bed bug eggs

Bed bug eggs

Name: Cimex lectularius

Bed bug

Bed bug

Alias: Bed bugs are a wingless insect that have evolved to have a flattened body to better crawl between fabric and human skin. Their color can vary from light to dark brown. Their lifecycle is not dependent on the season since they live exclusively indoors. Nymphs look similar to adults, only smaller. Eggs are seen as small pearl colored ovals that can be found in mattresses, furniture or anywhere that has a small crevasse.

For more information on dangerous and beneficial bugs, call UI Extension educator Joseph Sagers at 208-270-4031 or email

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