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.