How Do I Know If I Have Bed Bugs?

The ultimate thief, the humble bed bug. He sneaks in at night when his target is blissfully sleeping, takes what he wants, and is gone before anyone knows. He thinks heís so smart, but Iíve watched enough crime shows to know that there is always evidence left behind. Okay, so Iím no CSI, but it doesnít take one to know when this little thief has paid you a visit.

The symptoms of bed bug infestation are not hard to find, if you know where to look and what to look for. Bed bugs will hide in folds and linings of the bed linens. Check the tufts and seams of mattresses too. Look for brown or red spots on the linens. They will stay near there food sourceÖ you, so look in the folds of curtains or even under loose wallpaper near beds. Check in drawers to your dressers and desks. In short, check every crack and crevice, bed bugs will often leave the bed by mourning and go to a safe hiding place near by. Signs also include dead bug bodies and cast bug skins.

The symptoms of bed bug bites can vary. Bed bug bites can be little red bumps; some have a red dot or scab in the middle. The bite area may be inflamed or irritated, and a small white welt may appear at each bite. Remember, even doctors have a hard time diagnosing bites.

If you have a bed bug infestation you can kill them with an effective bed bug treatment, so donít panic. Get rid of bed bugs by getting reliable information from an expert who can advise you on bedbug control.

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