Finding bed bugs in your home is not something anyone wants, but the fact is that bed bugs have become a real problem for many people. Why is that? How do you know if you have bed bugs in your home, and what can be done about them?
How do you know if there are bed bugs in your home? Bed bugs have oval-shaped rust-colored bodies. However, they are difficult to detect as they are extremely small. It is more likely that you will observe what they leave behind. For example, you may notice tiny stains on your bed sheets or mattress that come from body fragments or their fecal matter. There may be a musty odor in the room. You may even find itchy bumps on your skin from their bites.
How do you get bed bugs in your home? As we mentioned, bed bugs are extremely small, which means they are easy to transport. Despite the name, bed bugs can also be found in items like clothing, soft furnishings, books, and picture frames. So, if you have been somewhere that has them, it is possible that you brought them home with you in your luggage, etc.
What should you do about bed bugs? The first thing is not to panic, as you may try to remedy the problem yourself and make the issue worse. Instead, contact a pest control expert who has experience in getting rid of bed bugs. They will know the best methods of bed bug removal.
Mike McFadden, Certified Master Home Inspector in Orlando, FL