Insects

What Insects Are Bed Bug Look-Alikes?


When you see bed bugs in your home, it’s important to make sure they really are these pests. Certain kinds of insects resemble bed bugs and are often mistaken for them. Keep in mind that you’ll need professional pest control in Monmouth County for any of the following insect infestations, even though they’re not bed bugs.

Carpet Beetles

Carpet beetles are tiny and have a brownish color like bed bugs. However, they have distinctive markings on them that bed bugs don’t have. Carpet beetles usually won’t bite, but they can damage fabric and carpeting in homes.

Cockroach Nymphs

Cockroach nymphs have a similar reddish-brown coloring as bed bugs, but they differ in shape. These nymphs are longer rather than having a rounded shape like bed bugs do.

Spider Beetles

Spider beetles are a dark brown color, but they can turn reddish-brown and appear rounder after feeding. While they don’t feed on human blood, they do eat foods in residential pantries and kitchens.

Bat Bugs

Bat bugs are tiny in size like bed bugs. However, they have fringe hairs that are longer than bed bug fringe hairs. These pests don’t typically feed on human blood, but they do feed on the blood of bats.

If you have bed bugs or other bugs in your home, contact Allison Pest Control today. We provide reliable pest control in Monmouth County for bed bug infestations and other insect infestations.

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