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Have Bed Bugs ?

Have Bed Bugs? How to Proceed Now.

Picture abruptly waking up from a peaceful night of rest to the feeling of yourself being covered in itches. Then you start to wonder if your pet picked up some fleas from the mangy cat from the park. You get that sinking feeling when the word “Bed Bugs” flashes in your mind. Underneath is checklist of things to look for to determine if you have bed bugs.

Being able to identify what a bed bug actually looks like is step number one. A grown up bed bug is brownish and oval shaped. While a bed bug might only be a few millimeters tall the can reach up to a quarter of an inch in length. They are so flat they can get behind outlet covers and wallpaper. After feeding a bed bug will be redder and larger both in length and in girth.

Now that you know what a bed bug looks like, the next the step is to look in their favorite hiding spots. Bed bugs tend to make their homes in places like chairs, couches, and beds. Pay very close attention to search the parts of the furniture that aren’t usually visible such as underneath mattresses and cushions and don’t forget the seams and piping. There are a few other hiding spots you also need to check like the cracks on the actual bed frames, draw joints, even in the heads of screws. You might want to wear gloves if you think your likely to find a large group of bed bugs.

Just because you don’t see any bed bugs doesn’t mean they aren’t there. You need to check fro traces of bed bugs activity. Keep a sharp lookout for brownish red spots, these spots can be evidence of bed bugs feces. Small red stains on your bedding, chairs or sofa could be blood from being bitten by bed bugs.

While not the best indicator, bite marks can also be a sign of bed bugs due to being easily misidentified when the actual culprit could be another pest or some allergy reaction. If you have found other clues that would make you think there could possible be abed bug infestation then those bug bites need to be taken as a serious sign of infestation.

Make sure to call an exterminator as soon as possible if you have found multiple signs of bed bug infestation after reading everything here. Exterminating bed bugs is a long and tedious process and you want to be sure that you actually have bed bugs before you spend your hard earned money on a pest control specialist.

Signs of a Bed Bug Problem

Signs of a Bed Bug Problem

Envision suddenly waking up from your relaxing night of sleep to the sensation of yourself being engulfed in one giant itch. Then you begin to wonder if your cat picked up a few fleas from the mangy cat from the park. Then you consider “could it be bed bugs.” Underneath is variety of things to look for to verify if you’ve got bed bugs.

First things first, what does a bed bug look like? Adult bed bugs are brown and round, kind of like an oval shape. While a bed bug might only be a few millimeters tall the can reach up to a quarter of an inch in length. They are about as flat as a credit card. After feeding a bed bug will be redder and larger both in length and in girth.

Of course been able to identify doesn’t do much good if you can’t find them. Here are a few of the spots bed bugs might be.\We now need to locate the bed bugs. The following are some possible locations might be hiding. First place to look is cloth furniture where people with come into contact the most, such as sofas, chairs, and mattresses. Especially look in the seams of and underneath mattresses and cushions. Other spots to look are the folds of curtains, electrical outlets, and where walls meet each other or where walls meet the ceiling or floor. You might want to invest in some latex gloves if you think you’re going to come in contact with bed bugs.

So you didn’t find any bed bugs, time to relax. Wrong, there is still a chance you have bed bugs. Make sure to also check for signs of bed bugs. The sight of dark rusty colored stains are an indicator as are clear empty shells of bed bug larva. Small red stains on your bedding, chairs or sofa could be blood from being bitten by bed bugs.

Allergic reactions and bug bites from insects other than bed bugs can wrongly be misinterpreted as signs of bed bugs so be careful not to over react if you see what appears to be bites over your body. If you see signs of bug bites coupled with other evidence of bed bugs previously mentioned this can be an indication of a bed bug infestation.

If you believe that your home is infested with bed bugs call a professional exterminator to check. While it might be possible for you to exterminate the bed bugs by yourself if the infestation is small enough, you still might not be able to kill them all and in a few weeks or months you”re back to where you started. Covered in bite marks and looking for solutions.

What to do when the Bed Bugs come for You.

What to do When the Bed Bugs Come for You.

You start to feel a little itch, and then another, then another, until it feels like that you are wrapped naked in a burlap sack. You then begin to speculate if your cat picked up some fleas from that dirty looking neighbor dog. It might be bed Bugs? Check directly below for signs there may well be a bed bug problem.

Being able to identify what a bed bug actually looks like is step number one. Mature bed bugs are roundish and have a brownish tint to them. Bed bugs are up to .25 inches long when they reach adulthood. Their bodies are also extremely flat. They are about as flat as a credit card. Bed bugs will become large and red after they have eaten.

I have compiled a list of areas bed bugs tend to hide. Let’s put that new knowledge of bed bug identification to good use. Beds, couches and chairs are the most likely spot for bed bugs to hide. Make sure you do a real in depth examination, especially in the dark shaded areas that make nice little homes for bed bugs. I’m talking about between the mattress and the box springs of a bed and underneath the chair and couch cushions this also includes the seams and tags. Remember bud bugs are teeny tiny so you not only have to look at the furniture you need to look in smaller spots like the gaps where the window and door frames meet the wall, they could even be in the head of a screw. Make sure to think of all the tight little dark spots a bed bug could hide in your house. I would recommend some protective gear like gloves when you start hunting bed bugs.

If you don’t see the bed bugs themselves you might see signs bed bugs have been there. Small transparent empty shells are a possible sign of bed bugs. Look for any blood droplet stains on cloth furniture that you sit or sleep on.

Bug bites are also a sign of bed bug infestation. Unfortunately bug bites are not the most reliable evidence due to not being able to determine what kind of insect caused the bites. If you see signs of bug bites coupled with other evidence of bed bugs previously mentioned this can be an indication of a bed bug infestation.

Make sure to call an exterminator as soon as possible if you have found multiple signs of bed bug infestation after reading everything here. I would recommend anyone with a bed bug infestation, especially a large infestation, to contact a professional exterminator. Otherwise you might end up spending a lot of time and money only to have another bed bug break out in a few months or weeks.

Evading a Bed Bug Emergency

Evading a Bed Bug Emergency.

At the beginning you feel just a little itchiness, and then one more, then another, until it feels like that you are wrapped naked in a burlap sack. You then start to ponder whether your cat picked up a few fleas from that dirty looking neighbor dog. You get that dreadful sensation when the word “Bed Bugs” flashes in your head. Check underneath for signs that there may be a bed bug emergency.

Being able to identify what a bed bug actually looks like is step number one. Adult bed bugs are brown and round, kind of like an oval shape. Bed bugs are up to .25 inches long when they reach adulthood. Their bodies are also extremely flat. They are about as flat as a credit card. Bed bugs will become large and red after they have eaten.

I have compiled a list of areas bed bugs tend to hide. Let’s put that new knowledge of bed bug identification to good use. First place to look is upholstered furniture where people with come into contact the most, such as sofas, chairs, and mattresses. Pay very close attention to search the parts of the furniture that aren’t usually visible such as underneath mattresses and cushions and don’t forget the seams and piping. Remember bud bugs are teeny tiny so you not only have to look at the furniture you need to look in smaller spots like the gaps where the window and door frames meet the wall, they could even be in the head of a screw. Make sure to think of all the tight little dark spots a bed bug could hide in your house. You might want to invest in some latex gloves if you think you’re going to come in contact with bed bugs.

When you were check for the bed bugs make sure to look for the signs I have listed below also. You could possibly have a bed bug infestation even though you didn’t see any live bed bugs. Small transparent empty shells are a possible sign of bed bugs. You might also find small blood stains on your mattresses, pillows, or chairs.

While not the best indicator, bite marks can also be a sign of bed bugs due to being easily misidentified when the actual culprit could be another pest or some allergy reaction. If you have found other clues that would make you think there could possible be abed bug infestation then those bug bites need to be taken as a serious sign of infestation.

Make sure to call an exterminator as soon as possible if you have found multiple signs of bed bug infestation after reading everything here. Exterminating bed bugs is a long and tedious process and you want to be sure that you actually have bed bugs before you spend your hard earned money on a pest control specialist.