photos of bed bug feces

Photos of 1st, 2nd, 3rd instar bed bug nymphs along with waste and exuviae

August 14, 2011

American Museum of Natural History Entomologist Lou Sorkin has shared the following photos with us, to better illustrate the relative sizes of bed bugs, waste and exuviae (cast skins). The descriptions below come from Lou himself. Image 1- Now 2nd and 3rd instar bed bug nymphs Front face of 1/4 inch square graph paper (not […]

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bed bugs in the media: the Today Show, Tuesday morning

November 19, 2007

There is a segment planned for NBC’s Today Show tomorrow about bed bugs. I am sure it is a coincidence that I criticized Meredith Viera’s recent recommendation on the Today show that viewers recycle used mattresses via Craigslist and Freecycle. But I am glad they’re doing it, all the same. Update 11/20: University of California […]

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close up of bed bugs on mattress

August 8, 2007

close up of bed bugs on mattress Originally uploaded by louento.pix There is an adult bed bug on the right and a pale one on the left. Different instars between them plus eggs and fecal drops. photo: L.Sorkin To zoom, click photo, then “All Sizes,” then “Large.”

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close up bed bug with eggs

August 8, 2007

close up bed bug with eggs Originally uploaded by louento.pix Close up of single female bug on mattress. She is upside down and eggs are below her head and elsewhere. photo: L.Sorkin To see even more close up: click photo, then “all sizes” then “large.”

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closeup of female bed bug with eggs

August 8, 2007

closeup of female bed bug with eggs Originally uploaded by louento.pix Female from below piping and sitting over eggs. Zoom in on bug and see eggs, many of which are full, some empty. Fecal drops also visible. photo: L.Sorkin (Click photo, click “all sizes”, then “large” to zoom in!)

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More of Lou Sorkin’s photos

August 8, 2007

side of mattress with bed bugs Originally uploaded by louento.pix Female with eggs under piping (near top edge, left). Many bed bugs near right side in middle area between top and bottom of mattress. (Click photo, click “all sizes”, then “large” to zoom in!)

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Important new page: photos of bed bugs, and signs of bed bugs

August 7, 2007

I just compiled a new page, to pull together a lot of the best photos we have blogged in the past, of bed bugs, fed and unfed nymphs, eggs, cast skins, and feces. I wanted this to be easily accessible to our newcomers (“newbites”). But I hope everyone will have a look and recommend anything […]

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Amazing photos from Lou Sorkin

August 7, 2007

close up of lounge chair staples Originally uploaded by louento.pix Click the photo to get all sizes of the photo, and then select “large” for the best view. This one shows a lounge chair–do you see the staples–the same ones from the previous entry? You can see nymphs, shed skins, hatched eggs, and feces. The […]

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lounge chair fabric

August 7, 2007

lounge chair fabric Originally uploaded by louento.pix Detail of the same lounge chair. Thanks to Lou Sorkin for the amazing bed bug photos!

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Do not watch this if you have an active bed bug infestation

July 4, 2007

Seriously, I know my saying so makes you want to, but this is especially disturbing, because it is so very matter of fact. None of the horror movie music or cartoons of fantastic bed bugs. Just plain, simple, run of the mill infestation. And bed bugs. Lots of them. All. Over. A. Bed. With. A. […]

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Bed bugs in a group

April 23, 2007

Bed bugs in a group Originally uploaded by louento.pix. Click on photo, then “All sizes,” then “Large” for the full glory of bed bugs, eggs (full and hatched) and feces. Thanks Lou!

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Bed bugs on tape

April 23, 2007

Bed bugs on tape Originally uploaded by louento.pix. A wonderful photo from Lou. Click the photo then choose “All sizes” and then “Large.” You should then be able to see eggs, feces, and bed bugs, all stuck to the tape.

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