- Dark Spots – When you are cleaning or changing your bedding, look for spots the size of a “penciled dot”. These dots are actually excrement from the bug, so they may be hard to notice in the beginning. And sometimes we may notice a small speck on the bedding and think nothing of it. In reality, it could be the start of a large bed bug infestation. Also if you have dark color bedding, examine the fabric a little more because it can be easily overlooked.
- Skin – That’s right. The nymph bugs shed their skin as they grow larger and the skin is left behind. This is another issue that can be overlooked. You may view it as a small piece of trash of some sort and throw it away, not realizing that you are infested with bed bugs and they are expanding!
- Eggs and Eggshells – Eggs and the shell of the eggs are very tiny. They are about 1mm in size. And to make matters worse, they are white. This makes it difficult to spot them at times. Also, you may spot them and once again think that it is trash.
- Rust-Colored Stains – Unlike the excrements, the rust-colored stains are easier to notice, because they come from actual bed bugs being crushed. It is labeled a rust color, so you don’t assume it is such. In actuality, it can be the beginning of more bed bugs to come.
- Living Bed Bugs – This is the most obvious of them all. Actually spotting a bed bug is the easy way to detect that you have a bed bug problem. Just so you don’t assume it is an ordinary bug, most adult bed bugs are light to reddish brown, with a flattened, oval shape with front wings, but no hind wings.
Now that you know what to look for, don’t let the bed bugs bite!