Posted on | July 17, 2012 | No Comments
One of the first signs of bed bug infestations is the presence of bed bug droppings. Chinches feed only on blood and even other animals have blood too, it is always a wonder why they prefer human blood. Experts speculate that they love human blood because it offers the best nutrition. Another reason could be because humans are more vulnerable because we do not have coats.
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Bed bugs are not the only insects that feed on blood. Think about mosquitoes. However, only female mosquitoes feed on blood so they can lay eggs. The male mosquitoes feed on something else.
Chinches feed on blood exclusively. From the moment they hatch from their eggs from their last moments in the earth, they suck blood from humans. And, it means no exception because male and female bed bugs are both blood suckers. Each stage in their life requires blood and they get plenty of them.
When these insects are full, they must allocate additional space in their digestive system. That is why they leave their droppings of digested blood on surfaces. They can even do it while feeding. When you wake up, you will find the droppings on your bed sheet.
Droppings from these nasty parasites are often described as tarry with a dark red to black color. As the droppings get older, they become darker. Bed bugs drop their wastes during and after feeding so you can most likely see them as smears on the bed linens, furniture and floor coverings. If chinch bugs were not disturbed when they are leaving their droppings on a smooth surface, it can appear as tiny black dots. The droppings dry easily enabling the bugs to leave no smears.
One can usually find bed bug droppings near the areas where they infest. This could be power outlets, baseboards, wall switches, ceiling and wall joints, and furniture. On the other hand, smears will most likely appear on fabrics such as clothing, towels, and carpets.
Read this article to find the best way to get rid of bed bugs fast.