What Do Bed Bugs Look Like?

February 12, 2024 Pest Raiders Bed Bugs

Imagine this: You wake up in your Las Vegas home, feeling itchy with a trail of red bumps along your arm. Could it be bed bugs? At Pest Raiders, we understand the unease and discomfort that come with the mere thought of these pests. That’s why we’re here to give you the lowdown on what bed bugs look like, so you can be one step ahead in protecting your home.

The Bed Bug Basics

Bed bugs are small, nocturnal insects that feast on human blood. Their name comes from their preferred habitat: beds, where they can feed undisturbed during the night. Understanding their appearance is key to early detection and effective elimination.

Size and Shape

Adult bed bugs are about the size of an apple seed, measuring approximately 5 millimeters in length. They have flat, oval-shaped bodies that become swollen and elongated after feeding. If you’re looking for them, check the seams of your mattress or the crevices of your bed frame.


When unfed, bed bugs are a brownish color, but after a blood meal, they turn a reddish hue. Their translucent nymphs can be harder to spot, often being the size of a pinhead and a lighter color until they mature.

The Unmistakable Signs

Beyond their appearance, bed bugs leave telltale signs of their presence. Look out for rusty or reddish stains on your sheets or mattresses caused by crushed bugs. Tiny dark spots, which are bed bug excrement, and pale-yellow skins shed by nymphs as they grow larger are also indicators of an infestation.

The Pest Raiders Method

At Pest Raiders, we take a strategic approach to bed bug infestations. Our experts are trained to spot the subtle signs of bed bugs and are equipped with the tools to confirm their presence.

  • Thorough Inspection:

We begin with a meticulous inspection of your home, focusing on bedrooms and furniture where bed bugs are likely to hide.

  • Customized Treatment Plans:

Every home is unique, and so is every bed bug situation. We design a treatment plan tailored to the specifics of your infestation and your home’s layout.

  • Advanced Treatment Options:

Our team employs the latest in bed bug eradication technology. Whether it’s heat treatments, insecticides, or mattress encasements, we use proven methods to get rid of bed bugs effectively.

  • Preventative Advice:

We don’t just eliminate the current problem; we provide you with the knowledge to prevent future infestations, including tips on what to look for when traveling and how to safeguard your home.

Why Choose Pest Raiders?

Pest Raiders isn’t just a pest control company; we’re your neighbors in the fight against bed bugs. We understand the Las Vegas climate and how it affects pest activity, allowing us to provide targeted solutions.

  • Local Expertise: Las Vegas is our home, too. We’re intimately familiar with the challenges our community faces regarding bed bugs and other pests.
  • Customer-Centric: Your comfort and satisfaction are our priorities. We provide respectful, discrete services to handle your pest problems with minimal disruption to your life.
  • Follow-Up: Our service doesn’t end with treatment. We offer follow-up inspections to ensure your home remains bed bug-free.

Bed bugs can be a nightmare, but with Pest Raiders, you have a dedicated ally. If you suspect you’re sharing your Las Vegas home with these unwelcome guests, don’t hesitate to contact us. Visit the Pest Raiders website or give us a call, and we’ll be ready to conduct a thorough inspection and provide a swift, effective remedy.

Remember, knowing what bed bugs look like is your first line of defense. With Pest Raiders, you have a partner in pest control ready to restore peace to your home.