Bed bugs are tiny, flat insects that have an ovular shape and are brown in color. The adults are about one-quarter of an inch long. They have two antennae and are flat. They are difficult to see, especially in dark areas. However, if you know how to identify them, you may be able to see them.
Bed bugs are most visible during the day. Use a flashlight to look for signs of infestation. Look under bed frames, floorboards, and the wall behind nightstands. You may even want to check under electrical outlets. Small black droppings from these insects are another way to recognize their presence. If you can see them, you can get rid of them before they cause you any harm.
In addition to leaving dark spots, bed bugs also leave tiny blood stains. You may see these stains on a pillow or sheet, or you may be able to smell them. If you notice any of these signs, you may want to get rid of the bugs as quickly as possible. However, unless you know what you’re looking for, it is unlikely that you’ll see them feeding. It’s important to note that these insects feed once a week, and it may take up to ten days for them to feed again.
Despite being small in size, bed bugs are hard to spot. However, you can often feel them crawling on your skin. They can also leave bite marks on your skin. They are very tiny compared to the size of dust mites, but they are still visible.