Identifying Bed Bugs

Adult bed bugs are oval shaped, mahogany colored (reddish-brown after feeding) and have a flattened body, measuring about 3/16-inch long – about the size of a wood tick. (see picture to the right)

Newborn bed bugs are nearly colorless when hatched, becoming brownish as they mature.

Bat bugs are often confused with bed bugs. It is important to have a licensed Pest Control expert confirm the identification of any pests you find.  

A pest expert should not charge you for an identification of an insect. This may be the best way to make sure you correctly identify the pest. You can email a photo of the specimen to us, if you would like us to identify it for you.