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To avoid bedbug bites, at first you have to recognize bed bugs clearly. Don’t be confused with other bugs as bed bugs. These are very smaller as an apple seed in size, very much irritating in our usual life. Fortunately there are several ways to prevent and get rid of them. To help you recognize bed bugs easily we have given few pictures of different stages in life cycle.
What Are Bed Bugs?
Bed bugs are flat, brown, wingless and about 5 mm or one fourth of an inch in size. They are shiny reddish-brown in color, and have 6 legs. But while have a good serving of blood they appear dark brown. They are elliptical-shaped, about the size of an apple seed. Adult bed bugs are coffee color and turn into reddish after feeding. Young bedbugs are called Nymphs, discard their skins five times before reaching in maturity. Each time of discarding skins they need a meal of blood.
How it looks like?
Bed Bugs Pictures While matured:
Male and female bed bugs look like the picture given here.
Female is larger than male and lay 20 eggs per day.
Recently hatched bed bugs
Recently hatched bed bugs are colorless excluding after feedings. They can be seen with the human eyes, but they are smart enough to hide them fast before you observe them nicely.
Bedbugs are blood-sucking insects may enter at your homes unknowingly with a piece of luggage from your recent trip, or someone’s clothing who already infested. There are a lot of ways that bed bugs can infest your home.
Actual size of bed bugs
As you can see that a full size bed bug is 5 mm. So they are smaller than that in earlier and difficult to see with normal eyes.
Bed bug life cycle
Unlike other insects they have 7 stages in their life cycle.
1. Eggs: 1.5 mm long.
2. Nymph: First stage – takes in blood meal, then molts.
3. Nymph: Second stage – 2.0 mm long, takes in blood meal, then molts.
4. Nymph: Third stage – 2.5 mm long, takes in blood meal, then molts.
5. Nymph: Fourth stage – 3.0 mm long, takes in blood meal, then molts.
6. Nymph: Fifth stage – 4.5 mm long, takes in blood meal, then molts.
7. Adult: 5.5 mm long, takes repeated blood meals over several weeks. Female can lay up to 5 eggs a day.
What do Bedbug bites look like?
To help you recognize bed bug bites easily we have given several pictures in different organs of the body.
You may find bedbugs while you are sleeping. Switch on and check your body with a torch light.
Bedbug bites may be appeared on the legs of baby. Take care your baby as they are very sensitive in bed bug bites. Look care carefully to find any symptoms of bedbug bites. If found, take necessary action as soon as possible.
Bedbug bites may appear on hands. Be ensure that it’s bed bug bites. If so, take recommended action describe in several articles in this website. Also you can buy bed bug remedy from any store near to you or from amazon online. If you experience the existence of bedbugs in your home, keep some stock of such remedy in your store.
How to avoid Bed Bugs?
Bed bugs, small blood-sucking insects that can infest your homes and hotels. They usually live in mattresses, bedding, Furniture & Fixtures and so on. They move slowly for food while we sleep. Bed bugs with their eggs can be spread onto other materials like clothing, carpeting, suitcases and even other room.
If you know someone’s home or hotel room is infested with bed bugs, you should avoid direct contact with their belongings like bed, home, clothes, & cars etc.
Tips & Warnings:
Although, Bed bugs are intolerant of very cold temperatures, it requires two weeks of continuous freezing temperatures to kill bed bugs and their eggs. So, don’t freeze your belongings in an effort to kill bed bugs and their eggs. Instead, try to kill them with high temperature.
There are several DIY methods explained in our channel and website. Follow any one to remove bedbug infestation. Sometimes, it’s difficult to eliminate without Professional assistance. So, if you can afford take professional help.
No accuracy warranty of any information provided here. This is not a medical advice, for information purpose only. Always ask your doctor for medical treatment while necessary.
Sources of Information:
01. Integrated Pest Management – Bed Bugs Removal Guide
02. Photo: Google Images – unrestricted
03. The Ohio Department of Aging.
04. South Carolina Department of Health and Environmental Control.
05. United States Environmental Protection Agency.