In the photos below and attached slides, we’ll show you exactly what bed bugs look like on human skin, a close up of an infested mattress showing the entire life cycle, in a cup (gross), next to a ruler for size comparison, crawling on the floor, hiding in a headboard, and even one caught crawling out of a stocking!
Because many of the pictures I’m showing you are close ups, you might not realize how small they really are; an adult bed bug is the size of an apple seed except that it has legs and skin-piercing mouthparts to bite you with!
We also have an incredible collection of photos showing people BITTEN and ATTACKED by these bugs as well – warning, it may give you nightmares ;)
As you can see from the image below, this bug could easily be missed; the baby (1st instar) is extremely hard to find and is almost transparent until its first feeding! Notice how their body elongates and turn a reddish-brow color as they fill themselves with blood?
Here is a close up photo of a blood filled bed bug that burst open into the hand of a person searching for an infestation. You can clearly see the eggs, what’s left of the bug, and the blood coming in contact with skin – and who knows where that blood came from!
Here’s what a Bed Bug Infestation looks like
Before viewing the following slides, let me first give you an idea of what you’ll be looking at by showing you bed bugs caught in their natural habitat! Let’s start with a close up picture of an entire life-cycle, from eggs, to shell casings, and finally to maturity. Keep in mind that this infestation went hidden for a very long time before being discovered!
What a cute picture of these two bed bugs living the life! The big one shed his shell while the other looks toward the eggs.
Another cure picture of bugs but the little little one appears to be shy and trying to hide. Notice the different sized shells, tells an entire story and helps give an idea of how long they have been hiding out there.
This image is a great example of what you’ll look for when trying to spot an infestation. Simply lift up the mattress out of the frame and if you see something that looks like this, then you need to act, and fast! Send us a photo if you do!
This was slide 1, there are more pictures of bed bugs, such as this one next to a ruler to give you an idea of how small these little blood suckers really are!
Also, check out these horrible pictures of bed bug bites – when these bugs attack, they really do a number as they did on these people, and you never know it happened until the next morning!