41+ Cast Skin Bed Bug Skin Shed PNG. Does finding bed bug skins mean you have bed bugs? As the bed bug molts into its next life stage, the old skin casings are left behind.
Like many other insects, bed bugs shed their skin. Insects have exoskeletons, which are skeletons on the outer layer of the body which they have to get rid of periodically in order to increase in size. The bed bug skin is commonly found under your carpet or on its edges, in your telephone, your radio, in your books, in the box spring, and around wood framing.
Four pheromone compounds known as aldehydes are consistently found in the shed skins.
Bedbugs may enter your home undetected through luggage, clothing, used beds and couches, and other items. When bedbugs bite, you often see clusters of bites. An estimated one in five americans have personally dealt with a bed bug infestation or knows someone. As the bed bug molts into its next life stage, the old skin casings are left behind.