Signs you may have bed bugs

Signs you may have bed bugs

Bed bugs are tiny, oval, brownish insects that feed on animal or human blood. The flat bodies of adult bed bugs are roughly the size of an apple seed. In addition, their bodies enlarge and turn a crimson tint after feeding. They are notoriously challenging to discover and much more difficult to eradicate, especially in heavily populated areas such as Melbourne. Despite their cunning, a cautious homeowner or apartment tenant should be able to see the early signs of a bed bug infestation.

Finding and exterminating these tiny, blood-sucking parasites early on — before they can reproduce and spread — is one of the best methods to protect yourself and your family from them. A bed bug infestation should be detected asap before it becomes established or spreads. While treating a wee infestation is inconvenient, it is significantly less expensive and time-consuming than treating the same infestation once it has expanded. On the other hand, low-level infestations are significantly more challenging to locate and appropriately detect.

Often, carpet beetles, for example, might readily be mistaken for bed bugs. If you misidentify a bed bug infestation, the bugs will have more time to travel to other sections of the house or hitchhike to another residence to create a new infestation. Bites from bed bugs might seem like mosquito or chigger bites, rashes (such as dermatitis or fungal infections), or even hives. Some people do not react to bed insect bites. Despite their annoyance, they are not believed to spread ailments.

Scrutinizing for physical signs of bed bugs is a more accurate technique to identify a reckoned infestation. If you wake up with itchy spots you didn't have when you went to sleep, you may have bed bugs, specifically if you got a used bed or used furniture around the time the bites started. Besides, other signs that you have bed bugs include:

  • Bloodstains on bed linens, pillowcases, and mattresses by crushed bed bugs.
  • Tiny dark stains about the size of the dot are bed bugs' feces and may be found on sheets and mattresses, bedclothes, and walls.
  • In regions where bed bugs hide, look for excrement, eggshells, or shed skins.
  • You can get an offensive, musty odor from the bed bugs' scent glands.
  • Alive bed bugs. 

If you suspect an infestation, remove any bedding and check it for indications of the bugs or their feces. Examine the cracks in the wood framing by removing the dust cover from the bottom of the futon mattress. Remove the cloth from the wood frame where it is affixed. Also, examine the area near the bed for books, phones, radios, the carpet's edge, and even electrical outlets. Look over your wardrobe because bed bugs can attach to clothing as well.

If you see evidence of an infestation, take action to eliminate the bugs and deter them from returning. If you are uncertain about signs of bedbugs, call an expert for bed bug treatment, who will handle it for you. If you are residing in Melbourne and the vicinity, you can contact us right away; Formula Pest Control is 24/7 at your service. For all information dont hesitate to Contact Us Now.