If you have a bed bug problem, early identification is your best line of defense. The sooner you identify an infestation, the easier it is to treat it. If bed bugs become widespread throughout your home or business, it may require a higher cost and greater effort to get rid of bed bugs. Knowing how to identify an infestation can help you with early detection.
Keep in mind that it is easy to misidentify a bed bug infestation. Carpet beetles are often commonly mistaken for a bed bug infestation. If you misidentify bed bugs as carpet beetles and treat the issue incorrectly, you will give bed bugs a chance to further spread throughout your home or business. Make sure you identify the issue properly and work with a professional as soon as you confirm an infestation.
Hundreds to thousands of people pass through the doors of a hotel each year, making it easy for bed bugs to spread. If you are planning a trip that requires a stay in a hotel room, you will need to check for bed bugs. When you first arrive at your hotel, do not take your belongings out of your suitcase. Instead, place the suitcase in the bathtub or on a rack in the closet to keep it off the floor.
You will need a flashlight – the one on your cellphone will work just fine – and a credit card to check your room. Remove all the bedding from the bed and check the seams of the mattress. Use your credit card underneath the folded seams so you can get a good look. Use the flashlight to illuminate the area, making it easier for you to see.
Look for deep brown, black, or red spots. You should also look for bed bugs, whether alive or dead. Bed bugs feed on blood, so their feces may appear red, brown, or black. Bed bugs are approximately 4mm long, so while small, you can easily see them. Make sure you check all corners of the mattress. Spread the sheets back over the bed and check the bedding carefully for spots or bugs, too.
Next, you will want to inspect all upholstered furniture in the room. Bed bugs stick to dark places, so they will likely hold in folds or seams. Inspect the seams of furniture carefully for signs of bed bugs. You will also need to check the curtains in your room. Finally, check headboard, nightstands, and dressers. Search grooves, corners, and cracks carefully using your flashlight. If you find bed bugs, grab your things, exit the room, and report it to hotel staff immediately.
Checking your home works like a hotel inspection, except you likely have more to check. Hotel rooms are small, contained areas. Your home, on the other hand, is larger. You will need to check every room of your home, not just your bedrooms. You will perform the same inspections on your mattress, bedding, bedframe, nightstands, dressers, upholstered furniture, and curtains.
Make sure you check every room in your home, such as the living room. Even if you do not have carpet in certain rooms, it is best to check if the room contains anything upholstered. Make sure you contact a professional immediately at the first sign of an infestation. A professional will have to come in, confirm the presence of bed bugs, and treat the problem using various extermination methods. Hire the Exterminators to get a warranty for the job. Call the Exterminators at 647-496-2211 and we will deal with your bed bugs problem and guarantee the complete removal of these awful insects, we also offer bed bug control products in our online store.