Top Four Signs There Are Bed Bugs In Your House
Bed bugs are notorious pests that prey upon humanity. These are some of the few pests who prefer humans to other animals. Bed bugs are ancient pests that evolved to fit into the modern world. In recent years, as it became easier for most people to move around the world, bedbugs spread. Today, you can find bed bugs in most places where people cross paths. They are often found in hotels, motels, trains, airplanes, taxi cabs, at school, at summer camps, at daycare facilities, and in homes.
Keep reading as we go over the five signs that your home might have bed bugs.
The number one sign that there are bed bugs in your home is that you wake up with bites. Bed Bug bites look like mosquito bites, and for a good reason. Bed bugs use a straw-like proboscis to pierce your flesh and drink your blood. They feed on human blood. By injecting a small amount of anticoagulant, they can feed for a while without you noticing they are sucking your blood. Bed bugs come out at night while you are asleep.
After a long nap or deep sleep, you might wake up with unexplained bites. Most bed bug bites itch due to the coagulant they inject.
There Are Small Dots of Blood On Your Sheets
After a bed bug bites you, drinks your blood, and leaves, you continue to bleed a little bit. That little bit of extra blood soaks into your sheets and is visible. Because bed bugs come out at night to feed, you most often find blood stains on sheets or clothing.
Mosquito bites rarely bleed. Mosquitoes, too, use a straw-like proboscis, which is why their bites are so similar to bed bugs.
You Find Bed Bugs
If the infestation is horrible, you may find bed bugs hiding in your bed. These small insects are about the size of a grain of rice. They are shy and nocturnal and usually hide during the day. You can find them under the mattress pad, along the seam between mattresses, along the seams of your bed.
You See Their Fecal Pellets
These small insects feed only on blood, making their fecal pellets dark red or maroon. When you change your sheets or make your bed, you may notice these dried balls of feces. As bed bugs feed, they poop. Finding their fecal pellets is a significant indication that there are bed bugs in your bed.
Bed Bugs are difficult to eradicate. Nobody wants to sleep in a bed covered in pesticides. That is one reason why bed bugs are so common. To learn more about the safe eradication of bed bugs, give us a call. If you suspect your home might harbor bed bugs, schedule a bed bug inspection. We offer bed bug eradication that is safe, effective, and affordable. We provide comprehensive pest control to residential and commercial clients throughout the Bryan and College Station communities.