Baby Bed Bugs, How Small Are They Really?

How Incredibly Small Bed Bugs Can Be

This is an instar, “a baby bedbug”. Use the thumb in the picture to scale just how small they really are. They will remain transparent until they feed for the 1st time. Then they will slowly start to turn the orange, redish color most people know them by, as they shed their skin several times and grow to adulthood. Bed bugs release a pheromone when disturbed or scared that smells somewhat like crayons, but worse. The pheromone they release warns others to stay hidden, because there is a possible danger to them. This is why spraying chemicals before a professional treats your home is a bad idea. It can cause them to hide even deeper into cracks and crevices than they normally would.

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