Alaska Pest Management
How Do I Know if I Have Bed Bugs?
How many times have you heard "good night, sleep tight, don't let the bed bugs bite "? How am I supposed to sleep tight with the image of bugs biting me while I sleep?
Physical Evidence of Bed Bugs
1. Aggregation is a fancy word for a cluster of spots. In relation to bed bugs, this would be clusters of dark brown or black stains, pictured below. These stains are bed bug feces.
2. Bed Bug Bites are impossible to specifically identify. Some people react to bites differently, making them differ from person to person. But if you start waking up to small red dots, they might be bed bug bites. The problem is, mosquito bites and other insect bites look similar to bed bug bites, and some people don't even react to bites.
3. Casings or molted skins are left behind after a bed bug has a complete meal once per growing stage. There are some examples in the picture below.
Where to Look for Bed Bug Signs
Bed bugs love to nest in tight spaces. They sleep during the day and feed at night, so they need a good hiding spot
mattresses, specifically in the seams of the mattress
If you have more questions that were not directly answered above, we would love to hear from you! Our team can help you get a comprehensive solution for your bed bug issues.