Do you think that you have Bed Bugs? Keep reading this DIY Help Page, we hope it helps. When you start looking for Bed Bugs, we suggest you start by using a flashlight and magnifying glass. Listed below are a few signs to look for. Can you tell if the bites on your arms and neck are from Bed Bugs or Fleas? Check below for a few ways to tell the difference.
Signs You May Be Sleeping With Bed Bugs
Rusty or reddish brown spots of blood on your bed sheets, mattresses, walls, and other areas
Heavy Infestations may have a must smell,but the odor is seldom noticed, and should not be relied on for detection
Eggs, egg casings, molted skins (exoskeleton) may be found in some areas
Adult Bed Bugs are small and browinsh-red, and about 1/4 inch long
Bed Bugs prefer to hide close to their hosts
Here are some facts about Bed Bug Bites
First you will need a good flashlight and a magnifying glass
Bed bugs prefer to hide close to hosts
But if necessary will travel several feet to obtain a blood meal
Check out the mattress closely, around any seams, tufts, etc.
Turn the box springs over and check each and every crack
Check the head and foot boards in any crack or crevice you can find
Check your night stands, pull out the drawers and look very closely
Check all furniture in the room, take it apart if you have to
Under the baseboards, behind outlet covers
Behind pictures, and anything else hanging on the walls
Check behind any and all molding in the room
Check around the door frame very carefully
Some facts about Bed Bug Bites
Symptoms thereafter vary
Many people develop an itchy red welt or localized swelling
Others have little or no reaction
Unlike flea bites, which occur mainly around the ankles, bed bugs feed on any bare skin exposed while sleeping (face, neck, shoulders, arms, hands, etc.
The welts and itching are often attributed to other causes such as mosquitoes
For these reasons, infestations may go unnoticed for a long time, and become quite large before being detected
Hopefully the following DIY Help Pages can help you (coming soon)
Can I Do My Own Bed Bug Inspection and What Do I Need To Know
How to Get Rid of Bed Bugs
Bed Bug Mattress Covers (coming soon)
Do I need to call in a professional?
Here at A & E Pest Control we feel you should call a Professional if you are not physically able to do the work, also if you feel the least bit uncomfortable performing your own bed bug inspection. If you have a advanced infestation of Bed Bugs we feel it is in your best interest call in a pest control professional.