Bed Bugs Picture And Information

Bed Bugs Picture        picture of bed bug        Bed Bug


Basics

Looking at this bed bugs picture can give you the shivers! No one wants bugs in their bed. But it’s important to see this picture of bed bug so you know what they look like. Bed bugs are becoming increasingly common in the US, and you need to recognize them if you see them.

As you can tell from this bed bugs picture, bed bugs are flat, oval-shaped insects with no wings. They are usually brown in color, although young bugs may be light tan. Adult bed bugs are about a quarter of an inch long, while juveniles are the size of a grain of rice and their eggs are the size of a poppy seed.



If you suspect you might have bed bugs, you should do a careful inspection of your sleeping area. It is also recommended that you always inspect hotel beds for signs of bed bugs before sleeping in them. Examine the crevices of the mattress with a flashlight. If you discover bugs, you can compare them to this picture of bed bug to see if that’s what you have.

Prevention

Everyone wants to prevent bed bugs like those shown in the bed bugs picture. Fortunately, there are several things you can do.

You can purchase plastic mattress bags in which to encase your mattresses. This gives bed bugs no place to hide, and will kill any bugs trapped inside the bags. It is also recommended that you reduce clutter around sleeping areas, which can give bugs a place to hide.

Make sure you caulk and seal any openings in your walls. Bugs like those in the picture of bed bug can travel through the walls from one apartment to another.

When staying in a hotel, it is recommended that you check for bed bugs before sleeping there. Pull back the sheets and blankets and examine the mattresses carefully for bugs like those in the picture of bed bug. If you see signs of bugs, notify the manager and ask for another room on the other side of the hotel. Check the bed before you even unzip your suitcase, so bugs cannot get into your clothing if they are present.

Treatment

If you have bugs like those in the bed bugs picture, of course you’ll want to treat them right away. You can treat bed bugs yourself, or you can hire a professional exterminator to do the job for you.

The pesticides traditionally used to kill bed bugs contain ingredients like permethrins and pyrethrins. These ingredients are effective at killing bed bugs, but they are potentially hazardous to both people and pets. They cause inflammation and irritation if they come into contact with your skin. Prolonged exposure can cause more serious problems, including liver problems and even cancer.

Sometimes boric acid is used to kill bed bugs like those in the bed bugs picture, but it’s not the most effective method for doing the job. In addition, boric acid is toxic. Breathing it in can cause nausea and vomiting. Prolonged exposure can lead to kidney damage and nerve damage.

Many people with bugs like those in the picture of bed bug want to avoid the risks of traditional pesticide treatments. They are looking for natural alternatives. Fortunately, there are some good options available.

Recommended Products

When To See Your Doctor

Bed bug bites usually do not require any treatment. They will clear up on their own, just like a mosquito bite. If you have insect bites that don’t go away, or if your bites seem infected, see a doctor.

If you have any question on any picture of bed bug, please contact us.



More than bed bugs picture on our how to treat bed bugs page

Quickcare Self Care Home Page


 

 

Disclaimer, Copyright and Privacy Notice