Bed bugs leave blood stains and poop stains on surfaces from time to time, especially when they just finish feeding. We shall comprehensively discuss how to remove bed bug blood stains from carpets as well as their poop stains.
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You find bed bug blood stains on carpets and on many other things at home. They don’t leave blood stains only. They also leave fecal spots or what some call poop – these are made of digested foods.
If you have found mystery blood stains on your carpets, this could be a sign that you have bed bugs in your house; this is usually the most common sign of bed bug infestations in a house.
Do Bed Bugs Live Inside Carpets?
Bed bugs can live inside carpets; although, what most people do know about bed bugs is that they live in mattresses, beds, beddings, furniture and more. But the truth is – bed bugs also live inside carpets.
Bed bugs are capable of moving from one place to another – they move around for two reasons – hosts to feed on and safe place to live.
Their resting place is usually where they all gather and in some cases, they stay and live under carpets. Here are some of the places you can find bed bugs on carpets:
- In the deep corners of the carpet
- In the corners adjoining carpets and walls
- Cracks between the carpets and furniture legs
- Underneath the sides and corners of carpets
Now, let’s go to the area you’ve been waiting for. You can remove blood stains caused by bed bugs from carpets using the following ways:
- Dab the blood stains, fecal or poop stains caused by bed bugs on carpets using a clean sponge and cold water. (NOTE: You should not do this with hot water).
- Having done the first step, spray or wet the stained areas on the carpet with laundry detergent mixtures (cold water plus laundry detergent).
- Allow this to sink deep into the carpet for about 20 – 30 minutes.
- After then, gently dab the laundry detergent mixtures, and clean the treated surface with a clean wet rag.
- Hydrogen peroxide can also be applied to the surface. However, you should test a smaller part to know if it can damage your carpet or not.
Final Thoughts on How to Remove Bed Bug Blood Stains in Carpets
You can know if your home is infested with bed bugs when you start noticing unexplained blood spots on carpets, beddings, sheets, walls, furniture and more. Cleaning this could be an headache.
However, this should not cause any form of stress any longer as what we have discussed so far will help you to conveniently remove bed bug blood stains from carpets.