One of the most challenging things that the average person can ever do is to detect bed bugs. These tiny bloodsuckers are experts at hiding in the tiniest cracks and crevices. If you think you have a bed bug problem in your home, call the bed bug exterminator West Palm Beach right away. However, while waiting for the experts to arrive, you might want to know how bed bugs look like – in case you manage to find one.
Adult bed bugs measure about 5 to 7 mm or 3/16 to 1/4 inches. Prior to feeding, their small, brown bodies are flat and oval-shaped. After feeding, their bodies turn reddish-brown and transform into balloon-like structures that appear to be more elongated.
Some of the major characteristics of a true bug include the following:
You know there’s a bed bug near you when you notice a musty-sweetish odor. The glands that are found on the lower sides of their bodies produce this scent.
Young bed bugs are called nymphs. Compared to their adult versions, their translucent, whitish-yellow bodies are smaller. Due to its size and color, it’s almost impossible to spot a nymph that hasn’t recently fed.
Since bed bug eggs are pearl-white in color and are about the size of a pinhead, they’re practically invisible to the naked eye until they’re more than 5 days old.
You can usually spot these pesky creatures in areas where you spend much of your time. Among the common locations include the following:
However, you can also find them in other locations such as:
A bed bug infestation is better left in the hands of a professional. Get in touch with O’Hara Pest Control today to keep those bed bugs at bay!