Signs that your home is infested with bed bugs can be rather hard to determine. Bed bugs are nocturnal which sometimes makes their presence a mystery. Bed bugs like to hide in tight cramped places to avoid detection during the day. For those who are not sure if they have bud bugs, A Five Star Termite & Pest Control will share the common signs of this pest and how you can visually inspect your home for bed bug activity.
Signs You Have Bed Bugs
Bed bugs will leave behind some signs of their presence. One is to have frequent bug bites every morning. If you keep getting more and more bug bites each morning and you know they weren’t there when you went to bed, you have a good indication that you have bed bugs. In some cases, evidence of the bite may not appear right away. Another sign is seeing either red or brown spots on your bed sheets or furniture. The only time you will see red spots is if a bed bug was crushed after feeding. Typically, you will find brown spots which is actually bed bug feces or in other words, digested blood. The final sure sign of bed bugs is seeing them either when they’re active or when they are hiding. Therefore, you may need to perform visual inspections in order to know if bed bugs are actually present.
Visual Inspections for Bed Bugs
For those who don’t know what a bed bug looks like, they are very tiny almost apple-seed size and shaped insects. Adult bed bugs are brown while nymphs are a light creamy color. It also helps to go online and look for pictures of bed bugs to have a better idea of what you’re looking for when you conduct your search. You may want to equip yourself with a flashlight and a magnifying glass if you have one. Start your inspection around your bed. However, bed bugs don’t just feed around beds. Other common areas to look for bed bugs is on the furniture, mainly the sofa and couches as these are places people will sit still for long periods of time. As you inspect your beds and mattresses remove all the bedding so you have a clear view of the mattress. Look around the edges and seams of the mattress. Also flip it over and look on the other side as well. After thoroughly looking over your mattress, remove it from off the bed and begin inspecting the box spring. Be especially thorough when examining the underside of your box spring. You may even need to remove the bottom covering to look inside it if you have the hollow type of box spring. Even if you didn’t find any bed bugs on your mattresses or box spring, this doesn’t mean you don’t have bed bugs. Bed bugs will travel several feet each night to a food source. You will also want to conduct a search of all surrounding furniture and in-between the base boards, windows, and door frames as well. When inspecting your living room, remove all the cushions and inspect them individually. Look in all the tight cracks, and of course, search underneath your couches and sofas as well.
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If you discovered any bed bugs or you’re unable to conduct personal searches for them yourself, contact A Five Star Termite & Pest Control. We conduct thorough inspections and offer successful treatment for bed bugs. Don’t be a bed bug’s next meal. Contact A Five Star Termite & Pest Control today!