Bed bugs have small, flat, oval-shaped bodies, and they are wingless. A bed bug has six legs. A bug with eight legs may be a tick or mite. Adult bed bugs are brown in color, but can become reddish after feeding. Unfed nymphs are about the size of a pinhead, tan in color, and very hard to see. Unfed adult bed bugs are about the size of an apple seed. Although you can see adult bed bugs with the naked eye, the trick is finding their hiding spots.
If you're not sure what type of bug you're dealing with, call Cowleys and let one of our specialists take a look and determine whether any action is needed.