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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Amazing high resolution photos of bed bugs

January 22, 2011

This is a tricky post.  On the one hand, many of you will find these high resolution photos of bed bugs from Richard Naylor to be absolutely fascinating. On the other hand, many of you — perhaps especially those whose bed bug problems are recent, or not yet solved — will find them horrifying.  They’re […]

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Bed bugs do bite!

April 22, 2009

Bed Bugs Do Bite! 11/52 Originally uploaded by clairebelles This photo from flickr user clairebelles shows bed bug bites she says were from a Washington DC hostel. Ugh!

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Wednesday’s New York City Council vote on the Bed Bug Advisory Board: it passed!

March 12, 2009

The New York City Bed Bug Advisory Board bill (Intro. 57a) was passed yesterday! This fox segment preceding the vote Wednesday was just a sample — there was a lot of press, from Fox and Newsday to the Canarsie Courier. The New York Press was clearly too traumatized to post an actual bed bug photo, […]

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Photos of bed bugs in a wooden bed frame, head board, and box spring

February 21, 2009

The following photos come from Lou Sorkin — pictures of bed bugs and eggs harboring in a bed (headboard, frame, mattress, etc.). All photos and descriptions above courtesy of Louis Sorkin, All Rights Reserved. Many thanks to Lou, for sharing these with us! (All descriptions follow the photo they describe.) Bed frame, headboard & box […]

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Hotel headboard and mattress photos: bed bug evidence

January 8, 2009

If you’re looking for signs of bed bugs, one of the most common signs you might see is their feces. Here are some photos showing bed bug fecal stains on a headboard and mattress in a hotel room: Photo credit for all three photos goes to David James of Packtite. Thanks, David, for sharing them! […]

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FAQ: Is this a bed bug? (photos of creatures mistaken for bed bugs)

July 4, 2008

There are several creatures commonly mistaken for bed bugs by people who have not seen bed bugs or haven’t seen different life stages of bed bugs. Booklice (a type of psocid) are often confused for bed bug nymphs: Photo courtesy of LieutenantDan. An anonymous Bedbugger helpfully recommended this military fact sheet (click for a PDF) […]

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bed bugs hiding

May 9, 2008

bed bugs hiding Originally uploaded by louento.pix Lou Sorkin says of his photo: “Flat rubber molding pulled back to reveal bed bugs hiding. Notice that bugs are at top of molding in corner where there is no adhesive.”

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spider beetle

March 11, 2008

Photo courtesy of Lou Sorkin. This spider beetle, a stored product pest, is commonly confused with a bed bug. Click the photo, then “all sizes,” then “large” to see in more detail. Thanks, Lou! spider beetle Originally uploaded by louento.pix

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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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“my lovely bedroom” by mangy_cur

January 16, 2008

my lovely bedroom Originally uploaded by mangy_cur Scene’s from a Bedbugger’s life: the bedroom of bags.

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Untitled, 2007

December 9, 2007

iPhone Interloper once again shares with us a wonderful catch. Was someone trying to bring their mattresses back?

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