How to find bedbugs

Nov/14/2012
Written by Pestmall.com

Bed Bug pictureBed bugs are insects that have become infamous for infesting homes and even public places like hotels, schools and even locations like movie theaters and dressing rooms. A bed bug can enter the home from a variety of places, but one of the most common ways of getting bed bugs in the bedroom, your house or apartment, or just a public living space is from travelling. If you have signs of a bed bug infestation, we recommend that you immediately begin with an inspection of the space and then you can pursue complete bed bug treatment. Remember that Integrated Pest Management (IPM) is important for bed bug control. Sometimes, insecticides are not the final resolution to a bed bug infestation and it may take regular non-chemical maintenance procedures to fully control and eradicate an infestation.

What Bed Bugs Look Like

Bed bug pictureBed bugs have a general shape in all stages of the life cycle, excluding the egg. The main difference will be the color of the bed bugs during the different stages of its life cycle. Adult bed bugs are small insects that have a reddish color. It is almost like a rusty red color when they are matured. A bed bug nymph, however, is a translucent tan color that is hard to see when you are not thoroughly inspecting. As you may already know, the size of bed bugs are very small and the bed bug has a very flat body. You can compare the adult bed bug to an apple seed. The nymphs can be comparable to a poppy seed, although they will grow bigger as they grow from one molt stage to the next. They will also get darker in color as they molt and mature. Due to their size and shape, bed bugs are able to hide in any crack or crevice and are not limited to just your mattress. Bed bugs themselves are hard to find, but the eggs of bed bugs are nearly invisible with the naked eye. They are elongated capsules that are comparable in size to just a single grain of sugar. They are a pearl white color and will stick to surfaces. (Refer to the image to look at a picture of a bed bug.)

Inspecting for Bed Bugs

  1. Bed bug bite pictureCheck your body for bed bug bites. Although bites are not the most dependable source of identification, they are still a significant part of diagnosing a potential infestation. If you have been bitten by bed bugs, most likely, the bites will appear on the body in clusters or patterns.

  2. Inspect your bed. Your bed is the primary hiding place for bed bugs. The mattress, boxspring, bed frame, bed sheets and etc. should all be inspected. Pay close attention to the tight areas on the bed like the sheet edges, mattress lining or the cracks and crevices under and behind the frame. You may be able to find adult bed bugs, nymphs, fecal pellets, and if you use a magnifying glass, you will be able to find eggs. You can also check for blood stains on the sheets from bed bugs that have been crushed while feeding.

  3. Check all the furniture in the house, apartment, or regular living space. This includes desks, dressers, the sofa or other couches, and etc.

How to get rid bed bugs

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We recommend bed bug kits because it has all the necessary formulations of insecticide that will cover all target areas. It's not limited to just one place in the house. Click Here
Safe sleeping at night with a peace of mind. It's fine mesh and other features allows you to sleep inside while keeping the bed bugs off of you. Click Here
Heat treatments are a new trend and not just because it is eco-friendly, but it is effective. A steamer can be used on the bed and furniture without the worries of having chemicals around you, your children, and your pets. Click Here
Monitoring for signs of bed bugs as well as monitoring throughout the treatment and even after the treatment is essential in complete control for bed bugs. Cost friendly glue traps can definitely aid you in monitoring and trapping bed bugs. Click Here