The thought of dealing with bed bugs can make anyone cringe. These small brown insects can infest your bedroom, leaving you with itchy welts in the morning. There is a common misconception that bed bugs are only attracted to “dirty” places. This couldn’t be further from the truth. Since bed bugs live on blood alone, they don’t discriminate between a clean home and a dirty home. The good news is that if you do have bed bugs, your home can be treated, and you can get back to a peaceful night’s sleep in no time.
Signs You May Have Bed Bugs
There are a few signs to look for when it comes to concerns that you may have an infestation. These signs include:
- Waking up with itchy areas that you didn’t have when you went to sleep. These bites can be like other bites, so it is important that you investigate further to rule out fleas or mosquitoes.
- You’ll want to carefully check your sheets and pillowcases for any blood stains or areas that look dark and rusty in color; these may be signs of excrement. You also want to look for fecal spots, eggshells, or skin.
- If you notice an offensive, musty odor coming from your sheets.
If you notice any of these signs, you may indeed be dealing with an infestation of bedbugs. While this isn’t ideal, it is treatable.
Your Next Step
If you feel you may be dealing with bedbugs, it is best to remove and check all your bedding as well as the areas around your bed. Bed bugs can get into books, phones, and even your outlets. Cleaning is your first step. You’ll want to investigate the entire area of your room. Clean bedding is a good start, as is vacuuming the area. In most cases, truly getting rid of bedbugs involves chemical treatments. The safest and most effective route is to hire a professional. A professional can guarantee that every at-risk area has been explored. If you fear you may have bed bugs, the experienced team at A-One Exterminators is here to help. Contact us today with any questions or concerns.