Bed bugs are small bugs and it’s not very easy to see them around. When it’s about baby bed bugs, it’s going to be a little bit harder to see them. So, what do baby bed bugs look like and do baby bed bugs bite you?
Bed bugs features
You can easily differentiate bed bugs from other bugs at home by identifying following psychical features:
Bed bugs are 1 to 5 mm sized
They are oval shaped
They do not have wings
They have 6 legs and 2 antennas
For more information about what they look like, you can check these posts:
However you call them baby bed bugs, those little bed bugs are literally called nymph. Before explaining a baby bed bug or nymph, you must learn about the life stages of bed bugs.
Bed bugs have 3 life stages: Egg, nymph and adult. As you can see easily, they are eggs first. After hatching the eggs, baby bed bugs which hatched are called as nymph and when they grow big enough, they’re called as adults.
Instead of trying to tell them, let me show you pictures of baby bed bugs:
Baby bed bugs size
There is no certain size for baby bed bugs. Because they’re called nymph until they become an adult, their size will change from 1 mm up to 3 or 4 mm.
The size difference between a baby bed bug and an adult one can be signified only in millimeter and this won’t mean a lot for any human.
Baby bed bugs at the first stage of their lives are thinner and much lighter shade (unfed) almost translucent due to adults.
A first instar nymph that hatches from an egg is 1 to 1.5mm. Unfed, a first instar is pale to white. The older instars (stages 2-5) are more straw colored to tan. Darkness inside them (as in the one in the picture) is blood that is being digested; the more red coloration inside them is more fresh blood. A plump bug that is red is one that has recently fed.
Baby bed bug bites
Baby bedbugs leave the same kind of bites as the adult ones. You should expect to react the same to each bedbug bites.
So here are some bed bug bites that you can compare with yours:
Baby bed bugs are almost the same as adult bed bugs. They are a few mm smaller and a little bit thinner than big ones.
Bite of baby bed bug isn’t different from an adult bed bug’s bite. The main difference between baby bed bugs and adult bed bugs is their size.
What you must care about is to have some bed bugs at home, not to have baby or adult ones. Those posts below may help you on fighting with bed bugs: