Bites on the skin are a poor indicator of a bed bug infestation. Bed bug bites can look like bites from other insects (such as mosquitoes or chiggers), rashes (such as eczema or fungal infections), or even hives. Some people do not react to bed bug bites at all. On this page: Looking for signs of bed bugs.
If you spot any of these signs of bed bugs, the best thing you can do is call in an Ehrlich bed bug control specialist. Our technicians will show up to your home or business to conduct an inspection and survey all of the potential bed bug infestation sites.
Occasionally you may see evidence of a bed bug infestation without actually seeing any bed bugs. Bed bugs leave fecal stains in the areas they inhabit. These stains are actually partially digested blood but remember that it will not be red unless you crush a bed bug that has just recently fed. As the blood is digested it turns black and therefore the bed bug droppings usually consist of several black spots in one area.
However, bed bug bites often become itchy and swollen in most people. However, bite marks are not a sure sign of bed bugs on mattress because they may be mosquito bites or flea bites. You may visit what do bed bug bites look like or Bed Bug Bites Pictures for more information and pictures about bed bug bites. Bed Bugs on Mattress Pictures (Images)
The most noticeable sign of a bed bug problem may be found on your skin. Bed bug bites are typically small and red, and can be itchy. The bite might also become inflamed. However, not all people react to bed bug bites by experiencing a red spot or itchy area.
While none of the above symptoms of bed bugs are proof of a currently active infestation, bed bugs don't go away on their own. So treat them as definite clues to their presence - but don't stop there. You need proof of LIVE bed bugs to confirm your infestation.