The Best Bed Bug Poop Pictures

Bed bugs have become very common in the United States, even more than mosquitoes. They have managed to penetrate the homes of the cities as they hide well during the day and emerge quickly at night to feed. After bedbugs feed, they leave traces of droppings where they walk. For this reason, today we want to share with you the best bed bug poop pictures.

Bed bug Poop Pictures

The droppings are rounded in shape and are rusty dark brown in color, almost black due to digested blood. The spots produced by the feces can have an average of 1 mm or even more.

The first image corresponds to the edge of a mattress. You can see the small black drops. Bedbugs can also be seen at different stages of development.

Bed Bug Poop Picture

Mistaking bed bug feces for dirt is easy. But if you know what you are looking for, you will soon be able to know if you have a bed bug infestation just because of the excrement they leave behind.

In the second taken from the bottom of another mattress, you can see the dark droplets of bed bug excrement. Some eggs and exoskeletons are also observed.

bed bugs poop

The spots look like dots made with the tip of a black marker. Finding bed bug stains indicates that bed bugs are most likely in your home. So you should do a thorough inspection of your bed, your furniture, clothes, ceiling, and hidden places in your house in search of bedbugs.

In the following image, you can see bed bug feces stains on a pillow. A cluster of bed bugs is observed next to the site where there are more drops.

bed bugs little black dots on pillow

Bed bugs hide very well and are difficult to control. The presence of black dots on any surface is one of the most frequent signs of bed bugs along with bites on the skin.

The next image shows the bottom of a mattress and the frame of a bed. Many spots can be seen from bed bug droppings due to severe infestation.

black dots on mattress


Black Dots From Bed Bugs

Bed bugs can feed more than once. In addition, each female can lay 1 to 3 eggs per day and 200 to 500 eggs during her life. They can also survive and remain active in temperatures as low as 7 °C (46 °F), but die when their body temperature reaches 45 °C (113 °F).

Every time you buy something second-hand, whether it’s furniture or clothing, you should check the item carefully for bed bug excrement stains. These types of items can transport bed bugs to your home. If you find any signs of the presence of bedbug droppings, you should not enter the item into your home.

The following image shows the frames and tables of a bed. A large number of bed bug droppings can be seen.

black dots in the bed

Although identifying these spots is a good indication that you may have a bed bug infestation, it is not definitive proof. Seeing a real bed bug is the only way to be safe, and that can be more difficult.

The following image is of the frame of a bed. You can see the little dark dots produced by bed bugs.

bed bugs black dots

Stains caused by bed bug feces are mainly seen on mattresses. This is because it is in bed that we lie down and where bedbugs prefer to attack. Also, you can find stains on sheets and even pillows. Sometimes it is possible to see exoskeletons next to excrement.

If you have wooden furniture, you should check it very well. Look at the edges and cracks, also underneath. These places can be full of bed bug feces. The next image clearly shows the black drops on the wood produced by the bed bugs.

black dots from bed bugs

You can also recognize bedbugs by their smell. In the presence of bed bugs, your shelter can emit a strong odor. In mild cases, the odor is similar to when you had a scab on your knee. However, in more serious cases this smell is quite fetid.

As we saw earlier, the cracks in the walls are ideal places for bedbugs to hide. The following image shows a large crack at the bottom of a wall. You can see the excrement stains distributed along the crack.

bed bug feces on wall

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Bed Bugs Black Dots

These insects also live in other places like the edges of windows and door hinges. In the next image, we can see the black dots of excrement on the hinges of a door.

bed bug dropping picture

It is also very common for bedbugs to form colonies in electrical outlets or plugs. It is an ideal place to maintain their body temperature and lay their eggs.

So far we have shown you 9 excellent images of bedbug poop in different places. But if you are looking for an image showing bed bug feces and eggs, the following image is perfect for you. Clearly show droppings next to white eggs, you can compare the size of the drops.

bed bug feces picture

The sofa and furniture are also a perfect place to hide because it is the place where people rest and they will be an easy target to feed on. In general, clothing can be a focus and a den for bedbugs. You must check very well that it does not have dark spots that indicate the presence of bedbugs. As a general rule, it should be washed with hot water to kill adult bedbugs and eggs.

The next image shows bed bug stains on some papers. You can clearly see the characteristic pattern of the spots.

bed bug dropping picture

Bed Bug Dropping Pictures

These insects also can be found behind wallpaper, inside nail holes, in cracks in walls, floors, or furniture, behind the window or door frames, in baseboards, inside ductwork, or even the shed.

In the following image, we can see black dots of bedbug fecal matter. It is also possible to see bed bugs in different stages of development.

bed bug dropping pictures

To prevent bed bugs, it is advisable to be very careful when traveling. If we sleep in a hotel we must spend five minutes inspecting the room. As soon as you enter, you have to leave your bags in the bathroom. And then proceed to inspect the bed, bedside tables, and headboard looking for droppings, changes, or live specimens. It may seem exaggerated, but prevention will prevent us from experiencing the drama of having bedbugs in our house. 

In the last photo, it is possible to see the stains on the edge of a mattress. Usually, these areas are where these insects make a nest.

bed bug feces on mattress


We hope that these images help you and give clarity about what bed bug poop spots look like. This will help you identify if you have a bed bug infestation, or have another type of pest in your home. If you find signs of bed bugs in your home act quickly to prevent them from forming a nest in your home. If the problem has already advanced and there is already a nest of bedbugs in your house, do not hesitate to call the nearest pest control service. See you soon.

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