How Can We Tell If Our Home Has Been Infested By Bed
If you think that there is a bed bug infestation in your
house but, you're not 100% sure about it, then you can try
looking for some basic signs or traces of these pests.
Knowing where to look for and what to look for, as a part of
bedbugs signs, is vital because it will enable you to tackle
the infestation quickly. Bed bugs are small nocturnal
creatures that invade your house, bite you all over and do
not allow you to sleep soundly. They are deep brownish-red
in color and have a flat tiny body, which allows them to
hide between bedding, mattresses and other surfaces easily.
This implies that they can hide anywhere inside your house
thus, making it hard for you to find them. However, here is some tips that can help in indicating if your house is
infested by bed bugs. Once, you are sure about the
infestation, you should hire a pest control company. They
will look for the bug's breeding grounds and perform their
extermination job meticulously.
Tips to Tell If Your Home Is Infested With Bed Bugs:
Itching is the initial sign. Bed bug rash starts with an
itching sensation. The rash can be sensed few hours after
the bite. It emerges as a, small, red and round bump and the
rash spreads all around the affected region. If you see many
bites marks then it would signify that you were bitten by
several bed bugs.
Bed bugs release an obnoxious, sweet-smelling, musty odor.
You can find this odor under the mattresses, headboard,
furniture or near any cracks or crevices in the house.
Search For Traces:
Though these creatures are tiny they can produce a lot of
wastes that can be seen quite easily. The wastes comprise of
tiny dark spots found on the bed sheet, mattress, pillow
covers or linens. You can also find traces of blood on the
bed sheet, if the bugs are accidentally crushed by you when
you twist or turn, in your sleep. You can also determine
their existence by spotting the skins that are shed by the
Search Their Lairs:
If your house is infested by bugs, then they would be hiding
somewhere in the house. Their common hiding places are
crevices in the bed, mattress, folds in the linens,
curtains, carpets, furniture and many more. So you can use a
flashlight to check these places and find out if they
actually live in your house.
One foolproof way to establish if the bugs are present is by
using a carpet tape. This tape is double sided and is
generally used to keep rugs or carpets in place. You can lay
down the tape in strips near their hiding places for a few
days and check to see whether they get stuck to it.
After you confirm the existence of bedbugs in your house by
using the above mentioned methods; the best thing for you
would be to contact a reliable pest control company. Always
choose a pest control company that is capable of
doing all types of tests to confirm the infestation and
assess its severity. With all kinds of chemicals, tools,
methods and knowledge, their skilled staffs will be able to
treat your pest problems in the fastest, safest and most
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