Recognizing Signs of Bed Bugs
The first step into recognizing you have a bed bug infestation, you should know that they mostly enter your home on people’s clothes or baggage. Being nocturnal pests, it’s sometimes very hard to trace them as they can survive unnoticed for weeks or months. If you wake up with small bites on your body, you should know that you most certainly have a bed bug problem on your hands and should contact a pest control service to take care of it.
One of the best ways to identify a bed bug infestation is to find a live bug, but since this is sometimes really hard, you can look out for other signs as well including:
- Seeing any dark red bloodstains on your clothes or pajamas, you’re dealing with a bed bug infestation
- Finding bed bug skins after their molting
- Seeing dark brown stain on your bed and sheets which are actually dried bed bug feces
- Sensing an unusual smell, like a musty yet unpleasant odor. This attracts other bed bugs so you should really pay attention to it
If you notice any of the signs, you will need professional bed bugs treatment to get rid of them for good.