Bed bug infestations are becoming more common. Some people may not take the appropriate action because they believe bed bugs only infect dirty homes. This is not true, however, and the assumption allows these pests to spread further. Bed bugs are solely concerned with getting a supply of human blood to feed on, irrespective of whether the home is clean or dirty.
Signs to Look For
Experts from a bed bug removal company list several telltale signs that will let you know if you have bed bugs in your home:
- Dark spots on the bed sheets, mattress, or walls around the bed (these are bug droppings),
- Small drops of blood on pillows and bed sheets,
- Eggshells or shed skins in areas where bed bugs hide, such as in crevices and cracks in walls, under mattresses and other furniture such as sofas, and
- Musty smell.
Also, if you wake up in the morning with itchy spots, you might have been bitten by bed bugs. Unlike fleabites, bed bug bites occur anywhere on the body, have a clear or dark center, and may& be swollen around the outside. They may also be in a line or a zigzag pattern.
What to Do
Professional exterminators can eliminate bed bugs easily. Using simple and toxin-free heat treatment, they can kill bugs and prevent them from infesting your home again. By blowing air into the room that has been super-heated, the bugs die in minutes no matter what their stage of development is. The treatment also kills eggs to prevent further infestation.
Recognizing the signs of an infestation and calling a pest control firm promptly can help you prevent infestation in your home.