Would fleas or bed bugs cause tiny blood spots on sheets?

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Question by Mari:
Would fleas or bed bugs cause tiny blood spots on sheets?

I just recently found tiny blood spots all over my sheets, I also recently found fleas on my dogs, but I am not sure if fleas can cause blood spots on anything, if not that then I am suspecting bed bugs but have never seen any.

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Answer by Miller Time
YOU HAVE BED BUGS!!!!! pull back the seem on the mattress and look for small pencil size dots etc. that’s traces of bed bugs you will have to search room. behind pictures light switches covers etc. to track them down. call in a expert the are virtually impossible to get of them. good luck


An engorged female bedbug (Cimex lectularius) with eggs, discovered in the screw hole of a wooden bed frameBedbugs are elusive and usually nocturnal, which can make them hard to spot. Bedbugs often lodge unnoticed in dark crevices, and eggs can be nestled in fabric seams. Aside from bite symptoms, signs include fecal spots, blood smears on sheets, and moults.

Attractant devices for detection use heat and/or carbon dioxide.[17]

Bed bug detection dogs are trained to pinpoint infestations, with an accuracy of 97.5%, and often in minutes where a pest control practitioner might need an hour.[8][34] In the United States, about 100 dogs are used to find bedbugs as of mid-2009.[35]

Bedbugs or bed bugs are small parasitic insects of the family Cimicidae (most commonly Cimex lectularius).[2] The term usually refers to species that prefer to feed on human blood. All insects in this family live by feeding exclusively on the blood of warm-blooded animals.[3][4] The name ‘bedbug’ is derived from the insect’s preferred habitat of houses and especially beds or other areas where people sleep. Bedbugs, though not strictly nocturnal, are mainly active at night and are capable of feeding unnoticed on their hosts.

A number of health effects may occur due to bed bugs including skin rashes, psychological effects and allergic symptoms. Diagnosis involves both finding bed bugs and the occurrence of compatible symptoms. Treatment is otherwise symptomatic.

Bedbugs have been known by a variety of names including wall louse, mahogany flat, crimson rambler, heavy dragoon, chinche, and redcoat.[5] Largely eradicated as pests in the developed world in the early 1940s, bedbugs have seen a resurgence since about 1995.[6]

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nicky February 16, 2011 at 1:55 pm

theyl be there sunshine and all i will say is get the professionals in the a nightmare to get rid of


♥ †@ÿŁƏƏ♥ February 16, 2011 at 2:23 pm

Sounds more like bed bugs.=(


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