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8 Early Signs of Bed Bugs

Bed bugs are little, crimson insects that feed on both human and animal blood at night. Although most individuals are aware of them, few are aware of the early warning indicators, such as an infestation. They are difficult to eradicate because of their tiny size and capacity for concealment.

They have a huge influence on your life and home, despite their little size. You are not alone in suspecting bed bugs in your house. They are among the most common home pests, and their numbers are increasing.. Here are several early warning indications that your house may have bed bugs.

Fecal Spots

Bed bugs may be to fault if you discover feces on your pillow when you wake up. There won’t be any evidence of bed bug excrement on the mattress or the linens that cover it. They have been known to leave feces on other furniture as well as between the mattress and box spring and below the box spring. They sometimes may be seen eating on your skin since they also consume skin flakes. Sometimes they may produce even in areas where they or their eggs cannot be seen.


Bed bugs bite humans and animals. The bites of bed bugs are often not painful, but they can be itchy and irritating. These bites are often mistaken for mosquito bites or flea bites. Bed bugs have been known to bite in the cracks of the mattress, behind the headboard, and anywhere else they can find a good spot to hide. They will also feed on you while you sleep. Pest control companies often use heat to get rid of infestations. If you have bed bugs, the heat will kill them, but it will also kill you, so take precautions.


Bed bug eggs are small and difficult to discover. They resemble little grains of rice. The eggs are often discovered in mattress seams, box spring seams, upholstered furniture seams, and even beneath wallpaper. In approximately a week, they will hatch and begin preying on people at night. Bed bugs may lay eggs in other people’s beds, sofas, carpets, clothes, linen, luggage, and so on. If you discover them in these locations, they may have already started feeding on people.

Molt Skin

The skin that covers bed bugs molts or sheds. Their old skin will peel away, revealing a patch of dried blood. Because the old skin appears like typical dead skin, it might be difficult to identify whether you have bed bugs.


You may have bed bugs if you see blood patches on your sheets or comforters after sleeping. The deformities might also be caused by flea bites or mosquito bites. Pest elimination must be done with caution. Employees should wear protective suits and masks to prevent mishaps. 

Musty Smell

You may sense a musty odor in your house. Because bed bugs secrete waste products such as feces and body fluids, they may create this stench. Bed bug stink is not as strong as skunk odor, but it may still be detected.

Changes in Pet Behavior

Changes in your pet’s behavior are one of the most common signs that you have bed bugs. Your pet may be acting differently than they usually do. They are attempting to shield themselves from the bites of these insects by working in this manner.

Live or Dead Bugs

The appearance of live bed bugs is the first indicator of bed bugs. Your mattress’ seams and cracks may harbor these pests. Before taking a new mattress home, check it for the presence of these insects if you just bought one.


Bed bugs are a serious problem that may be tough to remove. When you see any signs of bed bugs in your home, contact a reliable pest control company to help you get rid of them.



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