Bed bugs aren’t easy to find, and their bites aren’t easy to diagnose. People react differently to the bites. Some are left with bite marks, others with rashes and others have no reactions at all. Bed bug bites can easily be confused with spider bites or rashes, but experienced pest control technicians are trained to find and control infestations. Since bed bugs like to hide, one of the first signs of an infestation is usually the fecal matter. Bed bugs leave behind rusty reddish-black marks and fecal spots on sheets, pillows, mattresses and just about any surface close to where they’re feeding. Bed bugs usually feed about 3 times a night, resulting in multiple bite marks and lots of feces. Bed bug cases will also be found when they shed their exoskeletons as they grow. Eggs are laid every night in mattress folds. The bed bugs themselves hide in box springs, mattresses, outlet covers, rugs and just about any tight spot close to the feeding sites. Populations grow fast and can easily be transferred from one area to the next. If you’ve traveled recently, you’re at risk of carrying bed bugs back into your home. Once they’re in your home, an extensive treatment is needed to get rid of them. If you feel you might have bed bugs, contact On The Fly to schedule an inspection.