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“Is it bed bug poo?” Introducing Bed Bug Blue

February 29, 2012

“Is it bed bug poo?” Good news: it is now going to get a bit easier to answer that question. A new product from David James (inventor of the Packtite, Packtite Closet, and the Bed Bug Beacon) is being launched this week, to be manufactured by Cold Pine LLC and distributed by Packtite. Bed Bug Blue (TM) is designed […]

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Photos of 1st, 2nd, 3rd instar bed bug nymphs along with waste and exuviae

August 14, 2011

American Museum of Natural History Entomologist Lou Sorkin has shared the following photos with us, to better illustrate the relative sizes of bed bugs, waste and exuviae (cast skins). The descriptions below come from Lou himself. Image 1- Now 2nd and 3rd instar bed bug nymphs Front face of 1/4 inch square graph paper (not […]

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Photo of newly mated male and female bed bugs

December 14, 2009

Lou Sorkin (of the American Museum of Natural History) has generously shared the following new image with us. He describes it as, . . . 2 bugs in a small box, 1/4 inch graph paper. Male & female just fed and mated 48 hours prior to picture. Sometimes both are together, sometimes apart. Here (in […]

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Hotel headboard and mattress photos: bed bug evidence

January 8, 2009

If you’re looking for signs of bed bugs, one of the most common signs you might see is their feces. Here are some photos showing bed bug fecal stains on a headboard and mattress in a hotel room: Photo credit for all three photos goes to David James of Packtite. Thanks, David, for sharing them! […]

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Forget black mattress stains, bed bugs, shells, and eggs: NMPA press release tells consumers to look for “blood spots”

October 28, 2007

We Bedbuggers know that bed bugs can be very difficult to find, even for trained Pest Control Operators. Time and again, people with bites are told they do not have any “evidence.” Since other conditions and pests can cause similar symptoms, it is of course important that other “signs” are present–but too often, actual bed […]

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