You’ve probably heard that bed bugs are not visible to the naked eye, but this is not entirely true. In fact, you can easily spot the adult bed bugs with the naked eye. Adult bed bugs are about the size of an apple seed. They are dark in color and can even be seen with the naked eye.
Adult bed bugs have wings but they are not able to fly. They are flat and have small, vestigial wing pads. They are reddish brown in colour and have two pairs of antennae. They’re also pale and translucent. If you can see them, you have a good chance of catching them.
During the early stages of life, bed bugs will leave behind a shell casing, or shed skin, that they use to reproduce. These shell casings are often smaller than the bugs themselves. This is a reliable early indication of bed bug infestation. Bed bugs usually remain in the same hiding place as they feed and shed their exoskeleton.
Bedbugs reproduce fast. They can survive for months without food, even in an empty house. Even the tiniest crack in a bed can be a perfect hiding place. Depending on how sensitive you are and where you live, bedbug bites can be mild, moderate, or even dramatic.