Bed Bug Poop Texture
Bed bug in textured ceiling with droppings (upper right, lower right and lower left) around harborage between popcorn texture. Bed bugs are no longer an unusual pest in apartments. Since approximately 2000, bed bugs have reemerged as an important pest in the United States.
Bed bug fecal matter is usually dark in color and made up of digested blood from their host. Bed bug feces are smooth to the touch unlike roach feces, which is much more granular in feel. The fecal matter is easy to spread and can quickly stain mattresses, drapes, sheets, furniture, sofas and chairs.
Blood spots found on one's sheets, bites and the presence of bed bug feces and cast skins are some of the indications of a bed bug infestation. Bites are commonly found on the parts of the body that are more likely to be exposed to bed bugs during sleep - the hands, neck, face, shoulders, legs
A picture is worth a thousand words and a gallery of bed bug mug shots speaks volumes. Set yourself up to avoid bed bugs by learning to recognize bed bugs in all life stages. Develop the skill to discern the signs and symptoms of a bed bug infestation and to distinguish bed bugs from look-a-like bug
This is bed bug fecal left by the bed bug on the way to or from a blood meal. It smears like charcoal when lightly brushed with the fingertip and retains the dark colour when a damp cotton swab is swiped across their surface. Bed bug poop is most often encountered outside harbourage areas.
While bed bugs may seem like an invisible threat, they do leave behind signs of their presence, mainly in the form of their droppings. Learn more.