Can You See Bed Bug Eggs With The Human Eye?

Can You See Bed Bug Eggs With The Human Eye

You may be able to see bed bugs with your eyes. However, can you see bed bug eggs with the human eyes? We will answer this question in this article.

Bed bugs are tiny insects and excellent hitchhikers. They infest the home by taking rides in clothes, bags, and even shoes. Because they feed on human blood, you will mostly find them in places inhabited by humans. They are a nuisance, primarily because of the discomfort, allergies, and infections they can cause.

Identifying bed bugs in your home begins with knowing what to look for. You must understand that bed bugs lay eggs, which are the reasons the infestation may double if left for too long.

You can search for the adult bugs, but since they are excellent at hiding, it is better to look for other signs of the bugs. One thing that would come to mind is finding their eggs. However, can you see bed bug eggs with the human eye? Sure, let’s find out how that works.

How to identify bed bug eggs

You can find bed bug eggs with the human eye. However, it is tough, especially if you are not a professional. You will need a magnifying glass and flashlight to make things a lot easier.

How do bed bug eggs look like?

Bed bug eggs look like poppy seeds or two grains of salt glued together. The eggs are off-white, translucent, and have an elongated shape. When these eggs are more than five days old, you may find a visible dark mark or two that resembles an eye on them. These eggs are about one-millimeter long.. Usually, you will find two or more eggs glued together in the spot. It is also possible to find live bed bugs around the eggs, but the chances of doing so decrease as the infestation increases. Sometimes, you may find bed bug excrement around the eggs. These excrements are dark-brown or rust-colored and resemble ground pepper.

Where can you find bed bug eggs?

You may find these eggs, around the edges of the carpets, in drawers, laundry, baseboards, dressers, desks, and loose areas of wallpapers. On many occasions, you might spot the eggs around the excrement. Bed bug eggs are so sticky, so you may need a stick to detach them from their spots. Bed bug eggs are also sturdy and can resist many household cleaning products.

Summary

Can you see bed bug eggs with the human eye? Yes, you can, but it is challenging to do so. You need a magnifying glass, stick, and flashlight to do the work. You also need to comb possible areas around your home patiently. However, finding and detaching bed bug eggs alone is not enough to deal with the infestation. Contact the pest professionals to help you eliminate bed bugs from your home. They have the expertise and experience to identify the outbreak and find treatment options that can kill all bed bugs.

Brad

4 Comments

  1. Denise Wade on March 31, 2022 at 1:06 pm

    I’ve tried everything possible and they just won’t go away. Had an exterminator also, no good, what yo do?

    • Sarah Rinaldi on September 7, 2022 at 7:38 pm

      Hi Denise,
      Bed bugs can be very tricky and live in spots you would never normally consider! If you have had an exterminator and have not seen results I would advise checking in cracks of books, behind wall plate covers, in hollow furniture legs, and anywhere else that they can possibly go. It is also possible they were on some clothes you had put away and did not respond to the treatment the exterminator used. We always suggest using a cloth and putting our Bed Bug MACE on it and leaving it in a sealed bag with clothes and stuffed animals etc. for 2 weeks and of course treating the area they are in. Thank you for your question!

  2. Glo Gc on July 26, 2022 at 6:19 am

    how do you get bed bug eggs if thats what they are out if your head/ hair.

    • Sarah Rinaldi on September 7, 2022 at 7:36 pm

      Hi Glo, it is not typical for bed bugs to lay eggs in the hair because it is not a safe space for them. They prefer cracks and crevices. If you are seeing tiny white eggs in your hair, it may be Lice. We currently don’t carry anything to get rid of Lice but there are over the counter products you can purchase, and Tea Tree Oil is something they despise! There are products designed to be used as shampoo and a spray that you can use to deter them once your issue is resolved. Hope this helps!

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