Biting Insects

Biting Insects

Bed Bug

Appearance
bedbug

Adult bedbugs are reddish-brown, flattened, oval, and wingless, about 1/4-inch in length. Bed bugs are wingless, and from above they are oval in shape, but they are flattened from top to bottom.

Mosquito

Appearance
mosquito

Pale brown with whitish stripes across abdomen; narrow oval shape; 1/4- to  3/8-inch. Females are easily recognized by long thin proboscis, or mouthparts, extending from the head.

Cat Flea

Appearance
cat flea

Tiny, about 1/6-inch in length; reddish brown and flattened.

Ticks

Appearance
tick

Ticks vary in color by species. Adult ticks are 1/8- to 5/8-inch long if engorged with blood, nymphal (or immature) ticks are less than 1/16-inch. Common pest ticks include the American dog tick, deer tick, and lone star tick.

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