The Expert Guide to Prevent and Kill Bed BugsJune 13, 2023
Learn More About Bed BugsJune 13, 2023
Identifying the Signs of Bed Bugs can Help Eliminate an Infestation Faster
Early Signs of Bed Bugs
Infestation can become a notorious issue if not detected early. The first signs of Bed Bugs are often subtle. With finding only one sign does not mean you are facing a Bed Bugs, instead you need to investigate deeper. They can disrupt your sleep and will gradually spread to other corners of your home if not eliminated efficiently.
Therefore, it is important to look for signs of Bed Bugs and identify them early.
Mattress that are infested with Bed Bugs have stains and marks. Often dark brown to black spots on bed sheets, pillowcases, mattress and box spring. Bed Bugs are not neat and these scattered spots are from their faecal matters. Bed Bugs can hide in narrow cracks and seams and may be tough to spot.
Bites from a Bed Bugs are commonly mistaken for mosquito and other insect bites. They will only bite during night time and often unnoticed throughout the blood meal. Bed Bugs bites are in clusters of red bumps in a zigzag pattern, each cluster has around 3 to 5 bites. Eventually, their bites eventually turn and for sensitive skin it can cause significant skin allergies.
Eggs and Eggshells
An adult female Bed Bug lays oval shaped, white in colour eggs after mating and a blood meal. The eggs are usually found in cracks and crevices. Due to the the eggs are being very smaller than the apple seed, they are easily missed and overlooked. You can also keep a look out for their empty eggshells white to beige in colour scattered around the infested area.
They can be seen as a peel structures under and at corners of the bedsheets, pillowcases, or mattress. They are the remaining of the outer shell that is being shed by the Bed Bugs. The reason for them to shed skin is to grow and some goes through moulting for about 60 times per lifespan. Bed Bug skin shed prove useful to confirmation and identifying the problem.
There are two reasons why they leave stains, firstly blood may have dripped from your body after they feed. Secondly, they give out blood from the rectal area while crawling back to their hiding spot. The stains appear to be seen as rusty or reddish brown specks or dark spots. These stains are visible on bedsheets, pillows, comforters, mattresses, and even furniture
Bed Bugs have scent glands that produces a musty odour to communicate with other Bed Bugs near the affected area. The smell may resemble sweet, or to some a kind of musty smell from a bad rotten fruit. Bed bug faeces are mainly just to digested their blood meal, contains iron that gives off a nasty metal rust smell.
Changes in Pet Behaviour
Even though Bed Bugs prefer to feed on humans for a blood meal, they can go after your pets too. You may find your pet acting restless and get irritated easily, scratching more often than usual. Commonly, fleas or ticks are the type of species that gets attached to your pet body. Nonetheless even Bed Bugs can feed on them.
Dead or Alive Bed Bugs
In location with a heavy Bed Bug infestation, you can identify those live or dead Bed Bugs easily. They usually hide in dark areas, like under the mattress. Some are found well hidden in cracks and crevices, on walls, or even around power socket. They will hide in furniture and areas accessible to their food source.
Treating Bed Bug Bites
BedBug Bites Home Remedy
If there is no signs of a serious allergic reaction, you can often treat the BedBug bites treatment at home. Before treating Bed Bug bites you need to wash the bites gently with soap and water. This is to prevent a skin infection and help bring down the itch. If the bites still itch, you can apply calamine lotion to it.
Bed Bug bites normally heal and will go away within a week. Creams such as calamine lotion, balm or hydrocortisone are well known to help ease as well. If you have an allergy reaction due to multiple amount of Bed Bug bites. Please take note of your symptoms and visit the doctor.
Ultimately Innovative Pest Control Services is the best Bed Bug Control and BedBugs exterminator in Singapore. The Bed Bug treatments will get rid of the pest problems permanently.