Bed bugs are known to be silent killers as they basically feed on human blood. They mostly hide underneath the furniture, mattresses, and bed frames. Bed bugs infestation can cause various kinds of problems including allergic reactions, sleep deprivation, anxiety, and anemia from loss of blood.
So, how can you find out whether bed bugs are living in your home? And will you have to call the bed bugs pest control professionals to inspect your home? To help you clear your doubts, we’ll discuss several signs in the following that could be indicating the presence of bed bugs in your home.
Bed Bug Bites
Bed bugs are actually really good at hiding. It will be really hard for you to seek them out. However, you can be alert of their presence by their bites. If the bed bugs are hiding under your bed frame or mattresses, you will have a hard time sleeping peacefully. You will feel bites and itchiness around your body. Bed Bugs can bite any areas of skin that are exposed to them while you sleep.
Bed bug bites are similar to mosquito bites. To determine the difference examine the bite patterns. Mosquito bites will often be seen on random areas of your body, while bed bug bites appear in a row of flat or raised red welts.
A solid, unpalatable odor is another sign you can look out for. Bed bug discharges pheromones and so when there is a group of bed bugs living in your home, the amount of pheromones discharge will increase and the odor can get very solid. If you experience a smelly scent like that of a wet cloth or filthy locker room in your bedroom, you may want to start investing.
Tiny Eggs and Empty Eggshells
A female bed bug can produce 1 to 7 eggs per day and over 500 eggs in her lifetime. So, when there is bed bug infestation in your home there will be lots of eggs and eggshells where the bed bugs resist. The color of the eggs is either translucent or pearly white. They have shiny coated film, which allows them to stick on to the surfaces. So, if you suspect bed bug infestation, you start looking for eggs and empty eggshells around your homes.
What should be your next step?
If you find any of these signs or are definitely sure about bed bug infestation in your home. You should take quick actions to eradicate these critters as soon as possible. While you can use an organic method to resolve the situation, it’s definitely a good idea to call a pest control professional service to help you effectively get rid of the problems. You can contact Top Line Pest Control if you are around Lower Mainland British Columbia. The professionals will come to inspect your home and examine the severity of the bed bug infestation. After which they will develop an effective pest management plan to get rid of the bed bugs. Contact us today to achieve a pest-free environment around your home.