Bed bug infestations are one of the most feared pest problems and for good reason. Not only are bed bugs gross, but they also can bite! They’re also very difficult to get rid of without the help of a professional bed bug exterminator.
To prevent a full-blown bed bug infestation, it’s important to learn how to recognize the signs of bed bugs and what symptoms they may cause.
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4 signs of bed bugs
In addition to seeing live bed bugs in your property, there are a number of ways to determine whether you have a bed bug infestation or not. The top four signs & symptoms of bed bugs include:
- Red or rusty stains. Bed bugs leave a mark when crushed.
- Tiny eggshells or eggs. Although rarely seen, eggshells are a pale yellow color.
- Small dark specks. Their excrement is only slightly bigger than the size of a period.
- Adult bed bugs. Active bugs are often found clustered together.
Bed bug bite symptoms
Bed bugs need blood meals to survive, explaining why they bite people. Bed bugs feed at night when their victim is at rest and target areas of the body that are exposed (such as the arms or legs). A bed bug bite often looks like any other type of insect bite, which is why they’re often misidentified. Although rare, bites can cause rashes, hives, itching, or welts. Bites are most often arranged in lines or zigzag patterns on the body.
When to get a bed bug inspection
As soon as you notice the sign of a bed bug problem in your property, it’s time to call a professional bed bug exterminator. It’s always best to have an inspection done by a bed bug pest control company who knows where to look in order to stop the infestation in its early stages. To learn how Pest Defense Solutions can help look for signs of bed bugs in your property, give our team a call.Back to Bed Bug Exterminators, Control & Removal
Signs & Symptoms of Bed Bugs in Albuquerque NM
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