Bedbug Feces(2 posts)
The PCO I've been talking to wants me to find an actual bedbug before anyone comes to my house. Actually, they're located probably 2 hours away so that's understandable. That's how far I had to look to find one that uses heat treatment, which is what I'm thinking of having if we do find bedbugs.
So I am looking for signs and going a little crazy. Here's my question. He said to look for bedbug feces, and it would look like reddish stains on the bed. I found tiny black specks that look like flea debris, and I described that to him and he didn't think it was from bedbugs. The spots are not stains, they are dry, black flecks, and are not attached to the bed and do not stain the bed. I found some on the sheet, some on the mattress, and some under the mattress. You people on here who are experienced or experts on bedbugs, what do you think? Could it be from bedbugs? (I'm saying it looks like flea debris from previous experience with fleas.) I haven't seen any fleas, and we don't have a pet now, so I'm thinking it is not from fleas. So what is it? Any thoughts?
You can get fleas without having pets. It's less likely, but it can be done.
Bed bug feces come in two forms. There are the stains that look like someone left an uncapped permanent marker on the fabric. Think a black sharpie bleeding onto the sheet.
Type two are, well remember the dots candy? The brightly colored sugary things that are little dots on paper strips? You peel them off and eat them, leaving the paper behind?
Bed bug feces on some surfaces look like that. Right down to the fact that the surface looks matte and a little grainy. However, unlike the candy, they're pure black.
Neither one brushes off easily.
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