Bed Bugs Symptoms – Spot Them Early

Bed bugs are the worst pest out there. Luckily we know the bed bugs symptoms and signs of bed bugs UK, so you can get the right bed bug treatment in London. Bed bug control is so important. Here we are going to give you bed bugs symptoms and how you can spot the early signs of an infestation.

Bed bugs are super crafty and hide in hard to spot places. They feed on our blood, and live in the cracks and crevices where we stay, sleep and sit for long periods of time. Remember that bed bug infestations don’t just happen in dirty places. Bed bugs don’t discriminate, and will infest anywhere from the dirtiest slums to the nicest room at The Ritz.

 

Common Bed Bugs Symptoms And Signs

The bed bug is normally an oval sort of shape, and has a reddish brown colour. Their bodies are flattened, but you can see them with the naked eye. Because of this flattened shape, they can hide in loads of different cracks and crevices. They can even crawl into different rooms and spread the infestation even further without you knowing.

Bed Bug Anatomy

Knowing the symptoms of a bed bug infestation and getting it treated earlier on is far cheaper and easier than treating a full blown infestation. Bed bugs are often mistaken for other pests, and this gives them more time to spread. Look out for the early signs of bed bugs – their bites, stains and eggs. This is the best way you can stop an infestation from happening before it becomes serious.

Bed bugs thrive in most environments – they’re a really hardy pest. They can even live up to a year without needing to eat. So just leaving the house and waiting for the bed bugs to die isn’t really an option. Females can lay 200 to 500 eggs in a lifetime, which is how an infestation gets out of hand very quickly.

 

Finding Bed Bugs

If you think you’ve found a bed bug, inspect it up close to give you a clue to whether you’re dealing with an infestation. Bed bugs can look different depending on if they’ve fed lately. You’re best bet is to contain the bug and get your local pest controller to come and have a look to see what you’re dealing with. If it’s a bed bug control problem, you will need treatment immediately.

 

bed bugs symptoms guide

 

Bed Bugs Bites

Bed bugs feed by biting us and ingesting our blood. This is a great early warning sign you have bed bugs. Bed bug bites are usually on your most exposed areas of skin like your arms, legs, face, shoulders, neck and hands. Bites normally appear in small groups together in the same area, but you may also be bitten in lines.

Bed bug bites have symptoms of their own. They normally itch, form a red welt, may burn, may blister and swell up. All in all, you don’t want to bitten by bed bugs. Bites are the earliest warning sign you can get for a bed bug infestation. They will normally mainly bite at night, but you won’t feel them because the bites are painless at the time.

 

bed bug bites

 

If you’ve been noticing bites on your skin when you wake up, it could be bed bugs you’re dealing with. Even if it’s not, it’s better not to take any chances and get a pest controller out to your property immediately.

 

Bed Bug Stains

Bed bugs stain your sheets and you can spot these stains as an early sign of bed bugs. These stains may look like blood, or even rust coloured spots. The rust coloured stains are actually the bed bugs faeces.

Remember that bed bugs shed their skin and leave this behind in your house too. So along with any recently hatched eggs you may be finding their skin around too. They are normally clear coloured and can be hard to spot. This shed skin may also trigger allergies in some people when they get into the air.

Not only should you look for bed bugs on your sheets, you should also inspect your mattress and around your bed frame too. A bed bug infested mattress is a very serious thing that has to be dealt with properly by a professional pest controller.

Bed bugs are the most difficult pest to get rid of for pest controllers. Treatment is extensive but important to full eliminate the bed bug control problem. Here at Empire we use heat treatment to get rid of bed bugs because it’s the most effective treatment that kills bed bugs at every stage of life. If you would like to talk to us more about professional bed bug extermination, get in touch with us today.