When you are sure of a bedbug infestation in your home, you will find many signs that will prove the same. You might find itchy and red welts on your skin which you are unsure of what caused them, among many other signs. To begin, you need to check the room for punaises de lit qui piquent and really confirm before you go for treatment. This article will help you for the same.
- Blood spots
They look dark, red and round. This is the most common sign of a recent bed bug feeding. But, they aren’t still the most confirming factor for a bed bug infestation. This is because apart from the bed bug, there are more bloodsucking species who leave these spots behind.
- Fecal droppings
They leave these thin and dark streaks behind when they digest their recent blood meal. These droppings are composed of heavily digested blood. When you dab on them with a wet cloth they smear red.
- Shed skins
Like many other invertebrates, the bed bugs are required to shed their exoskeletons as they grow. When one shell become cramped, they shed it and cultivate a new and roomier shell in that space. As the bed bugs require a small blood meal to survive, seeking these skins means bed bugs have been feeding on someone nearby.
- Bed bugs, themselves
When you actually find a bed bug, take notice of their shape, size, and color. Bed bugs are usually round with a pointed build. Their shell looks like a dark reddish brown and they grow about the size of an apple seed. They have six legs, no wings, and short antennae. Ensure it is a bed bug before you confirm an infestation.
- Inspect your bed for infestation
Begin by inspecting your bedsheets on all sides of the mattresses, the surface as well as the underside. Inspect the seams of the mattress and elevate the seams to inspect under where they are usually found. Also, lift up the mattress off the box spring and inspect underneath, then inspect the seams as well as the underside of the box spring.
- Check your tiles
When your room has hardwood or tile floors, you can shine a flashlight along the cracks or space between the floor panels. Keep in mind that a bed bug has a flat body build that can hide at any slim space where your credit card can easily fit. Use a card or something as slim as a card to scrape along cracks and crevices to find what might be hiding in them.