An extreme closeup image of a bedbug

Identifying Bed Bugs

Bedbugs shown crawling on coin to demonstrate their tiny size

Bed bugs are reddish-brown, flat insects about the size of a tick. They can be seen with the human eye.

Before feeding, bed bugs have a wide, rectangular appearance. After feeding, adult bed bugs have a more elongate shape and redder color.

Enlarge images of a bed bugs at their normal and engorged sizes

An enlarged image of an engorged bed bug

Look for bed bug egg  cases.

Bed bug egg cases

Bed bugs, their excrement, nymphs, and eggs can also be found in cracks and crevices, such as mattress seams and bed skirts.

Enlarged image of bed bugs crawling on mattress

Bed skirt infest with bed bugs

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