Bed bugs are some of the biggest and most terrifying offenders in the pest world. Having a bed bug infest your personal space is not only disgusting but incredibly uncomfortable as well. If you have bed bugs in your home, there is a good chance that you will know immediately, but They can be small and difficult to spot.
Here are a few ways that you can tell if you have bed bugs.
Catching them in Action
Though bed bugs can be incredibly small, you may be able to see them in specific areas of your bed. You can actually see bed bugs with the unaided or naked eye. The top places to look for them include your:
- Bedside tables.
- The headboard of your bed.
- Junctions between the ceiling and wall.
- Loose paneling or wallpaper.
- Any crease or crevice near where you sleep.
The creases and crevices include the seams of your mattress, the baseboards and any personal belongings near your bed. Keep your eyes open though, because full-grown bed bugs are only about the size of an apple seed. They have a reddish-brown color to them and they are totally wingless, so you know what to look for.
How to Spot Evidence of Bed Bugs
Bed bugs can hide from you, but they don’t clean up evidence that shows they’ve been there. Bed bugs shed, so if you have them you may notice that shed bed bug exoskeletons in your sheets or bed. You will also notice that they live behind feces in your mattress and bedding. Since bed bugs feed off of blood, you may also notice bloodstains in your sheets and pajamas.
Other Signs of Bed Bugs
One of the more obvious signs of bed bugs is that you will have bites from them. Bed bugs will bite you and leave red welts on your skin. These welts will appear in the places they bite you, and will burn or itch. They will typically bite us in localized areas, and leave straight lines of multiple bites in a row.
If you think you may have a bed bug infestation, this is a serious pest problem that needs to be fixed right away. Contact our pest control experts at Premium Termite and Pest Control to give us a call.