The first step is to roll up your sleeves and start looking for them.
Bed bugs are tiny, nocturnal insects that are masters at hiding just about anywhere in your home.
Check your mattress, bedding, box spring, headboard, and bed frame; bed bugs don’t live far form their food source.
Visible signs of a bed bug infestation include clusters of small red or brown spot stains, shed bed-bug skins, and eggs on your bedding and mattress.
They 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.
If you do find live or dead bed bugs, we recommend that you collect a sample in a closed container and bring it to a professional pest control company for positive identification.
You need to correctly identify the pest before you can plan an effective treatment.
Early detection is vital when it comes to successfully eliminating bed bugs. If you think you have a bed bug problem, it is important to act quickly.
You may find this Bed Bug Information helpful.