Bed bugs often leave blood stains on sheets, pillows, and furniture. These small red spots, often left in trails, are from bed bugs spitting up some of the blood they were drinking, or from them being crushed by people rolling over in their sleep.
Bed bug-related blood smears usually occur near the foot of the bed, where you spread your legs while sleeping. Bed bug-related blood stains usually happen when you inadvertently crush the bugs feeding on you while sleeping. Bed bugs feed continuously for up to an hour, until their bodies are fully engorged with blood.
Bed bug poops create stains on the sheets when they are crushed. And the funny thing is, we unwantedly crush their feces or poops while we are sleeping. This poops on the sheets look like rust or red spots.
For treating bed bug poop stains or blood stains on walls, mix together baking soda and water to make a paste. Apply the paste on the wall stains. Dab with tissue and let air dry. One of the best ways to check for bed bugs is to watch out for bed bug shells and blood spots on sheets. You can also see bed bug stains on walls, headboards and mattresses.
If you are being bitten by bed bugs, you will also see fecal stains. Fecal stains on sheets look like the marks of a felt tip pen and tend to bleed into the fabric. The picture below is a great example of what bed bug fecal stains look like. Note the live bed bugs in the photo and how flat they are.
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