Learn how to get rid of bedbugs (or bed bugs), and read about detecting signs of bedbug infestations in hotels, treating bites, signs and symptoms of bedbug bites, and see bedbug pictures.
Like I wrote in the beginning, none of these signs of bed bugs is conclusive on its own. However, put a couple of them together and they point to a high possibility of a bed bug infestation. The best way to prove a bed bug infestation is to catch and trap a bed bug. But sometimes even this can be difficult.
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.
Bedbugs are small, reddish-brown parasitic insects that bite the exposed skin of sleeping humans and animals to feed on their blood. Although bedbugs aren't known to spread disease, they can cause other public health and economic issues.
Signs of Bed Bugs in Other Furniture. These two pictures show multiple signs and symptoms of bed bug infestation on an upholstered chair. Note how the nymphs and eggs are clustered right in the seam area in the photo below. In fact, at first glance the eggs might be mistaken for dust or other fibers.
These careless clues are the best indicator your room is overrun with bed bugs since secondary signs of bed bug infestation are visible both night and day: Cast/shed bed bug skins, exoskeletons or bed bug shells. Fecal spots on your mattress and bedding. Blood stains on your sheets and pajamas.