Anatomy of a Bed Bug

The shape of a bed bug’s body is comparable to a lentil or apple seed. Hatchlings are as small as poppy seeds, while adults may grow up to 5 mm in length. A common misconception is that they are invisible to the naked eye. While the newly hatched nymphs can be difficult to see, the older nymphs and adults are large enough to see clearly. Bed bugs range in color from translucent white when first hatched to dark brown or burnt orange as adults. Bed bugs redden immediately after consuming a host’s blood. Like most insects, bed bugs have six legs, a head, a thorax and an abdomen.

If you have identified a bedbug in your home, contact your local pest management company to arrange for an inspection.

Bed Bug Control & Removal Service

Bed bugs are troublesome household pests. They’re sneaky, hard to find, and can pose potential health risks for you and your family.   To the untrained eye, finding a bug infestation can be difficult, and even if discovered, home remedies and over-the-counter deterrents are often ineffective. At this time it would be a good idea to contact a professional.  Our Swift Pest Control technicians have all the tools, equipment and skills to take care of even the worst bed bug problems.