Bed bugs look like tiny, oval-shaped bugs that enlarge in size when engorged with blood from their meal. Fully adult-sized bed bugs are around 5 millimeters long, and are a reddish-brown color comparable to a cockroach. Adult bed bugs are viewable to the naked eye, but younger bed bugs are harder to detect. These younger bed bugs, known as nymphs, also exhibit a lighter white or yellow translucent color. The nymphs will shed their casings as they mature into adults sized bed bugs. Bed bug eggs are also harder to detect because of its tiny size. They measure at the size of a pinhead or a small poppy seed, and are white in color. Bed bug eggs that are older than 5 days will also exhibit a red spot, called the eye spot. Keep in mind that as you do a bed bug inspection, it may be easier to spot a fully adult bed bug rather than a young nymph or bed bug eggs.
Are you waking up with new welts and bite marks every day? If so, you may be dealing with a bed bug issue. Bed bugs used to be a common pest problem for hotels. However, nowadays, bed bugs are common household pests as well. If you suspect that you have bed bugs, call Progreen Termite today at (714) 677-8446!