What does bed bug excrement, droppings or poop look like?

Bed bug excrement-poop-droppings-feces. What does bed bug excrement look like? Lots of images for you to view.

Most prevalent sign that you have bed bugs is actually bed bug poop…

Most people when they think of bed bugs think of bed bug bites. Since bed bug bites do not even show up on at least half of Oklahomans or really just people on Earth, its not the most prevalent way to tell if a bed bug infestation is present in your home. Especially during spring and summer months when other biting insects are happening a lot. Bites should never be used to determine if you have a bed bug infestation. The actual most prevalent way to tell if you have bed bugs is bed bug excrement or poop. Bed bug droppings are something that all bed bugs must leave behind. Their excrement is literally only your blood that has been digested then pooped out of the bed bugs hind end. Bed bug excrement is black or brown in color. It can be any shape but normally is a dot when not combined into several droppings. Normally bed bugs will leave their poop in the same place that they are hiding in, but you can have what seems to amount to accidents by bed bugs that couldn't wait till they returned from feeding off of your blood to deficate. All bed bugs will try to feed from your blood until they are completely full. Their bodies literally elongate to 2x times their normal length. All that blood that was sucked up into their bodies can cause them to deficate on their way back to their hiding place. A bed bug that is full of blood and is 3-5 times its size because it's zoomed in is pictured below.

Bed bug.
Bed bug elongated to twice its size after feeding. They often accidentally poop on their way back to their hiding place because they are so full.
A bed bug that left behind excrement droppings​ while crawling about. This is normal bed bug behavior.
A bed bug that left behind excrement droppings while crawling about. This is normal bed bug behavior.

What do bed bug droppings and their hiding places look like?…

Most bed bugs will stay or use the same place they were born in to hide and use as a nest or home base. Since bed bugs poop, lay eggs, shed skins and hide all in the same place, it can become a black stain that somewhat resembles black mold or cigarette ashes left behind. Use the picture below as an identifying agent of what bed bug excrement actually looks like!

Window frame where bed bugs left excrement or poop behind. Black dots are the bed bug excrement,
Window frame where bed bugs left excrement or poop behind. Black dots are the bed bug excrement, "poop". Shed skins are also present.

Bed bug nests can get pretty gross…

Hiding places can become crusty with all of the build up of bed bug excrement, eggs, shed skins, baby's, teenagers and adult bed bugs. If you start out with just one female bed bug, since they can lay eggs for the 6-8 weeks after just mating one time, you can have over a lot of bed bugs born, grown to adult with about half of them becoming adult females within 2-3 months. That's alot of other females laying eggs in the same amount. This means you can literally build up thousands of tiny little blood sucking vampires in a very short amount of time. This fact is one of the biggest reasons it's near impossible for anyone that is not experienced with bed bugs to get rid of their bed bug problem.

Bed bug nest with all life cycles present and of course excrement. Bed bugs prefer to be in corners or up against something.
Bed bug nest with all life cycles present and of course excrement. Bed bugs prefer to be in corners or up against something.

More pictures of bed bug excrement and activity…

Bed bug excrement or poop on a bed bug mattress encasement.
Bed bug excrement or poop on a bed bug mattress encasement.
Heavy bed bug infestation. Notice the build up of bed bug poop, shed skins, eggs and the bed bugs themselves ontop of each other.
Heavy bed bug infestation. Notice the build up of bed bug poop, shed skins, eggs and the bed bugs themselves ontop of each other.

Closeup and backed off view of a bed bugs hiding place (same 2 images)…

Bed bug, bed bug excrement.
bed bug, bed bug excrement.

What if you find bed bugs or signs like bed bug droppings…

This article related to bed bug excrement, bed bug poop or bed bug droppings is meant to help you diagnose if you have a bed bug infestation. If you do discover after reading this article that you do have a bed bug problem do not attempt to get rid of the bed bugs yourself by doing your own bed bug treatment. Doing a DIY bed bug treatment almost always results in spreading issues. When bed bugs spread out because of human interference they do not discriminate what they will be going to or on. Spreading bed bugs to your belongings instead of mostly just your bed and furniture will cause you to most likely infest places outside of your home and definitely makes it much harder and longer for a professional to actually rid you of your bed bug infestation. Call a professional like us, Dead Bug Walkin LLC that consistently deals with bed bug treatments on a regular basis. Bed bugs are the only pest that we exterminate currently so you can bet that we have more than enough experience. Someone like Dead Bug Walkin LLC is who you should be looking for to ease your mind and streamline the removal of bed bugs in your property.

Bed bug feces or excrement and new bed bugs after a bed bug treatment

If you've had a bed bug heat treatment completed now where would you find any newcomers. Bed bugs prefer harborage that has had previous bed bug activity. It is normal for an introduced bug to find its way to the site of an old infestation. When we find a live bed bug sitting in what used to be heavy activity (post treatment), people can easily assume that it has always been there — even when that is not the case because it was brought in afterwards. This means do not always assume that the seeing a couple of live bed bugs after a treatment means that the treatment failed. Dead Bug Walkin LLC always inspects directly post bed bug treatment to make sure there's no live activity left. Post inspections allow us to make sure we've completely killed every bed bug and egg. So if any bed bug activity is found after a bed bug heat treatment we already know where it came from, a source outside of the home or business. Is this a perfect process? No not always but most of the time it's adequate. Regardless of when the bug is found we'll still come back! That's what your warranty is for!

Kill your bed bugs in just 1 day…

Heat remediation. We specialize in bed bug removal that is completed in just one day, normally 6-8 total to complete. We use whole home heat remediation to kill every bed bug and their eggs in just one heat treatment, then a chemical and biological insecticide is laid down to protect your home if you bring anymore bed bugs back inside. Our bed bug removal process is full proof! As long as you can follow directions we can rid you of your bed bug infestation just like we have for thousands of other families. Give us a call or shoot us a text message at the phone number below.

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