Signs of Bed Bugs in Middlesex County
Bedbugs are very cunning pests when it comes to concealing their presence. If you are not keen, you may live with them under one roof in for many days or months without noticing their presence. Some people are not even aware how a bedbug looks like and for that case, even if they bump on it, they just think it is a cockroach or just any harmless insect. Some residents of Middlesex County are caught by surprise when a pest control technician tells them that their homes, cars, or hotels have bedbugs because an association with tiny pests comes with a lot of shame. One of the most common questions they ask themselves after receiving such heartbreaking information is “ How comes I did not notice the bugs before they become so many?”
Well, if you want to avoid the above question, here are the major signs to look for to identify a bedbug or establish a bedbug infestation.
Wherever there are bedbugs, you are most likely to see small spots with a color resembling that of rust. The spots are the excreta discharged by the bugs once they are done with feeding on human or animal blood. The stains are mostly found near the places where people rest, for instance on beddings, at the edges of a sofa cover, carpet and other such upholstered items. Therefore, if you see these spots, it advisable to have your place inspected properly to find out if actually there is a bedbug infestation and the exact affected areas.
Tiny, brown exoskeletons
The body of a bedbug is covered with an external skeleton which supports and protects the pest. Just like humans who outgrow their clothes hence the need for bigger ones now and then as they grow, bedbugs also need new skeletons with larger sizes as they develop. Although there are many other insects which shed off their skeletons, an exoskeleton of a bedbug is unique since it is oval in shape, small, and has a brown colour.
Itchy skin swellings at night
Bedbugs want to take all their valuable time to suck your blood without hurry. For that reason, they are normally active at night when you are too sleepy to disturb them as they feast on the blood. Although not painful, a bedbug bite causes a red and itchy welt. In case of a severe infestation or you have an oversensitive skin, bedbug bites can render you sleepless. Therefore, if you find yourself tossing in your bed a lot during the night as a result of itchy swellings, that is likely to be a bedbug issue.
There is normally a strange odor wherever there are bedbugs in large numbers as a result of the pheromones released from the scent glands of these pests. The smell is almost similar to that of a wet towel.
Live, tiny insects
If you see any of the above signs, you can check the common hideouts where bedbugs retreat after feeding. These places include mattress seams, carpet edges, closet, bed edges and areas near a bed, for instance inside telephones, electrical outlets or books. Do you know how a bedbug looks like? Well, it is a tiny insect with a size like that of an apple seed (about 5mm). Middlesex County bedbugs are reddish-brown in colour and have flat bodies. However, a bedbug may appear swollen and bright red if you are seeing it within a few days following its feeding.
These are some of the telltale signs of a bedbug infestation. A comprehensive inspection is supposed to be carried out on your premise if you notice any of these signs to ascertain if there’s a bedbug infestation.