Picture of bed bugs

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A picture of bed bugs, Bed bugs are tiny insects that are scientifically termed Cimex lectularius. You might be interested to know what bed bugs look like.


However, your chances of getting to see bed bugs is really quite small. Best option is  checking out the images online, which you’ll find easily by doing a Google search.

the picture of bed bugs that you can see above is enlarged. Simply because bed bugs are extremely small, it’s quite difficult to see its physical body structure even if you hold it in your palm, they are best viewed with a magnifying glass.

Another picture of bed bugs.



You probably won’t want to look at bed bugs too closely. A recent study in the US, found that many of people are afraid of these insects.

The easiest way to look at bed bugs is from images like the ones in this article. These images have been enlarged many times so you can see them clearly.

By just looking at pictures of bed bugs, you can see that bed bugs are normally quite flat when viewed from top. It is this attribute that enables them to pass through to tiny crevices or openings in your home, mattress or bedding.

The images of bed bugs life cycle indicate that they come in a few colors. Most bed bugs appear to be a dark brown. But you will find some which also look white or creamy white.

You will notice that bedbugs change color after feeding on blood from their host. After consuming blood they appear to change color to a dark red or almost black color.

That is simply because the blood makes up a lot of of their body mass so, crushing bed bugs while in this state of their lives could be a little messy.

Picture of  squashed bed bug.

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mages of bedbugs are all over the internet it is just a matter of doing a search you will see plenty of images of  them.

Looking closely at magnified bed bug images, shows they bedbugs have a very complex type of skin that is usually covered by wax-like compound. This wax-like substance provides protection to the bed bug.

That coating will protect and prevent the bed bugs from getting wet or from drying out. Because bed bugs are so small and its internal system isn’t that evolved, too much exposure to air and light may well dry them out if it wasn’t for their protective layer.

Looking at these kinds of pictures may improve your understanding how pesticides kill the insects.

Insecticides and pesticides are generally found in the form of sprays and gels. These sprays have very small and powderized form of silica and glass. These materials are hard and will cut through hard objects like insect casing.

Powderized silica and glass are carried by the spray. Once the bedbugs are in contact with the spray, their protective coatings or structure will then be damaged or destroyed. Powdered silica and glass will do this.

Once the anatomical structure of the bedbug is damaged, and after the protective layer is damaged, that’s when the chemical of the sprays take effect.

As soon as the protective layers of the the insect is  damaged, the toxic chemicals will be able to get inside the insect and attack the internal organs of the bedbug.

Chemical compounds used in sprays normally dehydrate the bed bugs.

Large bed bugs, because most bedbugs inside your place are so tiny, images can appear unrealistic, you may choose to capture an old, mature bedbug.

This sort of bedbug are usually over a year old. These bedbugs are almost always dying in the final stage of their life. Generally bed bugs life time only lasts about a year.

Adult bedbugs usually grow to about one quarter of an inch or roughly 6 mm. That is not tiny any longer.

However looking at bedbugs is not going to a fun experience, unless you happen to be an entomologist studing these little nasties. By now you are probably getting the picture of bed bugs and how damaging they can be.

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