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Bed Bug Learning Center

Bed Bug Identification

1. What Do Bed Bugs Look Like? »

Bed bugs are red or brown in color and oval-shaped. They are typically the size of an apple seed, but their bodies can appear engorged after feeding. Bed bug eggs are white and minuscule, only about 1 mm in size.

What Do Bed Bugs Look Like in Illinois and Indiana

2. How to Spot Bed Bugs in Illinois and Indiana »

Bed bugs hide in or on mattresses and mattress tags, box springs, baseboards, furniture cracks, luggage, power outlets, photo frames, and more!

How to Spot Bed Bugs in Illinois and Indiana

3. Do I Have Bed Bugs? »

To tell if you have bed bugs, look for red or brown spots on your bedding. Another main sign of bed bugs is noticing red, itchy marks on your skin from their bites.

Do i have bed bugs? Answers from Anderson Pest Solutions

4. How Do Bed Bugs Spread in Illinois and Indiana? »

Bed bugs can spread from one unit to another. One of the main ways they spread is through luggage when traveling or inside of used furniture. They often latch on suitcases, purses, and more.

How Do Bed Bugs Spread in Illinois and Indiana

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

The appearance of their larvae is what best sets apart termites from carpet beetles. Bed bug larvae look like tiny worms while carpet beetle larvae look like tiny fuzzy caterpillars.

How to Tell if You Have Bed Bugs or Carpet Beetles

6. Do Bed Bugs Bite? »

Yes, bed bugs bite! They survive off of blood meals, and will feed on their hosts at night when they are at rest. You will not feel a bed bug bite normally, but you may notice red, itchy marks on your skin a day or two later.

Do Bed Bugs Bite in Illinois and Indiana

7. What Do Bed Bug Bites Look Like? »

Bed bug bites are commonly mistaken for other types of insect bites. A day or two after the bite, a mark will appear very bright red center with a lighter, swollen bump surrounding it.

What Do Bed Bug Bites Look Like?

8. Do Bed Bug Bites Itch? »

Bed bug bites are notorious for how itchy they can become. However, it’s crucial to never scratch at a bed bug bite—doing so can hinder the healing process and can make the bites even worse.

Do Bed Bug Bites Itch?

9. Can Bed Bugs Hurt Me? »

Even though they bite, bed bugs are mostly considered a nuisance pest and not a major health threat. In rare cases, their bites can leave red welts or rashes on your skin that should be addressed by a medical professional.

Can bed bugs hurt me

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

There are no founded reports of bed bugs spreading or transmitting any diseases. However, bed bugs are known tocarry a number of disease organisms on their bodies.

What Kind of Diseases Can You Get From Bed Bugs