Signs of a Bed Bug Infestation

“Goodnight, don’t let the bed bugs bite” is a popular saying that many people around the world have spoken to children. But for many people, this is a hope that the bed bugs really do not bite them in the middle of the night. Bed bugs were unheard of nearly 10 years ago, but today, many of the nation’s cities are infested with them. So how do you know if your home is infested with bed bugs? Let’s look at some signs that your home has these bugs.

Physical Evidence Found in Your Room

While bed bugs may hide in your home, there is some physical evidence that can be found in your bedroom. Some signs of bed bugs include exoskeletons or shed bed bug skins, fecal stains on your mattress and bedding, and blood stains on your sheets or your pajamas. As the bed bugs grow, they shed their exoskeleton, leaving them behind. These bugs also leave behind fecal stains, which are smears or stains that are dark brown or even black. You may also notice blood on your sheets or pajamas from their bites.

Symptoms of a Bed Bug Bite

If the bed bugs do bite, you may notice some obvious symptoms. These symptoms include raised, red welts; burning and itching; a rash across a localized area; and straight lines of multiple bites. These signs usually appear in clusters and are associated with the aftermath of the bugs feeding.

If you find bed bugs in your home, it is important to in a professional pest management company like Eco Care for an extermination service. A professional extermination service will help eliminate the current infestation and help prevent the bugs from returning to your home. For more information on eliminating bed bugs from your home, call Eco Care today!

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From bed bugs to stink bugs, Eco Care does it all! A family owned and operated company, Eco Care has been serving central Maryland for more than 55 years. Eco Care works with a scientific approach to getting rid of the pests in your home for good. With specially trained field technicians, we can help your home stay pest free for good! For more information on our services, call Eco Care today!