Are you worried that you might have bed bugs? These tiny, reddish-brown insects can infest your home and cause a lot of discomfort. Bed bugs are notoriously difficult to get rid of, so it’s important to catch them early. In this guide, we’ll go over the most common bed bugs symptoms and teach you how to do a bed bugs symptoms check.
What are Bed Bugs?
Bed bugs are small, flat insects that feed on the blood of humans and animals. They are usually found in and around beds, but they can also be found in other furniture, cracks in walls, and even behind electrical outlets. Bed bugs are nocturnal and can be difficult to spot during the day. They are about the size of an apple seed and are reddish-brown.
BED BUGS FEATURE
Bed bugs are small bugs that are 1 to 5 mm sized on average. They have no wings and they can’t jump around. But they can walk and crawl. Bed bugs have 6 legs.
Yes I know, these physical features are not enough to be sure if you have bed bugs, because most insects at home have similar physical features:
So, how to be sure about bed bugs?
How to do a Bed Bugs Symptoms Check
To do a bed bug symptoms check, follow these steps:
Step 1: Check your Bedding
Start by examining your bedding, including your mattress, pillows, and sheets. Look for signs of bed bugs, such as blood stains or small, reddish-brown fecal spots. You may also be able to spot live bed bugs crawling around.
Step 2: Check Other Furniture
Bed bugs can also infest other furniture in your home, such as sofas, chairs, and dressers. Check these items carefully for signs of bed bugs.
Step 3: Check Cracks and Crevices
Bed bugs are excellent at hiding in small cracks and crevices. Use a flashlight to check around baseboards, electrical outlets, and other small spaces for signs of bed bugs.
Step 4: Hire a Professional
If you are unable to find any signs of bed bugs but still suspect you have an infestation, consider hiring a professional exterminator. They will be able to perform a more thorough inspection and provide you with a treatment plan
BED BUG BITES
It’s almost impossible to make certain of a bite on your body. What caused it? A bed bug, a flea, or a spider?
The best way to define a bed bug bite is to look at another real bed bug bite. Before taking a look at the photos, some basic symptoms of bed bug bite are below:
- Bites look like small
- The bitten area is red
- It is itchy
- Bite isn’t painful
I know this post isn’t detailed enough. But I also know that all those detailed explanations will not affect you to be sure about bed bugs.
Because a bed bug bite will have different effects on each case due to the number of bites or sensitivity of the body which is bitten.
I believe that the best way to know if you have bed bugs is to compare your bites with other real bed bug bite photos. But even if you do that, you can never be sure by checking your bites, because bug bites are all similar to each other.
And when you see a bed bug around, trying to define it by reading some articles on the web will be useless. Just find some photos of bed bugs and compare your bug with them
All those photos we shared above of bed bugs and their bites should be enough to know if you have bed bugs or you don’t.
Can bed bugs spread disease?
No, bed bugs are not known to spread disease. However, their bites can cause a lot of discomfort and itchiness.
Can I get rid of bed bugs on my own?
It is possible to get rid of bed bugs on your own, but it can be difficult. Professional exterminators have specialized equipment and chemicals that can effectively eliminate bed bugs.
“Good night, sleep tight, don’t let the bed bugs bite.”