One of the first questions you might have is, “What size are bed bugs?” Bedbugs vary in size depending on their life stage and what they feed on. Adults are the largest, and nymphs are smaller. Both are oblong, flat insects. They’re about the same size as an apple seed.
The adult bedbug is about five millimeters in length, while the nymphs are about half that length. They’re translucent, but not entirely opaque, and they’re difficult to see unless you know exactly where to look. As they grow, bedbug eggs become larger and more visible. The larvae are about 4.5/5mm long, but they’re difficult to distinguish from the adults.
After deciding which furniture is infested, you can begin examining the fabric for signs of infestation. If the fabric has been ripped or torn, bedbugs will hide there. Identifying the problem early is important to limit their spread. Moreover, they’re likely to attack in the morning or after sunrise.
A bedbug infestation can greatly impact your life and health. Since they prefer dark areas, bedbugs are active during the night. They feed and hide close to the areas of people sleeping. They spread to other areas of a home once the infestation is established.