Are bed bug droppings on wood raised or no? Please read!(4 posts)
I was looking through the inside of my box spring and I found what appear to be bed bug droppings. When i touched it instead of it being soaked into the wood like i thought it would be, it was raised; it was like a bump and if i wanted to I could scrape it off the wood. I always thought that with bed bug droppings it usually soaks into wood right? Do these sound like bed bug bites or no?
They can be raised on hard surfaces, like little black dots of paint would be.
I looked up some tips on bed bug fecal spot ID's, and they said that when you wet your fingers and run them across the fecal spots, that it should smear. I tried it on the black spots that I thought were stains and it did not streak. It kinda makes me think that maybe it isn't bed bug droppings after all.
The wood inside of a box spring is unfinished and fecal traces will most always soak into it. When wood is stained or has some type of finish on it, it can sit on the surface like a raised tiny black dot. The closest thing I can think of would be like a poppy seed. That will smear easily if you rub it.
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