Free Bed Bug Pictures: Photos of Bed Bugs

Post date: March 3rd, 2018


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A woman named Melissa recently shared the following pictures with us, along with the accompanying story.

“While attempting to sleep overnight at a friends apartment in Aston towers located in Asheville Nc, within about a half hour I was bitten on both biceps, both backs of my hands, both calves, my stomach, around my entire ankles, left thigh, and eyebrow. While trying to maintain my composure & respect for my friends feelings as she continued to insist that while the apartments had bed bugs, she did not, I searched for any signs of the brutal creatures on the bed but saw nothing. I had however seen 2 adult bugs while there. Recognizing that their was clearly an infestation and suffering severe anxiety and confusion as to how my body was so severely brutalized yet I couldnt see anything on me, the bed, etc. I showered, changed, and you can probably guess it: hauled ass.

As it turns out, the 11 story apartment complex which has 11 apartments on each floor is well-known for the infestation of bed bugs and roaches. Even more astonishing than the fact that this 11 story complex is housing people and not demolished is that the tenants are quite comfortable. The ones I spoke to stated that they pay between $12 and $17 PER MONTH for rent, because they received housing assistance due to homelessness. I, myself am homeless currently, hence the reason I WAS going to sleep there, I simply cannot grasp how one can sleep in bugs under any circumstance whatsoever. I literally wouldnt live there if they paid me.

I also understand addiction which is another common denominator in housing but how does anyone live this way? A park bench, the beach, the grass outside, IDK if it were below freezing, I couldnt sleep being bitten and simply accept it. I observed several addicts in poverty who had given up on a quality life accusing each other of being the “Host” of this infestation, clearly suffering shame and embarrassment. Not enough to do anything about it however. Nothing less than mind-blowing and frankly traumatic.

My friend called the CDC and they claimed this is not a public health problem, I beg to differ after suffering both physical and mental trauma. I feel the owners of these apartments should be forced to re house all tenants, replace belongings to a reasonable degree and drop an atomic bomb on the building TWICE! Their must also be a desire within the community to live healthy which I did not witness at this building. It is sad. This is my one choice descriptive word:sad. Once I was no longer consumed by anxiety & sheer terror I thought of the innocent children who reside there and cant fathom having grown up this way. This is unacceptable. The government should be involved, in my opinion. While I still feel as though somethings crawling on me a day later, and am still suffering severe itching and anxiety, although I know Ill be okay Im definitely, absolutely traumatized. Their simply arent words to describe this experience. No matter what I wrote, unless you experience it youll never know the hell these disgusting creatures are.

I had to visit the Emergency room last night because the symptoms werent going away, they prescribed an ointment to prevent infection and vistaril for itching. Such a nasty little bug. ” Melissa

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An 1860 engraving of parts of a bed bug. A. Intestines.B. Antenna of the Male.C Eye.D. Haustellum, or Sucker, closed.E. Side view of Sucker.F. Under Part of Head.G. Under Lip.GG. Hair of the Tube, and outside Cases.H. Egg-Bag.I. Worm emerging from the Eggs

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Blood-fed Cimex lectularius

Photo Credit: A.L. Szalanski

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A bed bug (Cimex lectularius) traumatically inseminates another

Photo Credit: Rickard Ignell, Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences

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Photo Credit: Piotr Naskrecki

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Bed bug (4 mm length; 2.5 mm width), shown in a film roll plastic container, on the right is the recently sloughed skin from its nymph stage

Photo Credit: Verslinykas on Wikipedia

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Photo Credit: Dan Wylie-Sears

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A female bed bug hiding in a screw hole, with eggs.

Photo Credit: Thomas Oldani

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Scanning electron micrograph (SEM) of Cimex lectularius, digitally colorized with the insects skin-piercing mouthparts highlighted in purple and red.

photo credit: Janice Harney Carr, Center for Disease Control

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photo credit: Niels Elgaard Larsen

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