bed bug nymphs

What do bed bug shed skins look like?

January 15, 2013

More helpful images from Lou Sorkin — in this case, images of bed bug shed skins. Bed bug shed skins are one of the visual signs we look for in order to confirm bed bugs: bed bugs, bed bug eggs, bed bug fecal stains and bed bug shed skins (which are also known as bed […]

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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 on CBS, Fox: news media getting smarter

September 14, 2010

The news media seems to be doing a better job overall of getting the bed bug story right. Today, there was a nice spot on Fox NY. It featured Dr. Jody Gangloff-Kaufmann (of Cornell University, the New York State Integrated Pest Management program, and the NYC Bed Bug Advisory Board), and Dr. Louis Sorkin (of […]

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Man on #2 train with bed bugs: bed bug hysteria? Or fact?

March 23, 2009

Paolo Mastrangelo of NYC the Blog reported yesterday that his roommate Aaron had a close encounter of the bed bug kind on the #2 train in New York City: It seems the bedbug epidemic that has been building in nyc over the last few years has reached an apex. My roommate Aaron Howell explained he […]

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Video of bed bugs including nymphs walking and feeding on humans

February 26, 2009

Note: I am republishing this with a new link, since the video was moved. It works now! Warning: this will be distressing to many suffering from bed bugs. But there is some really excellent footage here of bed bugs feeding on humans (in an obviously staged setting). In particular, I don’t think I have seen […]

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Bed bugs at college: SUNY Potsdam

September 21, 2008

The Racquette, the student newspaper at SUNY Potsdam, reports a bed bug infestation in the college was believed to have affected only one dorm room on the fifth floor of Bowman South. Eric Duchscherer, Director of Residence Life, sent an e-mail to residential students the evening of the discovery, Tuesday September 9. “We have quickly […]

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bed bug nymphs, bed bug eggs, bed bug feces, on wood

March 10, 2008

bed bug nymphs, eggs, feces, on wood Originally uploaded by louento.pix Lou Sorkin describes this photo he took at a serious infestation: “CD shelf with some cases removed shows different sized bed bug nymphs, eggs and feces attached to wood. Some feces might be from german cockroaches.” Click on photo then select “all sizes” and […]

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Book lice or bed bug nymphs? How to tell the difference

March 4, 2008

This is a book louse (psocid), submitted for ID in the forums. Many bedbuggers have mistaken book lice for bed bug nymphs. Notice the shape of the body is elongated, with three clear segments. There’s a pronounced head. Compare this photo from L. Sorkin and R. Mercurio of a bed bug nymph: Both book lice […]

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