The first thing you want to do when you find a bug is count the number of legs, especially if you’re concerned about bed bugs!
Q) So how many legs does a bed bug have?
A) They have six legs.
Casey, a visitor who shared the following picture and story, wanted to know if this was a bed bug or something else.
Thinking it was a Nymph, she called the Orkin Guy who upon viewing it, could not determine if it was a bed bug. Kind of shocking coming from a pest control professional who is supposed to know their bugs…
Clearly, the picture below shows that the bug has eight legs, not six.
BTW – Visitors overwhelmingly conclude that this looks like Dermacentor variabilis (brown dog tick)
Casey’s picture show a bug with eight legs, making it an Arachnid such as a spider, tick (not good) and mites.
Below is a picture of a bed bug full from a good feeding of blood which clearly shows the six legs.
If your bug has eight legs, then visit BadSpiderBites.com for help with identification.