Insect Identification

Bed Bugs, Termites and Cockroaches

Bed Bugs

Bed Bugs

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Bed Bug Bed Bug

Common Name: Bed Bug
Scientific Name: Cimex lectularius

General Size: 4mm to 6mm (0.16in to 0.24in)

Look for these Colors: red; brown; purple

The body is flat, rusty red color or even brown (red after feeding). Sizes range from 4mm to 6mm. Antennae are present and appear quite slender and segmented. Bed Bugs are wingless.

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Eastern Subterranean Termite

Subterranean Termite

Common Name: Eastern Subterranean Termite
Scientific Name: Reticulitermes flavipes

General Size: Workers are about 1/8" long and they are a creamy translucent color

The soldiers have an orange coloured rectangular armoured head with mandibulate pinchers

The "alates" or swarmers are swarmers are about 3/8" long (including wings) with a dark brown body






Brown Banded Cockroach

Brown Banded Cockroach

Common Name: Brown Banded Cockroach

Scientific Name: Supella longipalpa

General Size: 1/2 inch long or smaller

Males are light brown, with fully developed wings. Females are shorter with shorter wings.

Both adults and nymphs have two brownish, broad bands across the body at the base of the abdomen and at mid-abdomen

German Cockroach

German Cockroach

Common Name: German Cockroach

Scientific Name: Blattella germanica

General Size: 13-16 mm

Light brown or tan coloration with two black horizontal stripes located behind the head. Nymphs, or young, are smaller and darker in color.


American Cockroach

American Cockroach

Common Name: American Cockroach

Scientific Name: Periplaneta americana

General Size: Adults are approximately 1-1/2 inches long

Reddish brown, both males and females have fully developed wings The male wings cover the entire length of the abdomen, while the female wings are about the same length as the abdomen. Nymphs are smaller, but do not have wings.






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