Bed Bug Droppings

Identifying Bed Bug Droppings

One of the best ways to identify a pest infestation is by looking for droppings (poop). Bed bugs are no exception, and finding feces (in this case, blood spotting or staining) on a mattress is a good indication that they’ve invaded the home.

Fecal spotting is usually found along the seams of a mattress, on box spring frames, and even 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 with Bed Bug Excrement

Bed bugs are not currently known to spread disease, but their bites can lead to irritated skin and concerned homeowners. The pests are often associated with clutter, and finding bed bug droppings all over a packed bedroom certainly doesn’t do anything to dispel that connection.

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.