Tiny Black Bugs That Look Like Bed Bugs
Bedbugs shed their exoskeletons as they grow, leaving behind a dry, hollow casing, which looks like the bedbug, but without a body inside. They are small, only about 1/16 inch long. Look around your bed, near the mattress seam, or behind the headboard.
Mites do not visually appear the same as bed bugs, however, they are very small and their bites look very similar to that of bed bugs, although they are usually more painful. Mites will burrow under the skin and leave raised bumps where they have bitten. Unfortunately, you may not have a chance to see them in order to identify which is which. 4.
Spider beetles are harmless and don't even look anything like a bed bug, once you put them side by side, as Bedbugger.com did with these photos by Lou Sorkin last month. Carpet beetles are small, round and brown but have discernible wings.
Carpet beetles vary in color depending on type (e.g., varied, black, furniture or common carpet beetles). Sometimes they look like a black and yellow ladybug. They have short antennae and round bodies and might also have irregular brown, orange and white scales or be solid brown or black. Carpet beetles are generally smaller than bed bugs.
If you find tiny black bugs crawling around your home, don't panic. If you and your pets aren't suffering from bites, the pests probably aren't bed bugs or fleas. If they launch themselves into the air, you might have an infestation of springtails.
Having unidentified insects infesting your home can be annoying. It helps to know what kind they are when determining the best way to be rid of them. This is a guide about identifying small black bugs.