Bedbugs Return to Main Articles Page What Bedbugs Are And How To Find Them Bedbugs are a small bloodsucking insect that lives in bedding. That is how the Bedbug got its name. Bedbugs were eradicated in 1940 but recently have begun to return. There are reports of widespread Bedbug infestations all over the world.
Does One Bed Bug Mean an Infestation? When you see a housefly buzzing around your curtains, it doesn't mean you have a fly infestation. When you see a spider making a web in the corner of your ceiling, it doesn't mean you have a spider infestation.
Can You See Dead Bed Bugs? Since living bed bug adults as nymphs and eggs are visible with the naked eye, it is reasonable to assume that dead bugs are also visible. It is possibly a bit harder to see them than live ones, but still visible if one looks carefully.
If the treatment was successful, then the finding of dead bed bugs should lead to an outbreak of smiles. If live bugs are seen after treatment, there's no need for much concern. Some products kill the pests quickly, some may take hours, and others yet days or more.
If you think you have found a bed bug, try to catch it on a piece of tape or put it in a plastic bag, you can then have this bug identified by a pest management professional (exterminator) in your area.
Bed bug feces ("poop") leave dark stains that look like a felt tip marker stain. The stain will often "bleed" into the fabric and look as if you went to bed with an open sharpie pen. When you inspect for bed bugs, you may find stains like these on your pillow case or sheets or on the mattress itself.