If there’s one thing that gets our customer’s skin crawling, it’s bed bugs. We often get phone calls asking how to identify the parasitic bug. What color are bed bugs and how big are they?
What Color Are Bed Bugs?
It depends on the stage in their lifecycle. Until adults feed, they are a mahogany to rusty brown color. Once engorged with blood, they are red-brown color. Nymphs (baby bed bugs) are nearly colorless when they first hatch and become brownish as they mature.
Now, what about their size? Adult bed bugs are twice as big as the eggs, making it up to 0.18 inches, or 4.5 millimeters. (Yes, that tiny!) If you’re trying to wrap your head around that size, consider that 0.1 inch is just a little thicker than a quarter. The best way to describe it is the size of an apple seed, which means you can see them…if you know where to look.
Can’t Seem to Get Rid of This Pesky Bug? We Can Help
The pest professionals at Green Pest Solutions have dealt with the dreaded bed bug before. If all else fails, or if you want to take some preventative measures to stave off another outbreak, please consider giving us a call to schedule a free consultation. Contact us today at 877-636-9469.
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.