How to check for bed bugs?
Bed bugs prefer to feed on exposed skin preferably the face, neck arms and ankles of a sleeping person. Bed bug bites can lead to many health impacts including allergic symptoms, skin rashes and psychological effects. The bites are usually itchy and can range from being invisible to blisters. Bed bug bites are not known to transmit any infectious diseases.
So, how do you know if you have bed bugs? When looking for signs of bed bugs you may see small brown blood spots or stains on mattresses or bedding as well as around cracks or crevices on bed frames or into skirting or floorboards. You may also be able to smell an unpleasant sweet sickly scent. Due to them being predominantly nocturnal if you see them in daylight this generally means a large infestation. The best way to be sure of whether you have a bed bug problem is to call in a professional as they will know the signs to look for and where bed bugs will be hiding.
If you think you have a bed bug problem and want to protect yourself, customers and your business against the threat bed bugs can bring, then be sure to contact Eraserpest who will advise you on the best treatment.