photos of bed bugs

Bed bugs do not need to stand on your skin in order to feed (photos)

February 25, 2013

Bed bugs don’t actually need to stand on your skin to feed. These images from entomologist Lou Sorkin (who feeds a colony of bed bugs kept for research purposes) show bed bugs can “reach out and bite someone,” so to speak. Lou Sorkin describes this photo as follows: 1. Cimex in a vial

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Christmas Dinner Chez Lou

December 25, 2010

Lou shared some unusual photos today of his bed bug colony feeding — the bugs are in an atypical feeding posture, lying down on their backs. With his characteristic humor, Lou wrote, “Not sure if they ate too much or are basically just lazy after dining out.” Merry Christmas, everyone, and may all your bed […]

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Lou Sorkin in AMNH video, more bed bug bite photos

October 18, 2010

The American Museum of Natural History produced this wonderful short video of Louis Sorkin talking about bed bugs, and feeding bed bugs on his hand: Click here to view on YouTube if the embedded video above does not work for you. I know you’ll also want to read Lou Sorkin: On the Front Line in […]

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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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OfAlltheBeds’s bed bug nymph photo

August 7, 2007

Click to see an unfed bed bug nymph: AimeesBB Originally uploaded by OfAllTheBeds

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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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