Bed Bug Signs

It is sometimes unimaginable how something as little as a bed bug causes such ruckus and infestation. You can literally see how your whole body gets red with the bed bugs’ nasty little but extremely itchy bites. Other than these skin rashes, there are other health risks associated with these pesky insects like psychological effects and allergic symptoms and the only thing you can do is to totally eradicate the infestation. This should be simple unless you don’t know how to spot the bed bug signs. So how should one spot those bed bug signs?

The first among the bed bug signs of infestation are their bites. Since these bed bugs are nocturnal, the bites are usually occurring during nighttime and you can spot them once you’ve risen from sleep. There are rare times when the victim is asymptomatic which means there are no visible signs from the bites but if there are any symptoms, you can see that these bites will cause a likely rash that is red, welt, raised and extremely itchy.

Bed Bug Signs

The first among the bed bug signs of infestation are their bites. Since these bed bugs are nocturnal, the bites are usually occurring during nighttime and you can spot them once you’ve risen from sleep.

 

Other than the bites, there are also other identifiers which can help you spot those bed bugs. Here are some of the bed bug signs you should watch out for:

1.    Look for some visual confirmations like the stains that they leave behind. These stains can either be caused by their feces or the by the blood that they fed on. You can most likely see these signs in bed covers and pillow sheets. It is also important to note that the color of their excrement is rust-like which are very hard to remove even during laundry.

2.     Other visual identifiers are the dried-up shedding of their skins. They would look like dried-out shells. These skin sheddings can also contain bed bug eggs which look like translucent grain of rice and it can also contain dried-up larvae. You can spot these trails to wherever these bugs walked or travelled on.

3.    Other than visual confirmations, you can also use your nose in detecting these insects. There is a slight smell of rotten almonds or coriander if there is an infestation.

4.    If you want to hunt them down, the most likely places where they can hide is the bed. Check the mattress especially the seams and creases. You can also check the headboard since this is the most undisturbed place of the bed. If there are dark stains left by fecal matter, surely you have a bed bug infestation.

5.    If you have found some in your bed, do not be overly confident that these are the only ones that cause the irritations. They can also be hiding anywhere in the room like the ones which most likely are a good hiding places for these pests. Look for dark gaps across the room and look for the bed bug signs mentioned above.

6.    Search not from these places but also look into your clothing. Check the pockets, collars and shoes. These bugs are known to hitch and this the best known way that they travel.
Once the existence of these bed bugs are confirmed, it is best to talk to the experts of how to properly eliminate them since the extermination of these bed bugs are harder than it looks. Call them up and act immediately because the infestation will just worsen and worsen as the time lapses by.