5 Signs You Have Bed Bugs

Are you worried that you might have bed bugs? Do you know what signs to look out for?

If not, don’t worry. First, this guide will inform you of the most common signs of bed bugs. Then, if there’s an infestation, you’ll find subtle clues if you look in the right places.

So here are our top 5 common signs and where to look:

1) Bite Marks On Your Body

There are other types of bugs that bite humans at night. Not all of them are as menacing as bed bugs. However, bite marks from bed bugs have more distinct patterns. If you notice clusters of red spots, it’s a sign that bed bugs have crawled your body and found a site to take your blood. Sometimes they fail and continue to bite into the surrounding skin, hence the reason for the clusters.

2) Dark Spots On The Bed Frame

This is one of the most apparent indications of Bed Bugs. If you see tiny clusters of black spots around 1mm in size around the bed frame or mattress, then bed bugs are probably present. Often these spots are dried faeces from the bugs, which may contain small amounts of blood.

3) Blood Spots on Bed Sheets

Similar to clusters of faecal matter, blood stains can also form in small groups. If you dab it with moisture, it may smudge, indicating bed bugs.

4) Exoskeletons

Bed bugs shed their skin as they pass through each lifecycle. They leave behind shells (Exoskeletons), giving us a clue that they’re present.

5) Spotting Live Or Dead Bugs

Bed bugs are hard to spot. Not only are they tiny, but they don’t like coming out during the day. Many people believe you can’t see bed bugs with the naked eye. However, bugs can grow up to the size of an apple seed. So when inspecting your bed frame, drawers and furniture, look for dead bugs.

If you spot one, there’s more hiding in the cracks and crevices around your room. Don’t delay in seeking help; otherwise, the problem will worsen. Bed bugs won’t go away on their own and you need professional methods to eliminate the infestation, such as heat treatments.

Contact a bed bugs expert immediately for further advice.