Please note that there are many reasons why blood spots may display on bedding - however, if combined with other major signs of bed bugs then it is a clear indication of an infestation. The sting of a bed bug, in most cases is usually painless; which is why it does take a while before you notice any of the other more visual symptoms.
Important Note About Bed Bug Bites: While they are usually the first thing people notice, bed bug bite symptoms are similar to many other insect bites and allergic reactions. You simply can't determine whether or not bed bugs are to blame without inspecting and detecting other symptoms and signs of bed bug infestation.
As gross as it sounds, it's one of the telltale signs of bed bugs. This waste consists of different things such as blood, fecal matter, skin shed, eggs and other dead bugs. This type of waste will show up as dark spots on the mattress, especially in the crevices or on the box springs.
Rusty or reddish stains on bed sheets or mattresses caused by bed bugs being crushed. Dark spots (about this size: •), which are bed bug excrement and may bleed on the fabric like a marker would. Eggs and eggshells, which are tiny (about 1mm) and pale yellow skins that nymphs shed as they grow larger.
I really like the futon so I was planning on taking it with me to my dorm, but now I am not too sure because I dont want to spread the bed bugs and have to deal with them for another year if my futon is infested. On the other hand, I would hate to go on a spree and throw away linens, pillows, and a perfectly good futon for nothing.
As the bed bug develops, it sheds the skin which looks like the bug. Tiny white eggs (like rice) along the edge of the mattress and seems are a good indication of an infestation. Tiny Black Dots: One if the best signs you may have bed bugs!