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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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What do bed bug cast skins look like?

May 5, 2009

The only way to be sure you have bed bugs is with a visual confirmation — that means finding actual bed bugs, bed bug cast skins, bed bug eggs, or bed bug fecal stains, and having these confirmed by someone who is qualified to ID them. It’s helpful to become familiar with what bed bug […]

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