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How can I tell if we have bed bugs?

Unusual bites, skin irritations, disturbed sleep, and the strange feeling that something is not exactly right during the night? No, you are not losing your mind. You are most probably a victim of a bunch of little and vicious intruders – the bed bugs.

Unfortunately, recognising what exactly is wrong is not an effortless task if you lack prior experience with this type of pests. Today, we will give you some hints and help you identify the problem before your situation begins getting out of control.

Here are some signs of bed bug infestation that should immediately ring the alarm.

Skin bites and continual skin irritation

Bed bugs feed on your blood, and they usually do it during the night. You might or might not feel their bites immediately, some people react weeks after the have been bitten. They look like little red spots, grouped in lines or clusters in the areas that are exposed during the night: your face, your neck, your arms, etc.

Some people are highly sensitive to bed bug bites and can develop more extensive skin irritations, migrating to various parts of the body. Bed bug allergies can also manifest themselves in pinky eyes, a running nose, or even fever.

Bloodstains on your bedding

Spotting tiny blood spatters on your sheets, pillowcases, mattresses, and even blankets can be quite disturbing in the first place. Anyway, before going to your doctor, you should probably first call an adept Bed Bug Specialist. Bed bugs often stain the bedding with both their blood and your own… After they drank from it.

Small dark spots on your bedding and furniture

Clusters of light and dark brown spots on the surface of your sheets, mattresses, bedclothes, and walls? Sorry to tell you that, but these are most probably pieces of faeces left from the bed bugs.

If you notice this type of unusual staining, you should schedule a pest control visit as soon as possible. It means that the infestation is already massive enough not to risk trying to deal with it on your own. 

Bed bug egg shells or shed skins

These are little reddish or brownish peels lingering around your bed. You can see them and feel them, as they are indeed tiny but are not microscopic.

Once your doubts have been raised, a careful inspection of your bedding will quickly lead you to this ultimate evidence of an ongoing bed bug invasion.

An unpleasant odour

If you had been washing your bedding sets like crazy but still feel that something does not smell good around there – bed bugs might be the reason for your discomfort.

The rotten faeces, blood drops, and skin particles of bed bugs can blend into a genuinely offensive smell. If they are hidden deep enough, your nose will be your only guide out of the trouble.

Anyway, the good news is coming: bed bug heat treatment can successfully battle bed bug infestations of all depths and extents. The sooner you seek professional help, the better your chances are for a swift and successful operation.