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Signs of a bedbug infestation

 

Once bed bugs get into your home, the best way to detect them is not through their bites (which are often misidentified as they can look like mosquito, flea, or spider bites, even hives).

Instead, look for physical signs of bed bugs around the mattress, box springs, bed frame, and areas around the bed. Here’s what to look for:

  • Dark spots on or around bedding (about the size of this period: . )¬†which are bed bug excrement and may bleed on the fabric when dampened.
  • Eggs and eggshells, which are tiny (about 1 mm) and white.
  • Skins that nymphs shed as they grow larger.
  • Live bed bugs.
  • Rusty red stains on bed sheets or mattresses caused by crushed bed bugs.