Can I see bed bugs without a lighted magnifier?

One of the most common questions asked is “Can I see bed bugs with my eyes?” or “Are bed bugs big enough to see without a microscope?”

The answer is yes, you can see bed bugs without a lighted magnifier. However, nymphs or first-stage baby bed bugs are very small (see photos of bed bugs). If a bed bug has recently fed it will be either bright or brownish red with your fresh blood and is visible with the naked eye.

Unfed, newly hatched bed bug nymphs that have not yet had a blood meal will be difficult to identify with your naked eye but can be identified with a lighted magnifier.

You may find comfort in the lighted magnifier because when you are sleep-deprived and freaking out because you may not be certain if you have found a bed bug. That’s where the lighted magnifier becomes very useful when inspecting for bed bugs.

After your treatment is complete you will probably be somewhat on guard for a month or two. The magnifier can confirm whether you have found a bed bug straggler or a tick or a baby cockroach, or lint, or a flaxseed.

Indispensable! Peace of Mind!

This lighted magnifier makes it possible for you to see if that speck on the floor or sheet is a bed bug or not. Very handy and can bring peace of mind during and at the end of your infestation.