signs of bed bugs

Do you have bed bugs? (video from the University of Florida)

June 27, 2011

This video is from the University of Florida Entomology and Nematology Department does a fairly good job of showing signs of bed bugs. Some complaints: The music is unnecessarily creepy (and since there’s no audio narrative, I would encourage you to mute the audio)! Some of the closeups are disturbing, though they are also educational. […]

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Bed bugs to be discussed on ABC’s Nightline tonight (4/29)

April 29, 2010

ABC’s Nightline will feature a segment on bed bugs tonight (4/29, assuming no other breaking news stories take precedence) according to this press release from ThermaPure (who will be featured in the show). Meanwhile, nothing about this on the Nightline website at this time. Let’s set our DVRs and TiVOs and see what transpires! Update […]

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Rightfully Pissed Off

November 3, 2009

Rightfully Pissed Off Originally uploaded by Social Interloper The sign reads, “No THANKS to Shi**y Apartments City Apartments AKA Prime Apartment Properties I, LLC This Couch HAS BED BUGS.” Another find from San Francisco’s amazing Social Interloper.

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Screw head filled with bed bug eggs (photo)

September 15, 2009

We’re happy to share more of David P. James’s bed bug photos, with his permission. This one is captioned, “Bed bug eggs in a screwhead of a bed’s headboard, this deep harborage is why bedbugs are so difficult to control.” Flickr Photo: Screw head filled with bedbug eggs. All rights Reserved by David P. James

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What do bed bug cast skins look like?

May 5, 2009

The only way to be sure you have bed bugs is with a visual confirmation — that means finding actual bed bugs, bed bug cast skins, bed bug eggs, or bed bug fecal stains, and having these confirmed by someone who is qualified to ID them. It’s helpful to become familiar with what bed bug […]

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Bed bugs and libraries

January 12, 2009

A blogger named dawnwing describes an incident at the library she works at: A lot of the talk yesterday revolved around a bizarre incident from last week – a customer returned several books on tape that were crawling with bed bugs, bed bug skins and bed bug poo. Obviously they all had to be discarded. […]

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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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