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Can I have bedbugs without seeing them?

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Dr. Heidi Fowler
Psychiatry
1 doctor agrees

In brief: Bed bugs

Bedbugs signs: 1.
Blood smears on bedding (turn black over time). 2. Amber colored “shells” = shedded exoskeletons. 3. Bug feces on sheets (brown- black dots). 4. W heavy infestation, bug's secretions leave “musty sweet”odor. Don't expect to “see” eggs. They're nocturnal ; in small crevices, translucent ; 1/16th inch long. Adults are 1/4th inch long ; flat.

In brief: Bed bugs

Bedbugs signs: 1.
Blood smears on bedding (turn black over time). 2. Amber colored “shells” = shedded exoskeletons. 3. Bug feces on sheets (brown- black dots). 4. W heavy infestation, bug's secretions leave “musty sweet”odor. Don't expect to “see” eggs. They're nocturnal ; in small crevices, translucent ; 1/16th inch long. Adults are 1/4th inch long ; flat.
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Dr. Heidi Fowler
During the day bed bugs may hide in mattresses, box springs, bed frames, couches, chairs, nightstands, curtains, frames, alarm clocks, clothing & luggage. They can also be found in structures such as baseboards, door / window frames & smoke detectors. Check electrical switches, outlets and the voids between walls. Also look under any peeling paint, wallpaper & the edges of carpeting.
Dr. Coyle Connolly
Dermatology
1 doctor agrees

In brief: Bed bugs

Bed bugs are possible to visualize with good lighting where they reside in bed linen for example.

In brief: Bed bugs

Bed bugs are possible to visualize with good lighting where they reside in bed linen for example.
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Dr. Gurmukh Singh
Pathology

In brief: Yes

Bedbugs usually come out in the dark.

In brief: Yes

Bedbugs usually come out in the dark.
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