Common Signs of a Bed Bug Infestation
Although bed bugs don’t have nests, they tend to gather in areas that can be marked by dark spotting and staining of dried excrement. Eggs, shells, brownish skins of nymphs, and the bugs themselves will be present.
With a bed bug infestation, insects leave the following telltale signs behind:
- Reddish, rust-colored stains
- Bed bug excrement, which leaves behind dark, ink-like spots
- Shedded (molted) nymph skins
- Bed bug eggs or egg shells
- Live bed bugs
Where Can Bed Bugs Live?
If you suspect bed bugs have invaded your area, it’s best to check every nook and cranny to see how far they’ve spread. The most common areas bed bugs thrive in include:
- Couch or chair seams
- Drawer joints
- Underneath loose wallpaper
- Near electrical outlets
- Around door frames
- Along edge of ceiling
Bed bugs have endless options when it comes to adequate hiding spaces, so make sure to check even the smallest of areas. Bed bugs prefer to hide close to where they feed, but they’ve been documented to travel 100-150 feet to obtain a blood meal.
Ban Bed Bugs from Your Bedroom with Burns Pest Elimination
If you think you have a bed bug infestation but you’re having a difficult time finding them, Burns Pest Elimination can help. With our highly trained. bed-bug-sniffing K-9 unit and experienced pest control professionals, we can target bed bugs in your home wherever they may be hiding.
Because bed bugs are resilient and can live up to a year without a blood meal, it’s imperative to contact the pros at Burns as quickly as you can to ensure all bed bugs are properly eliminated. Schedule your pest inspection today!