When bed bugs infest your home, the pests usually leave behind signs. For instance, you’ll likely see stains on your mattress or bedding, sloughed exoskeletons and bed bug bites on your body. You may even smell an unpleasant odor.
If you have an infestation of bed bugs, then they will feed on your blood while you are sleeping. Since you most likely shift in your sleep, you may wind up crushing the bugs, which will leave red stains. The pests also defecate on your sheets and mattress. If your bedding is dark, then the stains may be less visible, so you’ll need to look for other bed bugs signs.
Bed Bug Exoskeleton
The hard body of a bed bug is called the exoskeleton. The bug’s exoskeleton protects it and provides support for the creature’s organs and muscles. As a bed bug grows, it molts the shell and leaves it behind. If you suspect a bed bug infestation in your home, then look for exoskeletons in your bedding, on your mattress or in your bedframe’s cracks and crevices. You may also find them in the seams of your sofa cushions or pillows.
When bed bugs move into your home, they will reproduce quickly. Once the infestation is large, it will begin to smell. According to experts, the odor is unpleasantly sweet, and it may remind you of rotting raspberries or coriander.
Bed bugs frequently bite their victims in a straight line, so a row of small, red bumps may alert you to an infestation. Some people experience an allergic reaction to the saliva while others are unaffected by it.
Call a Professional for Help
If there are signs of bed bugs in your home, then be sure to call us at Nexus Pest Solutions for a professional assessment. Our team has the expertise to handle a variety of pest problems including bed bug infestations.