Detecting bed bugs can be hard because they are small and can hide in tiny cracks and crevices. They can make their way into your house just about anywhere. Bed bugs can come from the used furniture you just purchased or from the luggage you bought during your recent trip. Usually, the most common evidence of this infestation is found in bedding and on mattresses. Live bed bugs tend to leave clusters of dark brown or black spots of dried excrement on the infested surfaces. Also, they release a subtle, musty odor. Cibolo pest control services can easily detect bed bugs with the right tools and their experience. And they can eliminate the infestation professionally. The following are the most common signs of bed bug infestation:
Bed Bug Shells or Molted Skins
Bed bugs grow with every blood meal as they mature. During this process, they shed their shells to grow bigger. This is a process known as molting. Every bug will molt five times when progressing through every five immature stages. If your bed bug infestation at home is significant enough, you can find thousands of molted skins left behind.
Wherever bed bugs go, they leave liquid waste. Their fecal spots differ from bloodstains. These spots resemble smears or stains that are black or brown. They are often found alongside mattress seams or box spring edges.
Bed bugs live on the outside of their host and feed on its blood. They feed between 5 and 7 days when a host is present.
When bed bugs find the perfect habitat, they reproduce quickly. Female bed bugs lay around 200-250 eggs in their lifetime and are not bigger than 1 millimeter. They are very small and are hard to find. Treating minor bed bug infestations is already challenging and if you have more significant infestations, you must contact pest control experts immediately.