Bed Bugs: Know the Facts

Bed bugs can be hard to get rid of, and they can carry bacteria and diseases. If you have ever had bed bugs then you know what a nightmare it can be. It is important to be aware of the signs of bed bugs and to take the necessary action to ensure the health and safety of your family and loved ones.

Bed bugs are very tiny, flat, almond-shaped, and reddish-brown in color. These little bloodthirsty critters can be hard to spot if you don’t know where to look.

The best indicator of bed bugs is the physical evidence they leave behind. Keep an eye out for:

  • Bed bug exoskeletons/shed skin
  • Fecal spots on mattress and bedding
  • Blood stains on your sheets and pajamas

You might think that the actual bite marks from the bed bugs would be the clearest indicator, but the Environmental Protection Agency points out that, “bed bug bites can look like bites from other insects (such as mosquitoes or chiggers), rashes (such as eczema or fungal infections), or even hives. Some people do not react to bed bug bites at all.”

If you think you may have a bed bug bite, check for the following symptoms:

  • Little, red welts (often on the back and arms)
  • Burning and itching
  • Straight lines of multiple bites

Bed bugs tend to only come out at night while you sleep to feed, during the day they remain hidden. According to a study conducted by the University of Kentucky, “Bed bugs often hide in seams, folds, and crevices of mattresses, box springs, bed frames, and headboards. A thorough inspection requires dismantling the bed so that upper and lower seams and surfaces can be examined.”

Bed bugs are a year-round threat, and extremely hard to get rid of. The best way to tackle the situation is to call an exterminator.

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