Have you ever wondered “how big are bed bugs?” You’ve probably heard they’re challenging to spot, which is why you have to look for other signs, like blood marks (from you!) and feces.
How big are bed bugs?
They’re tiny. So tiny, in fact, they are most often measured in millimeters instead of inches. Bed bugs molt several times throughout their life, started at the egg stage, then nymph stage and working (growing) their way up to adulthood.
Bedbugs are an astonishing 0.09 inches, which is 2.5 millimeters. Good luck seeing them with a naked eye! And if you want to get rid of a bedbug infestation, these tiny, tiny eggs are what you need to attack.
It’s challenging to give an exact size for nymphs because they are anywhere between the egg size and adult size because they molt multiple times.
Adult bed bugs
Adult bed bugs are twice as big as the eggs, making it up to 0.18 inches, or 4.5 millimeters. If you’re trying to wrap your head around that size, consider that 0.1 inch is just a little thicker than a quarter. Basically, they are the size of an apple seed.
Bed Bugs Are a Big Problem.
Bed bugs might be small, but they are certainly a big issue that needs to be taken care of. Your local pest pros at Green Pest Solutions know this, and that’s why we provide bed bug removal services. Call us today at 877-636-9469 to get these invasive pests out of your home for good.
Bed bug bites can lead to skin rashes, allergic reactions, and psychological symptoms, not to mention a sense of uneasiness as you close your eyes at night. Rest easy after you read this handy guide to the most common species of bed bugs and know how to identify and control them.