Below is an image we captured of a mattress that has a bed bug infestation. Several blue arrows point out bed bugs while one points out a bed bug exoskeleton. Also, bed bug fecal matter is visible on the mattress.
In the next image two below, we have enlarged one of the bed bugs that are pointed out by the blue arrows. This bug was discovered out in the open and was scrambling to get under cover. As we have said, they are nocturnal and can not stand the light of day. The enlargement is of the area just above the time text in image one above.
Next, image three, is another enlargement of an area on image one above. The enlargement is the of the area containing the upper most arrow in image one above. Hopefully, you can make out a Bed Bug exoskeleton that is pointed to by the blue arrow. Along with the exoskeleton, you can see Bed Bug fecal mater as well as many smaller bugs hiding in the mattress seam.
Image four seen below, is the final two arrows show in image one above. Two bed bugs are pointed to by the blue arrows hiding in the mattress seam. Additionally, hopefully you can make out many other smaller bugs as well as fecal matter.
Hopefully what these images will help to empower you to recognize bed bugs when you see them. Remember that most of the bed bugs found in the home can be found in the bedding and this is the first area that should be inspected. Also, remember that covering your bedding with encasements, will kill all these bed bugs when the encasements are left on for a year or more!