How to Spot Bed Bugs
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Have you seen an unidentified bug in your home? Are you concerned about bed bugs? Knowing how to recognize a problem is your first step in removing bed bugs from your home. At Thermal Clean LLC, we understand how upsetting it can be to have an infestation, and we are committed to helping all of our customers overcome this difficult challenge. Through highly effective treatments and customer education, we provide you with the peace of mind you need to feel comfortable in your home once again.
Tips to Identify Bed Bugs
The last thing you want to do is pay for extermination services for some other pest, and still find yourself dealing with a bed bug infestation. Several insects look similar to bed bugs, and you want to make sure you are treating the right pest. Bed bugs are most active at night and feed on humans. Because they are attracted to people, anyone can find themselves dealing with bed bugs, and contrary to popular belief, they are not an indication of a messy home.
Bed bugs are identifiable by their:
- Small size, up to ¼” or 7mm at most
- Flat, oval shape
- Reddish-brown color
- Musty, sweet smell
The average adult bed bug is around 5mm, and they may appear slightly larger and more elongated after they have fed. However, if you are dealing with a bed bug infestation, you are likely to see bugs at varying stages of their life cycle, as well as their eggs. Bed bug eggs are hard to spot because they are tiny (about the size of a pinhead) and white. Similarly, young bed bugs are also very small, white or yellow in color, and are very hard to see.
Signs You Have Bed Bugs
If you are dealing with a large infestation, you may see bed bugs around your home. However, because they are adept at hiding, you may not see an actual bed bug until they have outgrown their current hiding spots. Knowing the other signs of an infestation can help you save time and money, enabling you to call in our exterminators sooner rather than later.
You may have a bed bug infestation if you notice any of the following:
- Rust-colored stains on your sheets
- Dark spots of bed bug feces
- A strong musty or oily smell in your bedroom
- Seeing a live bed bug
- Bed bug bites on your arms, legs, and other exposed areas of skin
- Eggs, eggshells, shed bed bug skins, or dead bed bugs
It can be difficult to tell if you’ve been bitten by a bed bug – the marks may not show up for a day or more, and can look similar to flea or mosquito bites. If you suspect that you’ve been bitten by one, perform a thorough inspection of the room for telltale signs. Bed bugs like to hide in small crevices, like around the seams of your mattress and box springs. Many people notice evidence of bed bugs when they are changing their sheets. It is also recommended that you look for these signs of a bed bug infestation before unpacking and staying in a hotel room or vacation rental.
Don’t Panic, We’re Here to Help
If you see signs of a bed bug infestation, do not panic. Though unpleasant, we can get rid of your bed bugs. Our bed bug removal experts can help you identify the signs of bed bugs in your Denver home, and we will provide you with the highly effective treatment needed to eradicate the problem for good. Our bed bug treatment process incorporates heat treatments, chemical treatments, and physical removal. This treatment process is completed in a single day and is safe for you, your family, and your pets.