Bed bug symptoms – how to check for bed bugs

When checking for possible infestation, it is important to know where to look. Bed bugs hide in mattresses, bed frame, headboards and even carpet so checking those areas can be a good start. Bed bugs can also be found everywhere and can hide in buckling wallpaper, cracks or window casings so make sure to check those areas too.

Five signs that tell bed bugs are in your home

  1.  Small brown blood stains. Also known as fecal spots, these stains are sure signs that your home is infested with bed bugs.
  2.  Unexplained skin rash or itchy bump. It can be a bed bug bite.
  3.  Mottled shells. Bedbugs do shed and if you see any shells on possible hiding places, then bed bugs are present in your home.
  4.  Blood spots. You can accidentally roll over a bed bug. If you saw blood spots in your sheets, despite the absence of wound, then it is safe to say that you are living with bed bugs.
  5.  An offensive, musty odour. Bed bugs do release a scent from their scent glands and it does stink.

Therefore, regularly check and inspect all your sheets and mattresses for possible infestation. Presence of most or all of the signs mentioned show that you are living with bed bugs – and you surely don’t want that.