Now that we’re all aware of how vulnerable we are, how can we accurately identify bed bugs? Bed bugs are parasitic pests that have flat, oval-shaped bodies that become elongated and swollen after feeding. They are reddish-brown in color and measure up to 3/16 of an inch long. Since bed bugs are nocturnal, meaning they typically only come out at night, it’s very difficult to catch them in the act of feeding. Here are some signs you can look out for.
Bed bugs leave bloodstains on bedding and sheets after they’re done feeding. They also leave behind eggshell casings and dark excrement spots around their harborage areas. Another telltale sign is if you wake up with a line of tiny red bites that you didn’t go to sleep with the night before.
If you suspect bed bug activity inside your property, the safest thing to do is call in the professionals at Bullseye K-9 Detection.