how to inspect your home for bed bugs

How to Inspect Your Home for Bed Bugs

Bed bugs are tiny, oval, brownish dangerous insects that feed upon human and animal blood and cause many diseases like sleep disorder, skin rash, and many more.

A mature bed bug has a flat body about the size of a lemon seed. Their bodies swell, and they become reddish after sucking the blood.

The good thing is that bed bugs cannot fly like other insects, but they can move very fast over floors, walls, and ceilings.

Every female bed bug can lay hundreds of eggs, each of which is about the size of a speck of dust, which we cannot see with our naked.

Tropical bed bugs and common bed bugs are seen in many countries, which is a great problem for those countries. While the Bed Bugs are not sucking our blood, they can hide anywhere, and that is the problem for any household having bed bugs in the house.

There are several ways to get rid of the bed bugs, but if you don’t take precautions, it will feed on your blood and leave you infected, infesting our entire house. So, it is better to take the required measurement before becoming a victim of bed bugs bite.

There are several spot to find where Bed Bugs can hide in your home.

Let’s discuss the process:

  • One should use a flashlight and a stiff, flat-edged object like a credit card or paint scraper, and check around beds, mattresses, and other areas where bed bugs might hide. Try to look for actual bugs, eggs, feces, or molted skin as evidence of an infestation, though the eggs are almost microscopic but they look like poppy seeds. Make sure you look in the cracks, crevices, and folds of fabric and furniture where the bed bugs usually live as it’s easy to suck blood from these things when people sit on it. You must wear protective gloves during the inspection.
  • Bed bugs are usually attracted to warmth and cozy places, so their number one hiding place is in mattresses and beds. Inspect the bedsheets for blood spots bed bugs may have left behind. Be sure to thoroughly inspect the seams, tufts, and folds of your mattress in addition to any corners or crevices of the bed.
  • Bed bugs also like to stay where humans sit or lay idle for long periods of time. Couches, recliners, and even office chairs are their favorite hiding spots. So don’t forget to look beneath furniture, where fabric meets the ends of the furniture, and between seat cushions.
  • Bed bugs can also hide around the perimeter of a room. So it’s better to inspect the edges of baseboards and carpet.

If you find this tedious, then don’t wait; call some professional to help you out.

We know it is not a one man’s job, so it is always better to have some professional handle it.

They will take the required measurements to eradicate your headache regarding bed bugs.

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