If you are waking up with bites on your legs that are itchy, you may have bed bugs. Bed bugs can easily get into a home in many ways and once they do, it can be difficult to get them out. Keep reading to learn signs that you have bed bugs, as well as what you can do to make them leave.
Signs You Have Bed Bugs
Bed bugs will mostly be around your bed, so this is where you need to start looking. First, look at your pillowcases and sheets to see if you see any bloodstains on them. You may also see rusty, dark spots on your sheets, pillowcases, and mattress. This is caused by the bed bug excrement. Look for eggshells in the rims of your mattress. You may also smell a musty odor that is from the bed bug's glands.
Take the mattress off your bed and inspect it completely. Bed bugs love to hide anywhere they can get to so they will generally be found in the seams around the mattress. Remove your sheets and pillowcases and wash them in the hottest setting that you can. Do the same for blankets, comforters, etc. that are on your bed.
Bedbugs can also be found in other places, such as in the box spring, the headboard, and bed frame. Bed bugs can only live on blood so they will stay as close as they can to people they can bite on during the night.
Remove Bed Bugs
Contact a pest control company if you see signs that you have bed bugs. You may consider doing this on your own but whatever you do will likely not work. This is because bed bugs can be hard to kill and hard to find.
A pest control company has pesticides they will use to spray your mattress, bedframe, carpeting, etc. The pest control contractor will also know where to look for bed bugs in other areas, such as on curtains, inside drawers, and many other places they like to hide.
The pest control contractor will likely want to come more than once to spray your home. This is because you never know if there are eggs that did not get killed and if they hatched you would have the problem again.
The pest control company can give you much more information about bed bug removal and how to prevent them from getting into your home in the future.Share