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Top 3 Signs Of Bed Bugs

While bed bugs are a problem all year long, they tend to populate more in the warmer months. Whether you notice something crawling around or in your bed, or you notice a few itchy red bumps on your skin, bed bugs are common and sometimes hard to recognize. That’s why our team here at Best Home & Property Service is here to help you understand the top 3 signs of a bed bug infestation.

They Molt Their Skin

Bed Bugs are small (~5mm, or the size of an apple seed), reddish-brown, and shaped like a tiny almond, yet their sizes can vary depending on their age. Bed Bugs will molt up 5 times until they are fully mature and they will leave small spots of dried blood on the sheets and walls after feeding. If you have any questions regarding a bed bug infestation, please don’t hesitate to contact us. 

Look For Bites

Often confused with other bug bites, bed bugs tend to create red, itchy, bite marks in a line. These warm-blooded bloodsucking parasites are always searching for their next blood meal. It’s common for bed bug bites to burn, itch, and cause a rash that’s localized to a specific area. If you notice bites or any other signs of a bed bug infestation, please contact our team. 

They Leave Fecal Spots

After a delicious bloody meal, it’s time for these pests to use the bathroom, so to speak. Bed bugs leave dark brown and black spots which are fecal spots of blood that’s been digested and excreted. These spots can be easily recognizable as bed bugs are always on the move looking for their next meal. 

While these are just the most common signs of a bed bug infestation, our pest professionals can spot other signs of an infestation if you’re unsure. When it comes to pest problems, waiting is one of the worst things you can do. We’re here to help you anyway we can! Feel free to reach out with any questions or concerns you may have!