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Bed Bug Identification

1. What Do Bed Bugs Look Like? »

Adult bed bugs are reddish-brown, oval-shaped, and the size of an apple seed. After feeding, they may appear more engorged and red. Eggs are white and microscopic, only about 1 mm.

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2. How to Spot Bed Bugs in the North and East Bay »

Bed bugs can often be found in or on mattress tags, box springs, baseboards, suitcases, power outlets, cracks in furniture, and more!

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3. Do I Have Bed Bugs? »

Red or brown stains on your sheets are one of the biggest signs of a bed bug infestation. Another indicator is red and inflamed bite marks on your skin from bites.

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4. How Do Bed Bugs Spread in the North and East Bay? »

Bed bugs often spread by traveling from room to room or unit to unit. They also can spread by infesting suitcases and purses when people are traveling.

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5. How to Tell if You Have Bed Bugs or Carpet Beetles »

Carpet beetles do not bite in the same way bed bugs do. The best way to tell them apart is the appearance of their larvae: bed bugs look like tiny worms while carpet beetles are fuzzier.

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6. Do Bed Bugs Bite? »

Bed bugs are most known for their bites. They need blood meals to survive and typically feed at night when their hosts are at rest. Bites can result in red, itchy marks.

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7. What Do Bed Bug Bites Look Like? »

Bed bug bites look a lot like other types of insect bites. A few days after you are bitten, bites will appear bright red in the center with a swollen bump surrounding it.

Bed bug bite identification

8. Do Bed Bug Bites Itch? »

Yes, bed bug bites are notoriously itchy. However, it’s important to resist the urge to scratch at the bites. Doing so can cause inflammation and hinder the healing process.

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9. Can Bed Bugs Hurt Me? »

Bed bugs may bite, but they are not known to cause any serious harm. At their worst, bed bug bites can cause rashes and welts, which should be attended to by a medical professional.

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10. What Kinds of Diseases Can You Get From Bed Bugs? »

As of now, there is no evidence that bed bugs are capable of spreading or transmitting any diseases. That said, bed bugs can carry several disease organisms on their bodies.

Do bed bug bites itch

Bed Bug Identification in the North Bay and East Bay CA Area

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