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Bed Bugs Symptoms

17 Oct

Know the Bed Bugs Symptoms


Many people these days are unaware of bed bugs symptoms. It is understandable since bed bugs together with some pests have been exterminated during the widespread use of DDT in the United States after World War I.

But because of international travel and immigration, bed bugs symptoms are making a comeback. But people don’t detect bed bugs symptoms until someone complains of excessive itching and has oval-shaped insect bite marks which are often mistaken as mosquitoes or dust mites bites.

When a household experiences a typical bed bugs symptoms, they don’t check their mattresses, beddings, and couch upholstery for bed bug. Member of the household just spray gel-type insect spray to kill cockroaches or mosquitoes. But this kind of insect spray does not kill bed bugs, and therefore, furniture and upholstery remain bed bugs infested.

* Bed bugs – symptoms of infestation

How do I know if my home is infested with bedbugs?

A heavily infested home would have an offensive, sweet, musty scent. This odor is released by bed bugs’ through their scent glands.

Another bed bugs symptoms to look out for is fecal or excrement stains, egg cases, and shed skins of bed bug nymps in crevices, cracks or holes on the bed or near it. Furniture near the bed should be checked also. Bedroom wallpapers, bed springs and clothing in your dresser, should be examined for these reddish brown excrement stains.

Your living room couch should be checked for these stains, especially if you or any member of your family get bed bugs symptoms such as swollen bites after sitting from your couch. Every place in your house where a person stays more than 30 minutes must be checked for bed bugs.

– Hiding Places

A thin crack or seams of mattresses are one of the hiding place of bed bugs. Bed bugs wants to live closer to their source of food, which is human blood, so cracks near the bed or around the bedroom and livingroom are the primary places of bed bugs hiding places.

Once you find a bed bug in any parts of your house, the other parts of your house will undoubtedly have bed bugs too.

You may want to check out other Bed Bug Extermination guide on Bed Bugs in Hotels and Bed Bug Exterminator NYC

 
 

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