Signs You Have Bed Bugs
The Comeback Bug – Recurrences of Bed Bugs in Public Places
To most people, “Don’t let the bed bugs bite” didn’t mean much, until recently. Bed bugs have been making an overwhelming comeback, cropping up in homes, hotels, hospitals and even retail stores across the U.S.
One of the first signs of bed bugs are itchy, red bites. These pests feed on blood, leaving rash-like bumps behind. If you discover you’ve been bitten, there are a few places you can look for more evidence of an infesetation. These unwanted guests can multiply quickly; if you find anything, it’s best to seek professional help as soon as possible.
Signs of Bed Bugs
Bed bugs are typically light to reddish brown in color and have a flat, oval shape. They’re about the size of an apple seed and can be seen by the naked eye. As the name implies, bed bugs are often be found in beds. This is one of the first places to look.
Check your sheets for blood or fecal stains, which look like clusters of red or black spots and are a tell-tale signs of bed bugs. Bed bugs also shed as they grow and can leave their casings, or cast skins, behind. The seam of your mattress is another place where stains and bed bug casings are commonly found.
A final key place to look for signs of bed bugs is your headboard or bed frame, especially if either is made of wood. Use a flash light to carefully inspect the joints of these pieces for spots, casings, or the bugs themselves.
If you find any evidence of bed bugs, call All Bed Bugs BeGone at 480-659-0911 to schedule a free consultation.