How to Detect Bed Bugs
Detecting bed bugs can be difficult, as they are small in size and able to hide in tiny cracks and crevices. However, evidence of a bed bug infestation may be found in bedding and on mattresses. Live bed bugs leave clusters of dark brown or black spots of dried excrement on infested surfaces. Bed bugs also exude a subtle, sweet, musty odor.
Bed bugs have flattened wingless, brown or reddish-brown bodies. They can be found in bed sheets, box springs, walls, clothing and luggage. They prefer tight crevices and dark locations where they can remain hidden and protected. Mattresses and other furniture may also host these parasitic insects.
Bed bugs are easily transported into previously non-infested dwellings.
If you have detected a bed bug infestation within your home, contact a pest control professional to discuss treatment options.