Do you have bed bugs? Bed bug detection is not as easy as you may think. Because they are extremely flat and tiny (3-5mm), they are experts at hiding in just about any crack or crevice, making it possible for these parasitic insects to easily go unnoticed for long periods of time. And once bed bugs have taken up residence in your home or business, they can be extremely difficult to get rid of.
Signs of a Bed Bug Infestation
The first indicator of a bed bug problem is often the appearance of bites on your arms, neck, torso, or legs. Other visible signs, include clusters of small blood or
fecal stains, shed bed bug skins, and eggs on your furniture and bedding. You may also find live or dead bed bugs. If so, it is advisable to collect a sample in a closed container and get a professional to identify them.
Where to Find Bed Bugs
Finding bed bugs can be a challenge to the untrained eye. So, it is going to take a little detective work. Bed bugs normally stay close to their food source, which makes the bedroom a prime location to begin your search. Check your mattress, bedding, box spring, headboard, and bed frame for signs of an infestation. As an infestation grows, however, they will normally spread further away from the main feeding area.
With further infestation, bed bugs can also be found behind wallpaper and picture frames, in the folds of curtains, under carpets, in furniture, and even inside clocks, phones, televisions, smoke detectors, and electrical sockets.
Bed Bug Detection Devices
If you can’t find any visible signs of an infestation, there are several devices available on the market that you can use to help detect bed bugs. Bed bug detection products like detectors, monitors, and interceptors are effective tools that can alert you to the early stages of an infestation. Early detection and positive identification are vital when it comes to successfully eliminating bed bugs. If you think you have a bed bug infestation, Solutions Pest Control has the experience, the skilled technicians, and the latest in identification technology to detect and eliminate with bed bug treatments.