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Signs & Symptoms of Bed Bugs

Bed Bug signs

What are the Signs of Bed Bugs?

You should regularly inspect all sheets and pillowcases for small brown blood stains (fecal spots) and inspect seams and folds of mattresses for live insects and bloodstains.Bed bugs usually stay close to the feeding areas so look for bed bugs in the areas where they congregate including along mattress seams, in the frames of beds or the headboards, behind baseboards and under carpet edges. Bed bugs can also hide behind pictures, door & window casings, loose wallpaper & any cracks.

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Bed bugs typically hide during the daytime, so it can often be very difficult to spot them. If you don’t see the actual bed bugs look for tiny, rust-coloured stains that they leave behind on mattress tags and seams, ceilings, under seat cushions and behind headboards. Keep an eye out for blood stains on mattresses, sheets, pillows or bed clothes and keep an eye out for potential hiding places, such as buckling wallpaper or carpet, and conditions that can attract bed bugs like excessive heat or moisture.

What Do Bed Bugs Look Like?

  • Oval shaped and flat
  • Six legs
  • Two antennae
  • Cannot fly
  • Short, golden body hair

Where Do They Hide?

Bed bugs can hide just about anywhere; this is what can make detecting bed bugs can be so difficult. Typical hiding places are mattress seams , behind pictures, box springs, in curtains, behind headboards, in sofas, behind baseboards, bed frames, along carpet edges and night stands.

Are bed bugs just in beds?

Bed bugs are not just in beds although they usually hide within 3 to 6 feet of their feeding area.

Spotting The Signs Of Bed Bugs

You should regularly inspect all sheets and pillowcases for small brown blood stains (fecal spots) and inspect the seams and folds of mattresses for live insects and bloodstains. Bed bug stains on a pillow

Bed bugs usually stay close to the feeding areas so look in the areas where they congregate including along mattress seams, in the frames of beds or the headboards, behind baseboards and under carpet edges. Bed bugs can also hide behind pictures, door and window casings, loose wallpaper and any cracks. Bed bugs found on a mattress seam

Bed bugs typically hide during in the daytime, so it can often be very difficult to spot them. If you don’t see the actual bed bugs look for tiny, rust-coloured stains that they leave behind on mattress tags and seams, ceilings, under seat cushions and behind headboards. Bed bug stains on a mattress tag

Keep an eye out for potential hiding places, such as buckling wallpaper or carpet, and conditions that can attract bed bugs like excessive heat or moisture.

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