Summer is a prime time to acquire bed bugs. So many people travel around and enjoy life and all that traveling is the perfect way for bed bugs to find new areas to infest. Well, Winter is also a time when people travel. They head for home to see all those relatives, eat all that food, and shop all those stores. All those festivities are wonderful for everyone, including the bed bugs.
Signs of a Bed Bug Infestation
The most obvious sign are bites that resemble mosquito bites. It’s hard to sleep when there is a mosquito in the room, but the bed bug prefers that you are asleep when it begins to drink your blood or the blood of your children. A bed bug feeds primarily on human blood. Disgusting. Another sign there are bed bugs around your home would be small blood stains on bed sheets. They don’t call them bed bugs for nothing.
Check your bed, sheets, and mattress pad for small drop-sized blood stains. Bed bugs are small and white unless they have fed and then they are a rusty red color. They are around the same size as a small grain of rice. Look for them in the seam lines of your mattress, and the edges of your mattress pads. Bed bugs generally only come out at night, so they hide during the day. That little fact also makes it hard to catch them.
The problem with bed bugs is that until they have a good-size colony you probably wont notice they are there. It is a good idea to make bed bug checks part of your monthly pest inspection plan. Because bed bugs are so “at home” with humans, they are active all year long and that makes them more of a pest.
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