Bedbugs | Symptoms

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How do I know if I have bedbugs?

The best time to search for live bedbugs is in the middle of the night when they come out to feed. Other signs that you have bedbugs include the following:

  • Small bloodstains on your sheets
  • Dark flecks of bedbug feces in areas where bedbugs might live
  • A sweet odor that indicates the presence of a large number of bedbugs

How do I know if I have been bitten by a bedbug?

Bedbug bites show up as small, swollen, red bumps that may or may not have a bite mark in the center. These bites are very itchy. It is common to have several bites at a time, often in a straight row on your skin.

Written by familydoctor.org editorial staff

Reviewed/Updated: 04/14
Created: 10/09

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