How to Identify Bed Bug Droppings

One of the best ways to identify a pest infestation is by looking for droppings. Bed bugs are no exception, and finding feces on a mattress is a good indication that they've invaded the home.

Close-up Picture of Bed Bug on a Chair and Bed Bug Exterminator

Fecal spotting is usually found in the following places:

  • The seams of a mattress

  • Box spring frames

  • On or behind the headboard

  • Along baseboards near the edge of the carpet

At times, bed bug droppings can look similar to those of other pests, including cockroaches. One of the easiest ways to tell the difference is to look for additional evidence such as shed skins, hatched eggs, or the presence of blood.

Problems Associated with Bed Bug Droppings

Bed bugs are not currently known to spread disease, but their bites can lead to irritated skin and concerned homeowners. Additionally, infestations can quickly grow out of control if not handled immediately. Once feces or other signs of bed bugs have been detected, contact the trained professionals at Orkin.

Resources

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Anatomy of a Bed Bug | Identify Bed Bugs

Can Bed Bugs Jump or Fly? | How do Bed Bugs Travel?

When Do Bed Bugs Come Out? | Are Bed Bugs Nocturnal?

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Do Natural Bed Bug Remedies Work? | DIY Bed Bug Treatments

Does Bed Bug Spray Work? | Get Rid of Bed Bugs

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