Blood spots found on one's sheets, bites and the presence of bed bug feces and cast skins are some of the indications of a bed bug infestation. Bites are commonly found on the parts of the body that are more likely to be exposed to bed bugs during sleep - the hands, neck, face, shoulders, legs and arms.
Unfortunately, bed bug bites share similar symptoms with several other types of insect bites. And there are a few other insects that look alike. Here are some common bugs mistaken for bed bugs. Bugs Mistaken For Bed Bugs 1. Lice
However, bedbugs are not the only nocturnal feeder on humans. Quite a few other arthropods could be the cause of bite marks, including fleas, mites, spiders, or even bat bugs. Also, many medical conditions cause rashes that look similar to bug bites. If the marks persist but you don't find signs of an infestation, consider a trip to the doctor.
Bed Bugs: Are they present if there are no bites? Majority of homeowners who find out about bed bug infestations do so only after they have seen one bed bug crawling on their mattress. In 90% of such cases, the inhabitants of the household do not suffer any bites. The reason being: only a few people are allergic to the bed bug's saliva.
Pest guy came back and rechecked, no bugs found. He used tools to check cracks between basebords. Nothing found. I continued changing linens every other day, drying pillows and quilts every other day and now added vacuuming the diatomaceous earth and reapplying every week. It's been 4 weeks, no bites and no bugs in glue traps.
You Can Have Bed Bugs And Not Know It—Here's What To Look Out For. Experts say there are a few telling signs. One of the most common symptoms is waking up with bites or finding bites on your body that you can't explain, bed bug expert Jeffrey White, technical director for BedBug Central, tells SELF.