Common Signs of a Bed Bug Infestation
When you purchase our bed bug control plan, we will dispatch a trained technician to your home. The technician will search for signs of a bed bug infestation. For instance, if you have bed bugs, you may notice pale yellow shells left around your bed or mattress. These shells were shed from the bugs. Bed bug excrement looks like small, black dots, and it is generally left around your bed frame, sheets or mattress. When bed bugs are crushed, they leave behind reddish brown stains. These stains are generally most visible on your bed or sheets. A room infested with bed bugs will often have a musty, sweet smell.
You might have also noticed bed bugs moving around your bed or bedroom. These pests are reddish brown in color. They are visible with the naked eye, but they are tiny, about the size of an apple seed. Bed bugs also have flat bodies that enable them to squeeze into tiny cracks, even cracks as small as the head of a screw.
Beg bugs can travel through electric sockets and also through cracks in walls. Therefore, if you live in an apartment complex, the bugs can spread from one apartment to another. If you live in an apartment and notice a bed bug infestation, notify your landlord right away. They need to call an exterminator as soon as possible to help prevent the infestation from spreading.
Bed bugs often come out at nighttime to feed on human blood. They will even sometimes attack animals like dogs or cats. If you have bed bugs, you may wake to find the evidence on your skin. Bed bug bites often leave red, itchy welts on the skin.
Some people falsely believe that bed bugs are a sign of uncleanliness in a home. However, even the cleanest of homes can become infested with bed bugs. While homes and hotels are common sites where bed bugs live, these pests can survive in any place where humans live or spend time. Laundries can become infested with bed bugs, and so can trains, department stores, schools and college dorms.