How Big Are Bed Bugs?

And Other Identifying Factors

How Big Are Bed Bugs?

When it comes to a pest problem, the sooner you identify your culprit, the better. Unfortunately, there are many pests that are mistaken for one another. Bed bugs are often mistaken for other pests, but fortunately, there are many identifying factors to help you figure out your culprit. One of the biggest considerations is the size. Do you know how big they are? Learn what to expect and other things you might see.

How Big Are Bed Bugs? And Other Identifying Factors


  • Size: Bedbug eggs are an astonishing 0.09 inches. Adult bed bugs are twice as big as the eggs, making them up to 0.18 inches, or 4.5 millimeters. If you’re trying to wrap your head around that tiny number, it’s about the size of an apple seed.
  • Color: 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.
  • Shape: Bed bugs have oval bodies and six legs

Signs of Infestation

Since these tiny pests stay hidden until it’s time for them to dine, it’s probably easier to spot the signs these bugs leave behind. Once you discover bites on your arms, neck, or head, the next place to check is your mattress and sheets. Look for rusty stains from the crushed bugs. And look for tiny clusters of brown or black spots on the mattress, especially along the seams. This is their excrement—a sure sign that you have a problem.

Bed Bugs Are No Match for Green Pest Solutions

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.

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Bed Bugs Facts and Checklist

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