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Detailed photos of bed bugs

Так выглядит постельный клоп

A real attack in rural areas - famous in the literature bed bug - many townspeople in their entire lives may not even get caught in the eye. But having met such a parasite in his apartment, another inhabitant of a metropolis may not even recognize it as a pest sucking blood at night and leading to the appearance of itching and sometimes painful irritations from bites.

At least to ensure that at the first meeting, even accidentally, to identify the bloodsucker, it will be useful to have an idea of ​​how the bugs look . Photos of these insects, as well as their larvae and eggs are given below ...

Личинка постельного клопа

Взрослые клопы и их личинки

Яйца постельного клопа

What does a bug look like?

The bed bug is quite different from all other bugs. And in general, among other domestic insects, it is easy to recognize it. Look at the photos:

Постельный клоп: фото крупным планом

Постельные клопы на матрасе

Крупные особи постельного клопа

The main difference between a bed bug and, say, a soldier or bedbug is a lack of wings. By the same sign, it is very different from cockroaches. Due to the absence of wings in the bedbug, the boundaries of the abdominal segments are clearly visible - all of his body seems to have been strung several times.

The adult bed bug has a dark brown color. If he is hungry, then the width of his abdomen is almost the same as the length. After feeding, the abdomen stretches, and the insect itself becomes longer. The average body length of the bed bug is 5-6 mm.

It is interesting…

After a full meal, the length of the body of the bed bug increases almost twofold. The bug itself consumes twice as much blood during one feeding, than it weighs itself. In the photo below you can see how the shape and size of the insect's body change in the process of feeding.

Изменение размеров постельного клопа

In addition, after saturation with human blood, the home bug becomes somewhat darker, and hungry individuals can even be light red. In the photo below, the differences between dark and well-fed bugs and their lighter, hungry congeners are clearly visible:

Голодный и сытый постельный клоп

Голодная личинка клопа

Личинка клопа, напившаяся крови

As with all members of the squad, the bed bugs have a small triangular head. On its underside there is a long proboscis formed by fused jaws. It is strong enough and durable to pierce the skin of a person. But with a more dense skin of cats or dogs, the bug can not cope.

На фото виден хоботок постельного клопа

Клоп постельный: вид снизу

In the proboscis of the bug there are two channels (see photo). Through one insect sucks blood, through another introduces into the wound from a bite a special substance-analgesic, due to the action of which a person does not feel pain from a bite for several hours.

Хоботок клопа под микроскопом

Хоботок постельного клопа крупным планом

It is interesting…

Young larvae of bedbugs do not know how to introduce a special secret into the wound. Therefore, their bites begin to be felt earlier, in especially sensitive people - even in the process of feeding the insect. However, because of the small size of the larvae and the fineness of their proboscis, even without an anesthetic, their bites are insensitive.

The spiny proboscis of bed bugs outside the feeding moment is pressed against the lower part of the cephalothorax.

The body of a hungry bug is very low, and it is difficult to crush an insect. So the parasites have adapted to the fact that their victims in a dream often turn around, and even when they are crushed by a person's body, the bed bug does not die. However, the full, blood-filled body of the insect becomes dense and can be crushed directly on the bed.

Напившийся крови клоп

Клопы, напившиеся крови


It is the appearance of small brown spots of incomprehensible nature on the bed - a clear sign of the presence of bugs in the apartment.

Bed bugs are quite mobile. An adult insect runs over a meter in a minute. Thanks to the flat body, they comfortably settle in crevices of furniture, behind skirting boards, under carpets and between books. In addition, they very quickly and easily migrate between rooms in apartment buildings.

Often, the products of vital activity of bed bugs come to the person's eyes more often than the insects themselves. Their excrement is a tiny black dot, a bit like a poppy seed.

In the photo below, almost black excrement of the bed bug is clearly visible:

Черные шарики - это экскременты постельных клопов

Экскремент постельного клопа

Продукты жизнедеятельности клопов

Экскременты клопов на матрасе

They can be found when cleaning an apartment under the beds, in the corners of the room, right on the bed. But more often they meet where adult parasites and their larvae accumulate for a day.

Larvae and eggs of bedbugs: in the photo - one, in the apartment - quite another

The larvae of bed bugs in science are called nymphs. Like other insects with incomplete transformation, miniature copies of adult specimens from the eggs of the bugs come out. They also have paws, antennae and thrusting proboscis.

Нимфа постельного клопа

Взрослые клопы и их личинки (нимфы)

Личинки клопа на коже

The main differences between nymphs from adult bugs are smaller sizes and inability to reproduce them. In addition, larvae of bedbugs have a lighter coloration: they are hungry, they are light yellow, almost transparent, and after saturation inside their abdomen, a drop of blood becomes clearly visible.

The photo clearly shows both the blood in the stomach of the larva and the light rim of the abdomen:

На фото видна кровь в теле личинки клопа

Сытая личинка постельного клопа

Голодная личинка постельного клопа

Uncompressed in entomology, the owners of apartments may confuse younger larvae with ants. Indeed, after hatching, the larva of the bed bug has a body length of about 1 mm and an elongated body. Only later, after the first feeding, it will darken and become similar to an adult insect.

Larvae of domestic bugs quickly grow and often moult. Every 6-7 days, the larva discards the chitinous cover, and the remnants of these integuments easily reveal parasite shelters in the apartment.

The photos show the chitinous cover of insects after molting:

Хитиновые оболочки клопов

Хитиновые покровы насекомых в их гнезде

Eggs of bed bugs are small - up to 1 mm in length - slightly elongated and have a white color. In the upper part, each egg has a kind of cap, revealing that the newborn bug begins its active life.

In the photo, these egg caps are clearly visible:

Яйца постельных клопов крупным планом

Клопы и их яйца

Взрослые клопы, личинки и яйца

Eggs of bedbugs rarely come to their eyes separately from the main nest of insects, and therefore it is unlikely to meet them until they meet an adult bug.

Differences of bed bugs from other domestic insects

The characteristic features of the body structure make the bed bug quite recognizable. However, in some cases, instructions on how to distinguish it from other home insects may be useful:

  1. If the insect does not see the division of the body into segments and there are wings - this is not a bug. Most likely, it's a cockroach. Maybe some kind of street insect.
  2. If the insect is very little and jumps far, it's a flea. A bug can only run.
  3. Insects that, when under scrutiny, clearly notice the constriction in the abdominal region, similar to the waist - ants or wasps. At bedbugs the body is wide, in hungry - almost round.
  4. If the parasite is round, flat, wingless, dark in color and with a small head, you need to count the number of paws. If their 6 - it's probably a bug. If 8 is a tick. The latter is a dangerous human parasite, but in apartments it does not settle and does not form nests.

Finally, a bug can be confused with a nymph of cockroaches. But all cockroaches and their larvae have a characteristic distinctive feature - two small appendages on the back of the abdomen, peculiar tails (see photo). Bugs do not have them.

Отростки на брюшке таракана

Nest of bedbugs: is it it?

Bed bugs do not create nests in the truest sense of the word. In general, there is no organization in their clusters. However, due to the fact that they prefer to take refuge in the same places, the places of their concentration very quickly begin to look as well-lived and well-equipped. They are called nests.

A typical example of a nest of bloodsuckers is shown in the photo:

Гнездо постельных клопов

As a rule, in this nest is a large number of bedbugs of different ages. Here, eggs are scattered in disorder, developing and already empty, the excrement of insects and the remains of the chitin cover of their bodies that have fallen after molting. The very cluster gives the impression of a very untidy, dirty place.

Типичное гнездо постельных клопов

Characteristic for bed bugs is their accumulation in large quantities in order to preserve heat. A typical nest of bedbugs is like a solid stirring mass of their bodies. In cockroaches, this behavior is not observed.

The location of the nest is also important. Bedbugs are most often concentrated in sofas, beds, behind carpets, in closets, where they easily find narrow slits and from where they can quickly reach the sleeping person. At the same time, ants and cockroaches prefer dirty ventilation ducts and kitchens.

And the last: to find out that in the house there are bedbugs it is possible by the nature of the bites left by them. The bug leaves several red dots on the body, located one line at a distance of 2-3 centimeters from each other. Such bites are not typical of most household parasites. Therefore, if in the morning the itchy points line up on the body along well-marked lines, you can start looking for bed bugs in the apartment.

The photo below shows typical bug bites:

Укусы постельного клопа

Укусы постельных клопов

Укусы в голову

Клопы покусали ноги ребенка

If there are bugs in your apartment, you have to start fighting them immediately. It is foolish to hope that the parasites themselves will disappear: their ability to reproduce rapidly will lead to the fact that the apartment will simply turn into a real bug, infecting the neighboring premises of a multi-storey building.

When destroying bedbugs, it is better to immediately use modern insecticides, without losing time for outdated and ineffective folk methods of fighting like kerosene and vinegar (see "Overview of the most effective means of bugs" ). Choosing the same tool is useful to focus not only on its effectiveness, but also pay attention to the lack of odor, economy and safety for humans.

To the record "Detailed photos of bed bugs" 43 comments left.
  1. Amalia :

    How ugly, terrible.

  2. Nargiza :

    We moved into an apartment with bedbugs, we can not get rid of the misfortune! If I knew that the black dots under the mattress are traces of the bug!

  3. Nazima :

    We also had bedbugs in the old apartment, we moved to a new one. Six years later, they appeared again, their larvae.

  4. Danil :

    I bought a new sofa. But before that I had an old one, I was in the hope that if I throw out the old one and buy a new sofa, they will disappear. Several days passed and I again have bedbugs plowing the house. I do not know how to cope with them, and even more so very sorry for the new sofa.

    • Alyona :

      At you as in a joke: and you try to throw out it. - Already tried, they bring it back.

  5. Elena :

    I with the husband and the child arrived for a while in a rented apartment, laid out a sofa, and the next morning woke up with a terrible rash. Have addressed to the doctor, to us have told or said, what is it stings of bedbugs. Have written off awesome ointment "Akriderm". I advise everyone, who has this problem. For 2 days there was no rash at all.

    • Victoria :

      For 2 days, the rash itself can go, without any ointments. But I would advise you to still bugbugs, and not to smear ointment ...

  6. Dasha :

    I do not know where they come from. Most likely, because of my aunt, who came to us for a long time, but so far they are at my house.

  7. Julia :

    Call a disinfectant, otherwise pipets ...

  8. Yuri :

    The article is interesting, but with regard to resettlement of bedbugs mainly in rural areas - a question. While living in the village, did not even imagine what kind of "beast". And only when he arrived in the city he got acquainted with this living creature. Here it was necessary to transfer all the charms of the struggle with the bugs and cockroaches, which, incidentally, also met in the city.

  9. Tatiana :

    Tell me how to get rid of this scourge?

    • Anonymous :


    • Vladimir :

      Call the pest control. All truly effective tools require skills in handling poisons and are far from harmless when used, they are not available for free. In addition, the apartment needs to be processed FULLY and another neighbor to connect, otherwise it will be of little use.

      And do everything quickly, the bed bug, unlike most other insects, lays eggs every day, every day of delay increases their number.

  10. Elena :

    I also saw yesterday afternoon. Very scary. I called a disinfector, I'll pray all night to kill the creature. Suffering son.

  11. Olga :

    Awful, but in the apartment I caught 2 bedbugs on my own at night (lying on the couch). In the morning, the back covered with a rash, 1 cm from the other the difference. From the village they were brought, was on vacation. Today I dusted everything, washed the floors with vinegar, washed all the linen and things. She washed herself with soap, the rash passes and the itch was asleep.

  12. Luba :

    This, of course, is a disaster! Tell me, how to deal with them?

    • Anonymous :

      The surest way is dichlorvos! Only from the room you need to remove all, close the windows, all the well sprinkle and leave it for the night. Next morning, everything is well washed, vacuumed and sprinkled again. Again, everything is good to clean, cover and blankets to wash, ventilate - and you can live peacefully!

  13. Dmitry :

    We have lived in the apartment for 25 years, never anything like that. And here on you - I found a bedbug somewhere at home about a month ago. Disgusted to the horror. You go to bed and you realize that they will crawl out and start biting you, I can not even fall asleep. It is necessary to do something with them.

  14. Vasyok :

    We live in a hostel, we trample constantly, and they, reptiles, all the same from neighbors resort :(

    • Elena :

      Bile the animal handle the plinth, outlet, in the pharmacy is sold.

    • Alexey :

      There is a remedy for Sinuzan, 100 percent beats!

    • Dima :

      I know some way, I have a chemical, I tried it with this chemical, they die at once. I also had bedbugs, well, I also bought a lot of chemistry. But it did not help at all. Well, today I have treated my apartment to chemicals, cockroaches are also killing.

  15. Kotyara :

    He also panicked when he found out that these parasites were in my apartment. I tried a lot of different tools, but brought out only a steam generator. What is surprising, they were only in one room, they never came to mine for some reason, although there was more than enough time for this))

  16. Anonymous :

    Guys, please, tell me where the appearance of bedbugs begins, or they got me with this rash.

  17. Artem :

    They appear when the bed is dirty.

    • Olga :

      Stupidity. It's not a dirty bed. This is such an infection, no one is immune from it.

  18. Anonymous :

    Thanks I'll know.

  19. Elena Orlova :

    Forces no longer fight with these creatures! We bought this device ultrasonic, zero sense! It would be better if these two thousand pest controlers paid.

    • Sergey :

      Ultrasound does not affect bugs at all. In vain they spent money.

  20. Ivan :

    He worked on the elevator there all the insects and rats, mice, etc., all the living and warm-blooded are killed by a means called phosphine. It is in tablets, you seal the doors, windows, and glue all the cracks and openings tightly! Lay out on the hut tablets, in a gas mask, poisonous! In glasses and gloves, do not breathe dust off your clothes! You leave, you seal the door. And after a day or two or three you come, air, you carefully collect the dust from the tablets, and seal it in the ground. Per meter depth. Ten days to air. Do not live. Live in 10-12 days of airing! One bottle of these tablets will last for a long time, they interact with the moisture of the air and turn into a poisonous gas called phosphine. So many on elevators and granaries can be found, insecticides will not sell!

  21. Vlad :

    The best remedy for bedbugs is the Executioner, he kills well. 2 treatments - and everything is clean at home.

  22. Larissa :

    My husband's sister gave me a carpet. After that, it began. They nearly ate the child. Tried everything, including dichlorvos and various poison. Nothing helped. SES was called. All covered with some kind of white powder. We left home. The smell is terrible. But more we have no bedbugs ... Already 11 years have passed, and with horror I remember this time.

  23. Catherine :

    Called the service for processing, enough for 2 years. We already have furniture all new and the child has appeared, and these creatures again crawled. The steam generator and vinegar do not help, I will not call more specialists. The husband must buy some chemistry himself and process it, but we must go to the village.

  24. Anonymous :

    We also had, caught a couple of pieces. I went to SES bought a soluble product, sprinkled it once, came - in general, I did not find a single dead person! I have not seen them for more than 5 years already.

  25. Tanya :

    What just did not buy: Tetriks, dichlorvos, 2 times SES caused, washed underwear, boiled, threw out 2 sofas, we sleep on rubber mattresses. Though change the apartment. Open the closet, and they sit on the laundry. What to do, people, tell me ?!

    • Anonymous :

      The horror of what ((Probably from the neighbors they crawl in. And the chemistry should be more serious, they hide everywhere, even the frames, even in the frames.) We also persecuted, but caught two ((

  26. Anonymous :

    I have such a huge bite ...

    • Anonymous :

      Damn, I saw this monster, bought 4 dichlorvos, all watered nafig, and carbofos in a terrible concentration diluted. He left for three months: the elderly neighbor died, but the bugs - no ...

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