With the following tips, you can easily identify if your house is infested with pests or not. Bed bugs and termites are more dangerous than other pests. Read on!
First off, look at your mattress, bed, box spring and headboard to make sure none of these have black residue on them. Actually, this residue is left by bed bugs after they have sucked up blood. The residue looks like marker dots.
Also, look for eggshells, eggs on the spots mentioned above. Bed begs shed their old skin, which can let you know about their presence.
If possible, you should use beds of light color. If your bed is infested with bugs, you will roll or turn over while you are asleep. This may crush some bed bugs, which will leave blood stains on the bed sheet. Through these bloodstains, you can easily know if there is presence of bed bugs in your room.
The bites of bed bugs are similar to common mosquito bites. So, how can you differentiate between the bites of mosquito and bites of bed bugs? This is easy. If you are bitten by bed bugs, you will feel itchiness for a long time. Sometimes, the bites may last for as many as 9 days. If this is the case with you, chances are that you are bitten by these creatures.
Search for bugs when they are usually active. They are nocturnal and can be seen crawling about between 2 am and 5 am. Remove your quilt gently and take a look underneath the bed sheet. They are large enough to be seen with naked eyes. Adult bugs are as big as apple seeds.
If you can see a few bugs in your bed, you should do one important thing. You should go over the body of the bugs carefully. For the most part, immature bugs are light yellow. On the flip side, mature ones are reddish brown. After sucking blood, bed bugs look reddish. As a general rule, they are ¼ inches long. In addition, they have oval-like shape and have no wings.
If you are allergic to these creatures, and do not want to do the inspection on your own, we suggest that you start searching for a local pest controller or bond cleaner. They provide not only inspection services but also extermination services at a fair price. If you want to sleep well at night, you should rid your room of all types of bugs.