What Does a Bed Bug Look Like?
What Do Bed Bugs Look Like?
If you think you've spotted a bed bug, they're red and brown, oval-shaped, and about the size of an apple seed. Their flat bodies swell if they've been eating.
Bed bugs tend to look like ticks, but instead of being black, they're more reddish brown.
What Do Bed Bug Bites Look Like?
Bed bugs will bite you at night on any skin that's exposed, typically at the ankle. The bite will be painless at first and then will later swell and itch. If your bite has a red dot in the center, it's not a bed bug bite, but rather a flea bite.
You can search in Google Images "Bed Bug Bite" to compare your bite to others.
What You Need to Know
If you see a bed bug, or a bed bug bite, you can remedy the situation by following our step-by-step process in our Bed Bug Guide. Here's a sneak preview:
- If you can't treat the material right away, be sure to put it in a secure Ziploc bag to keep the problem contained
- Wash the material in a hot temperature with 2 oz of Bed Bug Zapper
- For non-washable items, please read here for more specific guidelines
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