Signs That You Have Bed Bugs

Bed bugs are mainly nocturnal, which makes it difficult to spot them during the day. Ideally, finding a bed bug would be the best thing for identification purposes, but there are other signs to look for as well.

Fecal Matter

Fecal matter is typically found in the folds/seams of the mattress and it looks like tiny black spots. These spots can also be seen on the box spring, bed frame, etc. Usually in extreme cases, these spots can also be seen on the walls, baseboards, and wall outlets.

 

Bed Bug Eggs

The eggs are typically clear and half the size of a grain of rice or smaller. They are usually in clusters and can be commonly seen on the mattress, bed frame, and box spring.

 

Shell Casings {shedding}

Bed bugs also molt or shed their skin similar to a snake as they grow. These shell casings typically have a light brownish tint.

 

Blood spots

Most people dealing with bed bugs will notice blood spots on the sheets/bedding. It is common for someone to bleed a little after the bug feeds which in turn will cause a stain on the bedding. Bed bugs can also be accidentally smashed during sleep with any movement {rolling over in sleep, etc.} which can also cause blood spots.

 

Bites

Most people who deal with bed bugs will have some type of bite or reaction that will show on their skin. Although having a reaction is common, some people have no reaction at all to the bites.

 

You May Have Bed Bugs

If you have experienced any of these signs, but are not certain if you have bed bugs, please send a photo or photos via our Contact Us Form and one of our experts will contact you to discuss your findings.

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