?

      I do not have bedbugs yet, but I want to be ready.

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    • kendal webb says:

      well i would hate for bed bugs to be in my bed

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