Are These Bed Bugs In My Huntsville Home?

July 30, 2021

When bed bugs get into your Huntsville home, it can be difficult to know that you have them. There are many ways these bugs are secretive. Today, we're going to take a look at the secretive nature of bed bugs and help you decipher the signs of an infestation.

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Tight Spaces

Bed bugs like tight space. They'll not only hide in the compressed space between your mattress and box spring, they'll hide in the seams. This can make it difficult to actually see a bed bug. You may also find them hiding in the seams of upholstered furniture. If you want to know whether or not you have bed bugs in your Huntsville home, you may need to use a debit card or some other tool to probe tight spaces. Doing this process, you may dislodge shed skins, white eggs, or even bring the bed bugs themselves to the surface.

Voids

Bed bugs like to hide in the dark voids within a home, and within the objects in a home. They can be in furniture. They can be in electronics. They can even be inside walls. It is difficult to detect them in these places because it is hard to look inside. But you don't have to. When bed bugs go in and out of a void, they can leave black excrement for you to find. This excrement might be a speck, a smear, or a stain.

Cracks And Crevices 

You can tear your entire bed apart looking for bed bugs and not find them. This is because they can hide inside your bed frame. If you have bed bugs in your frame, you may be able to find them by inspecting your frame with a flashlight. But there is actually an easier way to tell you have bed bugs. It isn't pleasant to think about, but it is important to know. When bed bugs bite you while you're sleeping, they're likely to leave black or brown stains on your pillowcases, sheets, or bedding during the process. If you see these stains, they can alert you to the presence of bed bugs in the room. While it won't specifically let you know that they are in your frame, you'll at least know that you have bugs—and you won't have to tear your bed apart to figure this out.  

Night Time Bugs And Mysterious Bites

Bed bugs have an aversion to light and will most often come out to feed at night. They also have this behavior because they can detect the rise of carbon dioxide. This occurs when you go to sleep. Since they're nocturnal bugs that don't like light, you can have difficulty detecting them during the day, or when you flick a light on to go looking for them. Fortunately—or very unfortunately—these bugs will let you know they're in your home by leaving bites on your skin. But there is something important you need to know about bed bugs bites. They may not be noticeable when you wake up. It can take hours, or even days, for an allergic reaction to a bed bug bite to produce a rash or a bump, which are the visual indicators that you've been bitten. This can make you think you've been bitten by a mosquito, flea, tick, or some other bug. Look for the bites to be in a line or to follow a path across your skin. If several bed bugs bite you, you'll have a bunch of bites. Each bed bug usually feeds three times. These bites will be in one region of your body.

Are You Seeing The Warning Signs?

If you live in Huntsville and you are finding signs of bed bugs in your home, reach out to Custom Pest Control for immediate assistance. You can also contact us for an inspection if you're still uncertain whether or not the bugs you're dealing with are actually bed bugs. We're standing by to help you with all your pest control concerns. 

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