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One of the most common first steps that our customers take after they discover bed bugs is dispose of their mattress, sofa, or other furniture. The premise behind that action is simple: they found bed bugs on the bed, so throwing away the bed gets rid of them. Even if more are hiding somewhere else, getting […]

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Why You Shouldn’t Get Rid of Your Bed

One of the most common first steps that our customers take after they discover bed bugs is dispose of their mattress, sofa, or other furniture. The premise behind that action is simple: they found bed bugs on the bed, so throwing away the bed gets rid of them. Even if more are hiding somewhere else, getting rid of a lot of the population will help, right?

However, people who throw out their mattress aren’t going to get the results that they expect. No matter where they sleep now, they are still likely to get bitten. If they purchase a replacement bed, that bed will likely be infested in a short period of time. There are a couple of reasons for this that should illustrate why disposing of your bed is never a good idea during a bed bug treatment:

Bed bugs aren’t just on your bed.

Bed Bug Hiding Places

 

A common misconception about bed bugs (probably due to their name) is that they are exclusively or almost exclusively found on beds. That’s why so many amateur inspection and treatment attempts are limited to the mattress. Unfortunately, bed bug infestations are almost never going to be limited to your bed.

While they are often found in large numbers in the seams and folds of your mattress and box spring, they can also be found in the bed frame, headboard, footboard, nightstands, dressers, and even the walls or floors. Bed bugs can hide in any crack or crevice you can fit a credit card into, and as long as they are still within a short trip to their nearest food source (hint: you), they don’t really care where they hide in between meals.

Because of this likely distribution of an infestation, disposing of the mattress or other furniture has a very low chance of removing the infestation from your home. If you don’t address the bed bugs hiding elsewhere in the bedroom, they’ll still be addressing you in the coming nights.

Bed bugs repopulate and spread really quickly.

Bed Bug Eggs

Let’s assume that you still want to throw out your bed. You know that bed bugs are likely to be elsewhere in your room, but you want to at least cut down on the population. If half of the bugs are on your bed, then removing the bed removes half of the infestation. Sound logic, right?

Sorry, but no. That might be half of the infestation gone today, but that won’t last long. Pregnant females with enough food lay three or four eggs every day until they die. That could be up to 500 eggs in a matter of months. Those freshly laid eggs will hatch within about two weeks, and the newly emerged nymphs will start seeking a blood meal right away.

In any bed bug treatment, you need to aim to eliminate all of the bed bugs entirely. They repopulate so quickly that any losses incurred can be recovered in just weeks. Large treatment steps that only cut down the population are steps wasted unless you follow up with more thorough measures.

You still need a bed to sleep on.

Crashing on couch

The bed you’re thinking of throwing out was probably in use pretty recently. Last night, perhaps. Most likely by a person you know. Where is that person going to sleep after their bed goes missing?

One of the worst things you can do during a bed bug infestation is sleep on the floor. Bed bugs now have an all-access pass to your sleeping body, with no bed legs or frames to make the travel difficult. Worse yet, you have no options to block their travel with ClimbUp Interceptors or similar traps.

An equally unwise, but still very common, choice to make during an infestation is to sleep somewhere else. Many bed bug victims move to another room in their home, or even leave the home completely to stay with a friend or family member. While this might grant some relief from the biting (and even that isn’t guaranteed), it can also cause bed bugs to spread from the original room elsewhere in search of food. This dispersal makes treatment a lot harder, as you now have more hiding places full of bed bugs that could be feeding and breeding.

Replacing a bed is expensive.

Throwing Away Money

How much did you spend on the mattress you want to throw out? What about the box spring, bed frame, headboard, and/or footboard? The average for a queen bed set is over $1,000, and can often go way over that. Do you really want to just throw that kind of money away?

As stated above, you will still need to sleep on a bed, and you will likely still have bed bugs after you dispose of your bed. That means two things:

  1. You’ll need to pay to replace the bed you got rid of.
  2. You’ll still need to spend money treating the remaining infestation.

While the $1,000 average cost for a replacement bed might not cover a professional bed bug treatment (depending on your home size and location), that budget can fund a heck of a do-it-yourself treatment. For less than the price of the average mattress alone, you can buy everything you need to treat the mattress, box spring, bed frame, and all of the cracks and crevices around your room that bed bugs are likely to be hiding in. Throw the average mattress away and you roughly double the cost of a do-it-yourself treatment.

What to do instead:

The issue at hand is not that bed bugs got into the bed, but how they got into the bed. Bed bugs don’t get their name by spawning or manifesting in the bed – they get it by frequently feeding and breeding there. Cutting off their access routes to your bed will stop the biting and block their ability to reproduce, since they need blood meals to become sexually mature or to lay eggs.

Bed bugs can’t jump or fly. They have to crawl up something to reach you. That means their travel routes into the bed are pretty limited: the legs of the bed frame are the most common, followed by the headboard, footboard, and any walls or furniture that might be touching the bed.

To cut off these access points, move your bed away from any points of contact like walls or furniture (even an inch of space is plenty to stop bed bugs) and use ClimbUp Interceptors to elevate the legs of your bed. The ClimbUps are especially important: they can trap any bed bugs that try to sneak onto your bed in a talcum-lined pitfall, allowing you to monitor the population over time to see how your treatment progresses.

Isolating your bed is only part of the equation. If you have bed bugs in your bed, isolation efforts won’t stop them from doing what they do best. Fortunately, treating your bed and killing all of its bugs and eggs is simple with the right products. Step 1 of our 4-step solution is dedicated to this process, which involves a set of mattress and box spring encasements, contact and residual sprays, and a vacuum and steamer for quick killing and cleaning.

Once you’re done with the treatment and isolation steps, your bed will be bed bug free and bed bug proof. You’ll now be able to sleep in the bed without fear of bites, giving you time to focus your treatment efforts on the rest of your bedroom. Take the money you saved by keeping your bed and load up on professional-strength treatment gear with our new 4-step package builder.

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There are tons of quality bed bug steamers available to homeowners and professionals alike. All are capable of killing bed bugs on contact, thanks to their 200+ degree steam tip temperature. However, there are a dizzying number of other features and specs that need to be considered when making a purchase decision. There are steamers […]

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Armato 9000 Steamer Review: The Ultimate Bed Bug Killer

There are tons of quality bed bug steamers available to homeowners and professionals alike. All are capable of killing bed bugs on contact, thanks to their 200+ degree steam tip temperature. However, there are a dizzying number of other features and specs that need to be considered when making a purchase decision. There are steamers with higher pressure, hotter temperatures, more water capacity, or more dials, knobs, or other gizmos than the rest. Choosing one steamer was a compromise between the features you care about versus the ones you don’t. Until now.

The all-new Armato 9000 aims to be a no-compromise commercial-grade bed bug steamer. It packs a powerful boiler, integrated heating element and super high capacity tank into an all-metal heavy-duty body. It even includes high-end features like continuous fill and CEME® solenoid control for an attractive price. Is the Armato the new end-all, be-all commercial bed bug killer? Let’s take a closer look and find out.

Unboxing and First Impressions

Armato 9000 Steamer

Armato packs the 9000 into a spartan, no-frills white box. This isn’t a brand that’s trying to appeal to department store shoppers. Armato is an all-business brand that serves pest control professionals directly. This serious attitude continues through the unboxing; there are no stickers, pamphlets, or unnecessary attachments. The 9000 ships with exactly what you’ll need for pest control jobs and nothing more.

Armato 9000 Steamer

The minimalist set of attachments and accessories include only the bare necessities for a proper bed bug treatment: the Armato ships with two extension tubes, a smooth flat fabric tool (affectionately referred to as a bed bug tool by Armato), a jet tip tool for cracks and crevices, a large floor head with an adapter, and two cotton covers to help break up excess moisture and pressure.

The premium, heavy-duty build quality is apparent at first sight. Every part of the body design and components were taken into consideration. All of the body panels are made of powdered steel and reinforced with hard steel fixtures and rubber bumpers. While we wouldn’t test its durability by dropping it off any roofs, we feel confident that the steamer can withstand the occasional knock around the back of a truck or up and down a steep set of stairs.

Armato 9000 Steamer

Armato’s meticulous design can be seen in even the least conspicuous details. The hose is braided with Techflex® nylon to protect against crimping and tearing. The raceway casters feature double ball bearing assistance to keep them rolling and swiveling as smoothly as possible. The control console and carrying handle are reinforced to keep them secured to the body.

Under the Hood

With all of the thought put into the outside of the steamer, we knew we had to pop the covers open and take a look inside this beast. Note that we do this with permission from the manufacturer, and we absolutely do not recommend that you attempt to open your own steamer. Do not try this at home.

Armato 9000 Steamer

On one side of the steamer’s generously spaced interior, we find the enormous water tanks, one pressurized and one unpressurized. The polymer reservoir tank can hold over a gallon of water, and can continuously feed into the pressurized boiler. Out of the box, the boiler is wrapped with styrofoam for insulation. Unwrapping that present revealed a beautiful double-walled stainless steel unit. This boiler is as durable and well-made as they get, and is backed with confidence by a lifetime manufacturer warranty.

Armato 9000 Steamer

Flipping the steamer over gave us a chance to ogle the Italian electronics that make the Armato work. The microcomputer, responsible for things like steam control gauging and water level monitoring, is protected by a sturdy polymer enclosure. The Italian-made CEME® solenoid controller regulates steam flow into the hose. This reduces moisture and condensation buildup to ensure a consistently hot and dry steam.

Using the Armato 9000

A big advantage that the Armato has over its competitors is its seemingly endless water capacity. Even if we never took advantage of the continuous fill feature, we estimate that a full tank can steam non-stop for over two and a half hours. The reason that’s an estimate is because we think it’s silly to ignore the continuous fill feature, so we never tested the full extent of the tank’s runtime.

Armato 9000 Steamer

Generally, the rule of thumb is that larger tanks take longer to heat up to a boil. High-powered heating elements can help offset this extended heat-up time, and the Armato’s integrated heater is more than up for the task. The Armato’s indicator light changes from red to green in less than 9 minutes, indicating that the boiler is primed and ready to release its steam. This is noticeably faster than the 15-20 minutes that a less powerful boiler would need to heat up that amount of water.

Armato 9000 Steamer

When we pulled the trigger on the Armato’s ergonomic steam gun, the first thing we heard was the distinctive click of the CEME solenoid activating, followed by a torrential rush of hot, dry steam. The 9000 is named for its 90-PSI steam pressure capability, and this steamer lives up to its name without hesitation. This super high pressure is among the highest we have sampled, and will ensure that the steam adequately penetrates into cracks and crevices to hit bed bugs where they are hiding.

Armato 9000 Steamer

Steam pressure is only half of the equation, as steam is little more than a propulsion method to deliver heat where pests are hiding. Fortunately, the Armato won’t let anyone down thanks to its class-leading heating power. The 320-degree boiler can produce tip temperatures of up to 284 degrees Fahrenheit, which is more than enough to kill bed bugs of any age on contact. Coupled with the high pressure rating, the 9000 should have no trouble killing pests even several inches away from the tip of the steam nozzle.

Wrapping Up

Armato 9000 Steamer

The Armato 9000 handily exceeds our expectations in all of the right places: it has more durability, more power, more capacity, and more control than any other steamer in its class or price range. The only steamers that come close to it are much more expensive, such as the ~$1,900 EnviroMate Pro EP1000.

We have no doubt that there are other commercial steamers out there that fit the needs of professionals considering the new Armato. There are some steamers with similar pressure ratings or boiler power; there are even a couple with similar tank capacity. However, all of the competitors compromise in places where the Armato does not. There is nothing out there that matches the Armato for its construction, power, capacity, features, and price. In a world full of compromise, the Armato stands out as an easy choice for professional pest control.

Armato 9000 Commercial Bed Bug Steamer

Arm yourself with the most powerful dry vapor steamer available! The Armato’s incredible 90 PSI steam output is unmatched in its class, providing consistent penetration into any soft materials.
Our Price: $999.95
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Chances are that if you want to get rid of bed bugs in your home, you’re going to be using a bed bug steamer as part of your treatment method. However, once you’re done treating for bed bugs, you probably don’t plan to start killing bed bugs in other homes. For those not interested in starting a […]

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Gaia Steamer Review: The All-In-One Dream Cleaner?

Chances are that if you want to get rid of bed bugs in your home, you’re going to be using a bed bug steamer as part of your treatment method. However, once you’re done treating for bed bugs, you probably don’t plan to start killing bed bugs in other homes. For those not interested in starting a new pest control business, that means the steamer will likely be promoted to house cleaning duty after the bed bug ordeal is over. This prospect makes it a good idea to find a steamer that will kill bed bugs but also serve as an exceptional cleaning device down the road.

Most dry vapor steamers on the market are made for cleaning and sanitizing purposes — that’s why most of their attachments are brushes, carpet heads, and other parts for different surfaces you might find in your home. The best steam cleaners on the market usually combine steaming and vacuuming into one device. While they’re at it, these products also may come with direct injection and extraction of hot water or detergent. However, these models are often priced too high to be considered for most homes, or don’t meet the requirements of a bed bug steamer.

Gaia Steamer and Vacuum

The new Gaia aims to fit that role perfectly. Packed into this compact body is a dry vapor steamer, wet/dry vacuum, direct injection and extraction. A single device could be all you need to leave most floors and surfaces as clean as the day you moved in. However, this steamer is no slouch when it comes to bed bug treatments — the Gaia features a powerful stainless steel boiler that delivers steam as hot as 260 degrees, and with up to 58 PSI to ensure penetration into cracks, seams, and folds.

The Gaia might hit all the right marks on paper, but does it deliver in hand? Let’s find out.

Unboxing and First Impressions

Gaia Steamer Attachments

We’ve grown accustomed to steamers coming with a lot of attachments, but rarely do we see such a diversity of gear as we did when unpacking the Gaia. This beastly home cleaning kit comes with tools for everything from hard surfaces, carpets, upholstered fabric, and getting into any sort of crack or crevice that needs to be cleaned, degreased, or sanitized.

Gaia Steamer Tubes

Of particular interest to us were the steam gun, hose, and extension tubes. These were all carefully designed to handle the task of delivering steam and suction power at the same time. The larger tubes and hose are for the vacuum and extraction duties, while the smaller port underneath is for high pressure steaming and direct injection. The gun itself omits the usual trigger that you hold down to steam — instead, you’ll find a toggle switch for the steamer with another switch on top of the handle for the vacuum.

The overall build and construction is about what we expected for this price range. It’s not feasible to pack all of these features into a durable, sturdy body for the price that the Gaia is available for. With that in mind, we’re not overly concerned by the generally thin, consumer-grade plastics that the Gaia is built with. If you need something that can handle being knocked around more, you’ll want to pay more for a commercial-grade model.

Gaia Steamer Controls

The control console on top of the body is the most user-friendly design I’ve ever seen on a steam cleaner. Instead of a steam adjustment knob, where you’re not always sure how close to minimum or maximum power you’re at now, the Gaia’s steam control is a simple three-level toggle. Just choose between low, medium, or high steam pressure and get back to work.

Similar set-and-forget controls are in place for vacuum suction power, and toggled power buttons are present for the steamer, vacuum, and injection/extraction functions. This layout is very quick and easy to learn, and the simple indicators for boiler status and water level make it easy to know when it’s time to start steaming or when it’s time to refill.

Using the Gaia

Steaming with the Gaia

The Gaia has everything you need for a bed bug treatment. To kill bed bugs hiding in the seams and folds of your mattress, box spring, couch, or other upholstered furniture, you want to use low pressure and a flat upholstery fabric attachment. For other hiding places, like baseboards, floorboards, bed frames, and the edges of the carpet, you should use a thin detail nozzle and higher pressure. Either attachment should usually be wrapped by a cloth to break up excess pressure and moisture. The Gaia provides all of this, and allows you to hit each hiding place with ease and efficiency.

Gaia Steamer Trigger

Ditching the steam adjustment knob and traditional trigger can be big usability improvements, if they’re your cup of tea. Choosing between three steam power levels and not having to hold down a trigger while you work makes the chores of cleaning or treating for bed bugs a little easier on you. It’s always nice when a product design can reduce the things you have to worry about without reducing functionality.

Where the Gaia really shines is in the versatility of its cleaning ability. Need to clean up a dirty hard floor? You can either steam first and vacuum after, or you can flip both switches and do both at once. What about rugs and carpet floors, which conventional steamers tend to struggle with? No problem — just dilute a non-foam cleaning agent with water in the injection tank, vacuum the carpet to clear out surface-level debris, then activate the injection and extraction functions to pump steam and detergent to the very roots of the carpet fiber.

Wrapping Up

Gaia Bed Bug Steamer

The Gaia doesn’t do anything new. There are other steamers, other wet/dry vacuum cleaners, and other combination units. Some even have direct injection and extraction. However, none of the other models out there manage to combine all of these features in such a portable and easy-to-use integration, and the attractive price is a cherry on top that makes this device hard to pass on. The Gaia makes cleaning feel like less of a chore, and that’s pretty impressive.

Gaia Steamer with Vacuum and Injection

The Gaia is the first all-in-one home steam cleaner. With its combination of direct-injected steam and a wet/dry vacuum, you can clean and treat most surfaces in your home in no time.
Our Price: $895.00
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There is no question that bed bugs are a nuisance. They seem to come from nowhere, multiply in no time, and can wreak havoc on their host’s sleep and sanity. Thankfully, they aren’t known to spread disease when they bite people. At least not yet. However, researchers at Penn Medicine are concerned that bed bugs […]

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Can Bed Bugs Transmit the Chagas Disease?

There is no question that bed bugs are a nuisance. They seem to come from nowhere, multiply in no time, and can wreak havoc on their host’s sleep and sanity. Thankfully, they aren’t known to spread disease when they bite people. At least not yet.

However, researchers at Penn Medicine are concerned that bed bugs may be bringing more than itches and sleepless nights with them. A recent study carried out at the Center for Clinical Epidemiology and Biostatistics suggests that bed bugs may be able to transmit the parasite that causes Chagas Disease, a tropical disease that kills thousands of people each year.

Chagas Disease

Distribution of Chagas disease

Distribution of Chagas disease. Photo credit: Tomato356 (Wikimedia)

Chagas disease, named after the scientist who discovered it, is a parasitic disease spread mostly by insects related to bed bugs. The symptoms are often minor at first and can go unnoticed for months or years. It’s estimated that millions of people in Central and South America have been infected for several years without knowing. However, chagas disease can lead to permanent organ damage, and can be fatal if left untreated.

Chagas disease is relatively unknown in Europe and North America, but that’s starting to change as some small outbreaks have started occurring farther north than usual. At the moment, infections in the United States is likely the result of immigration or blood transfusions using contaminated blood. The US has begun actively screening donated blood to minimize the risk of transfusions causing the disease to spread further.

 

The Kissing Bug

Panstrongylus geniculatus, the kissing bug

Panstrongylus geniculatus, AKA the kissing bug (Photo credit: Fernando Otálora-Luna)

Chagas disease is most commonly spread by the subfamily of insects known as Triatominae, also known as kissing bugs or assassin bugs. A kissing bug is nowhere near as pleasant as its name implies — it got that name due to its tendency to bite human faces to feed on their blood. These little vampires share a lot of similarities with bed bugs, such as their feeding anatomy and their tendency to feed while their host is asleep.

Kissing bugs are predominantly found in South America, though they can sometimes appear as far north as the United States in states like Texas and Louisiana. The doctor who discovered Chagas disease also discovered that kissing bugs were the ones infecting his patients in Brazil.

What About Bed Bugs?

Now that you’re lightly familiar with kissing bugs and the disease they often bring with them, it’s time to get back to the matter at hand: can bed bugs transmit Chagas disease the same way their distant cousins do?

The answer to this isn’t a simple “yes” or “no” just yet, and that’s why research like the Penn Medicine study is being done. In that study, researchers experimented with exposing bed bugs to mice infected with Chagas. After a month of regular feeding, most of the bed bugs used acquired the T. cruzi parasite that carries the disease. A second study confirmed that the infected bed bugs were able to transmit the disease back to mice that didn’t have it after living with them for a month.

Dr. Michael Z. Levy, Penn Medicine

Dr. Michael Z. Levy, the senior author of the study. Photo credit: Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania

However, these experiments do not determine whether or not bed bugs can transmit the disease to humans. The study can’t even conclude that what happened to the mice in the lab is likely to occur out in the wild. It’s very common for lab results to not reflect real-world events due to the different environment that testing is done in. What the study was definitely able to confirm was that bed bugs are capable of carrying the disease by drinking infected blood. This is true of many diseases that humans are susceptible to — bed bugs are known to carry agents of HIV, hepatitis, and Q fever, though they are not known to pass those agents on to other humans.

The likelihood of bed bugs transmitting Chagas disease to humans is uncertain due to how Chagas is usually transmitted. Kissing bugs generally don’t transmit the disease simply by biting humans; the infection is observed when the bug defecates near the bite wound after it’s done feeding, and the feces contaminates the bite wound. Basically, kissing bugs bite your face and then poop on it. Talk about adding insult to injury.

Bed bugs, on the other hand, are not known to be habitual people-poopers. They prefer to do their business after they’ve run away and tucked themselves into a hiding place. This makes it unlikely that feces rich in T. cruzi will have the opportunity to infect a fresh bed bug bite.

 

If you’re still concerned about Chagas or other diseases that your friendly neighborhood bed bugs might be carrying, why take the risk? Read up on how to prevent bed bugs at home and on the go so they don’t have the opportunity to make an experiment out of you.

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So you found a bug on your mattress, or perhaps somewhere else in your home. You’ve seen bed bugs on the news, heard horror stories from your friends or family, and the sight of a little brown bug sounds the alarms in your head. You have bed bugs! Hold on, though — before you torch […]

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Bed Bug Imposters: How to Identify Bed Bugs

So you found a bug on your mattress, or perhaps somewhere else in your home. You’ve seen bed bugs on the news, heard horror stories from your friends or family, and the sight of a little brown bug sounds the alarms in your head. You have bed bugs!

Hold on, though — before you torch the apartment and begin life anew, it’s a good idea to confirm your suspicions. Some pest control companies estimate that up to 80% of their bed bug calls are from people who don’t actually have bed bugs. Every type of pest requires a different type of treatment, so rushed efforts against the wrong species may just be a waste of time and money. You’ll want to learn how to identify bed bugs (and how to tell them apart from similar pests) so that you know whether or not to treat for bed bugs.

Common Imposter Bugs

Brown carpet beetle

A brown carpet beetle. Photo credit: gbohne (Flickr user)

Arguably the common pest most visually like a bed bug is the brown carpet beetle. These aren’t common in the US, but they are widespread in Europe. They are also called “vodka beetles” as a reference to their scientific name, Attagenus Smirnovi.

Unlike bed bugs, carpet beetles do not feed on blood. Instead, their meal of choice is – you guessed it – carpet. They are also known to dine on skin, fur, and wool, all of which contain the fibers and other nutrients they are looking for. They are only about half the size of an adult bed bug, and have thicker antennae.

Drugstore beetle

A drugstore beetle. Photo source: Kamran Iftikhar.

Another tiny lookalike beetle is the drugstore beetle, also known as the bread beetle or biscuit beetle. These are a bit larger than the brown carpet beetle, but still not as large as the average adult bed bug. They also do not bite people — drugstore beetles got their names by infesting stocking room bags of grains, bread, and other food. They may be found feeding on hair or leather in your bedroom or living room.

Cigarette Beetle

A cigarette beetle. Photo credit: CSIRO.

Similar to the drugstore beetle in appearance and stature is the cigarette beetle, also known as the cigar beetle or tobacco beetle. These little brown pests can be found feeding in cigarette packets, as well as loose tobacco or stored bales. Even if you don’t smoke, you might still find them hunting for cereal, dried fruit, or flour.

German cockroach

A German cockroach.

The bed bug look-alike you are most likely to find in the US is probably the German cockroach. While the adults look almost nothing like bed bugs, their smaller and rounder nymph form is a bit closer to the suspect. In either case, they are so common throughout the country that their appearance near a bed raises a lot of false alarms. This is why it’s so important to learn what bed bugs look like, and how to tell them apart from other common bugs.

Identifying Bed Bugs

Adult bed bug

An adult bed bug. Photo credit: Gilles San Martin.

An adult bed bug is tan or brown, but can appear more red after they’ve fed. They average about 5 mm long as an adult — a little larger than the beetles shown above, but smaller than a German roach. They are flat-bodied and are unable to jump or fly, a dead giveaway of many common imposters.

You aren’t likely to find bed bugs in your kitchen, bathroom, or garage, since they aren’t as interested in pet food, wood, or hair as many other household pests are. Bed bugs feed exclusively on blood, and will prefer human hosts over any others. That means you will almost never find them outside of a bedroom or living room, unless they are in the process of travelling from one host to another.

Still not sure if the bug you spotted is a bed bug or not? Try taking a clear picture of the bug and posting it on our forum. Our resident bed bug experts or local pest control operators can help you identify the species you’re dealing with. That way, you are one step closer to starting the right treatment process.

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