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Talking About Pest Control

5 Signs You May Have a Bedbug Infestation

Carlos Douglas

The possibility of a bedbug infestation isn't something to take lightly. The longer you allow bedbugs to feed on you and hide in your home, the more they reproduce and the further they spread. It also increases their chances of spreading to friends' houses, which could put a strain on the relationship. If you suspect bedbugs may be invading your home, you may need to call in an expert, but there are a few simple things you can do first to help you determine the likelihood that you do indeed have a problem.

Here are five signs to check for if you suspect you may be harboring bedbugs inadvertently in your household.

1. Intense itching

Although this symptom doesn't invariably occur with bedbugs, it's certainly one of the potential effects of these pests. Because bedbugs feed on blood, like fleas and mosquitoes, they secrete a substance that allows them to suck blood without having clotting problems. Your body may react to this substance by producing an itchy welt, or it may not.

2. Visible bugs in your bed

Bedbugs are very small, but the more of them you have, the more likely you are to catch one in action. if you want to identify them visually, try using white sheets. Bedbugs are generally brownish and about half a centimeter long, so they can be difficult to spot.

3. Small stains on the sheets

Bedbugs leave tiny, dark droppings during about every fifth feeding. Because these remains contain blood, they can leave a reddish smear on the bed, similar to flea droppings (which you may be familiar with if you've ever washed a dog with fleas). 

4. Tiny eggs hiding in cracks

The eggs, whitish in color, are the size of a tiny seed (such as a poppy seed) and the shape of a grain of rice. They can hide in tiny cracks so small that you'd have a hard time believing anything could fit.

5. An odd odor

A sweetish, musty odor can mean that you have a bad infestation of bedbugs. They give off a strange fragrance, and the more of them there are, the stronger it can be.

These five warning signs can all help you identify a potential bedbug infestation. Remember, the longer you wait, the harder it can be to get rid of. If you suspect you have a bedbug problem, don't hesitate to call an pest control company for a consultation.