Can You See Dead Bed Bugs?

Two Bed Bugs Up Close

Two Bed Bugs Up Close

Since living bed bug adults as nymphs and eggs are visible with the naked eye, it is reasonable to assume that dead bugs are also visible. It is possibly a bit harder to see them than live ones, but still visible if one looks carefully.

In order to see bed bugs, it is valuable to know what you’re looking for.

Appearance:

Bed Bug Adults: Brownish, reddish in color, are about 5-7 mm (3/16-1/4 inch) long and look at lot like an apple seed.

Nymphs: Smaller than adults and depending upon their nymphal stage, will range from the about the size of a sesame seed to slightly less than the size of an adult.

Eggs: Very small and look like individual grains of sand.

Other Evidence: It is important to know what other evidence of bed bugs looks like. Therefore, be on the lookout for the following:

  • Cast skins that are left behind by bed bugs during the molting process

  • Small reddish-black fecal droppings

  • The appearance of blood spots on sheets or other bedding items

Resources

Protect Your Home from Bed Bugs

Can bed bugs live in the cold?

Can You Bring Bed Bugs Home from Office Building

How to Find Dead Bed Bugs | Signs of Bed Bugs

How to Prevent Bed Bug Infestations | Bed Bug Facts

Anatomy of a Bed Bug | Identify Bed Bugs

Can Bed Bugs Jump or Fly? | How do Bed Bugs Travel?

When Do Bed Bugs Come Out? | Are Bed Bugs Nocturnal?

Life Stages & Cycles of Bed Bugs

Do Natural Bed Bug Remedies Work? | DIY Bed Bug Treatments

Does Bed Bug Spray Work? | Get Rid of Bed Bugs

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