How Can You Detect Bedbugs In Your Home?

Thinking about bed bugs may give you the creeps, as you read this article you may start to feel imaginary bugs crawl over your body, you may start to have itchy arms or tickly legs but this may just be your mind playing tricks. How can you really tell if you have a bed bug problem in your home?

The obvious way of knowing if you have bed bugs in your home is through finding the bites on your body in the morning, bed bugs feed at night time so you may wake to find red itchy spots on your body. You will notice that the bites appear in clusters or in a line usually on areas of your body where there is not much hair as bed bugs can be quite lazy and prefer not to forage around in hair to find their dinner.

Another common indication of bedbugs is through blood spots of faecal smears; these spots will be brownish on colour and around a quarter to half an inch long. These smears and spots will often be found near seams of fabric or where fabrics overlap – mainly on mattresses, bed sheets of bed linen.

Sometimes you may come across discarded insect exoskeletons in the crevices of your furniture or carpets – this will also tell you that you have a bedbug infestation that needs to be dealt with as a matter of urgency.

You may notice a musty sweet aroma in your home; some people say it is a scent similar to rotten raspberries. If you notice this smell in your home then you have a heavy bedbug infestation that will need the aid of a professional pest control company.

If you notice any of these bedbug signs it is highly recommended you call in the pest control companies before the bed bugs breed and the problem becomes much more serious.

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