Bedbugs (or bed bugs) are small, oval, brownish insects that live on the blood of animals or humans. They often enter your home undetected in luggage, clothing, and used beds or couches. Bedbugs
It can be difficult to identify bed bug bites because the red itchy bumps caused by bed bug bites look like flea bites or mosquito bites. Bed bugs usually come out at night and feed on the blood of humans. The tiny nasty pests can leave a cluster of bite marks on your face, arms, stomach, and legs
If you can't find any bed bugs but you think you have an infestation, check for bite marks around your feet or ankles. Look for yellow egg shells and clear case skins near your mattress edges, and try to spot blood spots or dark fecal matter on your sheets or headboard.
Look for red stains from crushed bed bugs. Since bed bugs feed on blood, they can leave behind red or rusty stains if they get smashed. The color may be bright red if the bed bug was recently crushed or the stain may be dark if the bed bug was smashed a while ago.
"That does not necessarily sound like a bed bug," I said. "E-mail me a picture." Bed bugs are a major problem, but they are still not a conclusion to be jumped to without hard evidence. "People think they have bed bugs the way you get a bad headache and think it's a brain tumor," I told my cousin.
Bed bugs are wingless, oval-shaped insects. Their bodies are small and flat and can be very hard to detect in your home. The bites usually look red and swollen with a dark red center, or there may