by Dylan Bowen April 08, 2022 2 min read
Its important find a bed bug infestation in its early days before it grows and gets bigger. It’s a lot easier and costs less to deal with a minor infestation than a large widespread infestation. But lower-level infestations are a lot more difficult to find and accurately identify. Insects such as carpet beetles get mistaken for bed bugs quite frequently as they look very similar, if you make a mistake when identifying a bed bug infestation then it allows the bed bugs more time to spread to other parts of the house or even catch a ride to someone to another house and start a brand-new infestation.
Bites on the skin are not an accurate sign of a bed bug infestation. Bed bug bites can look like other insect bites such as mosquitoes or chiggers, and the rashes are like eczema or other fungal infections.
A more precise way to recognize a potential infestation is to look for physical signs of bed bugs. You can look for these signs when you are cleaning, changing the bedding, or staying somewhere other than your home, you should keep an eye out for:
When bed bugs aren’t feeding, they hide in many different places. Places such as around the bed, found near the plumbing, joints and tags of the mattress and box springs and in the gaps on the bed frame and headboard.
If the room has a large infestation, then you might find bed bugs:
As bed bugs are small, they can squeeze into extremely small hiding places. This is why they are difficult to find as they can slip into areas they are to small for us to look into such as holes in the wall or under wallpaper.
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