For most people just the mention of bed bugs makes them cringe and, while no one would want them in their home, they have become an increasingly common problem.  So, let’s look at some of the signs you might observe that would indicate the presence of bed bugs.

Bed bugs are flat and oval with adults usually having a rust-colored body.  They are also very small making them difficult to see, particularly when they first hatch, which means that they can be easily transported from one location to another.  So, if you have traveled to a place that had a bed bug problem, you may unintentionally bring them home with you. 

While you might not see the bed bugs themselves there are certain indications of their presence.

For example, look out for any blood spots on your bedsheets and mattress or other stains that may result from their fecal matter or remnants of a bug.  You may also experience itchy bumps on your skin which could be the result of being bitten by them.  Bed bugs also emit a musty odor which you may notice.

It may also surprise you to learn that bed bugs do not just dwell in beds but can also be found in many other areas like clothing, soft furnishings, books, picture frames, and other furniture items. 

What can you do if you find the presence of bed bugs in your home? First of all, don’t panic and try to treat the problem yourself, you may end up making it worse.  Rather, contact a professional pest management company that is trained in the treatment of bed bugs. 

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