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What do bed bug droppings look like?

What do bed bug droppings look like?

Bed bugs have had a resurgence in recent years and combatting them has become a strenuous effort.  For years bed bug exterminators relied heavily on chemical based bed bug eradication, but that only added to the problem because it allowed bed bugs to build up a resistance or immunity to most chemical treatments.  Our San Diego bed bug extermination company applies a heat based bed bug eradication method that is guaranteed to work on the first application.  Although bed bugs have build up a resistance to pesticides, there’s no such thing as a heat resistant bed bug.

If you fear that you’re bed has been taken over by a bed bug infestation, there are a few steps you can take to verify a bed bug problem exists and just how bad the infestation may be.  First inspect your mattress, bed frame, and adjacent furniture like night stands, etc, for any bed bug skins that may have been shed during their molting process.  These skins look just like a bed bug, but obviously skins have a transparent appearance to them.   Also, look for any blood stains from gorged bed bugs or bugs that have been crushed during their feeding.

What do bed bug droppings look like?

One of the most common signs of a bed bug infestation are the dropping they leave behind that are rust colored because their poop is your digested blood.  These tiny red or rust colored dots can be found in small clusters on your bedding or mattress.  When checking your mattress, make sure you look for bed bug droppings in the corners of your mattress as well as the creases of your mattress.  Make sure you also inspect your box spring, because bed bugs love a dark place where they can’t be disturbed and will often times stake out a place in the box springs.

If you’ve recently woken up with small bites on your body, have found shed bed bug skins, bed bug droppings, or actual live bed bugs, please contact Bye Bye Bed Bugs today!  Our local San Diego based extermination company will arrange an inspection of your home and provide you with a detailed eradication process we can provide.  It doesn’t matter where in San Diego County you live, either!  Over the past decade, our bed bug extermination company has serviced homes, condos, apartments, and hotels in Carlsbad, Oceanside, Encinitas, Cardiff, Solana Beach, Del Mar, La Jolla, Clairemont, Mission Valley, Ocean Beach, Pacific Beach, Mission Beach, Escondido, San Marcos, Vista, Rancho Bernardo, and elsewhere in the greater San Diego area.

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Avoid bringing home bed bugs when you travel

You might be thinking to yourself, “how can I possibly have bed bugs if I clean my bedroom and bedding on a regular basis? And how do I avoid bringing home beg bugs when I travel, go see a movie, ride in a taxi or uber car, take a flight, or use public transportation?”

The truth is, bed bugs just don’t appear out of thin air, instead, they’re commonly transported into your home by you and your personal belongings, like backpacks, purses, or suitcases. Bed bugs live in close proximity to their meals, therefore, they can be found not only in beds or bedding, but can also be found in hotel rooms, taxis, movie theaters, or public transportation.

Basically, bed bugs can be found anywhere humans spend extended amounts of time in, so when you travel outside your home, you should always be careful and on the lookout for any evidence of bed bugs. When staying at a hotel, you should always check the hotel reviews on websites like Yelp, Travelocity,, etc. If a particular hotel has a history of bed bug infestations, prior visitors will often leave comments about their bed bug experience. Once you’ve checked into your room, make sure to check the mattress, box spring, headboard, bed frame and sheets for any of the common signs of a bed bug presence. These signs consist of rust colored staining on the mattresses or sheets, shed skins, or actual bed bugs. We also recommend that you never store your clothing in the dressers, but instead store them high off the ground to avoid any bed bug hitchhikers.

Obviously there is no guarantee that you won’t bring home bed bugs, but if you follow our advice, it will decrease your chances of bringing home a bed bug infestation.  If you do end up bringing home some of these nasty blood sucking critters, don’t hesitate to contact San Diego County’s leading bed bug exterminator, Bye Bye Bed Bugs, so one of our technicians can assess your home and set up a custom extermination package.