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Bed Bug Identification Checklist

  • Check seams, folds and crevices of mattresses, box spring and pillows
  • Bed frame  
  • Around the headboard
  • Curtains
  • Live bed bugs
  • Bed bug skins
  • Blood stains on your sheets 
  • Blackish fecal spots on mattress
  • Inspect upholstered sofas, recliners, chairs and any furniture with cushions
  • Look in and around the dressers
  • Scan clothes inside dresser 
  • Pull out dresser drawer and look underneath for any signs of bed bugs
  • Have a look at ceiling/wall junctures in cracks and peeling wallpaper
  • Check behind wall mounted pictures frames, mirrors, outlets and switch plates

Also visit Health Canada's infographic on bed bug identification.