Extreme Bedbug Infestation on a Sofa

We received a call from an older gentleman who wanted help with some beetles on his sofa. He said they didn’t bite, but when he sat on the sofa, they would come over and “cuddle up”. He keeps his coffee cup on an adjacent table, and it crushes the little beetles, leaving lots of blood stains. He did not realize that he had a bedbug infestation. Notice how thick the fecal matter is, going down the sofa’s edge.  Nate had no trouble collecting specimens.

This is an example of a person who has no reaction to a bed bug bite. According to How Bed Bug Bite Reactions Differ, “the most common response to a bed bug bite appears to be no skin reaction at all”. That appears to be the case here.

Photos by Nate Spring, 1 June 2017.    Click to enlarge.

This is all bedbug fecal matter. The resident did not know these were bedbugs, and did not think they were biting him.
This is all bedbug fecal matter. The resident did not know these were bedbugs, and did not think they were biting him.

 

More detail of the bedbug fecal matter. The resident did not know these were bedbugs, and did not think they were biting him.
More detail of the bedbug fecal matter. The resident did not know these were bedbugs, and did not think they were biting him.
A closer look at the bedbugs.
A closer look at the bedbugs.

 

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