Bed Bug Inspection
Bed bug Inspection Service
Bed bug visual inspection
The most common sign of a bed bug infestation is bites. You will find them in a row or clusters and look like flat or raised red bumps. Bed bug bites usually appear on the arms, shoulders, neck and face. Some people have no reaction to the bites. Good news is that bed bugs don't spread any disease but their bites can be very itchy. In the case of allergic reaction to the rashes, hives or blisters, contact your family doctor.
Blood stains are another sign of a bed bug infestation. Many people don't bother to look at their mattress or sheets and will miss these signs. The stains look like tiny reddish or rusty-coloured stains or smears. These blood stains are not necessary from you but when you squash a fed bed bug during your sleep. So, if you wake up covered in bed bug bites and your sheets are littered with bed bug blood stains, it’s a pretty clear indication you’ve got a bed bug infestation.
When bed bugs defecate and it dries up, it will look like dark or black stains on your sheets, box spring or mattress. They can be found almost anywhere in areas bed bugs hang out.
As part of your inspection, you can also look for bed bug eggs and empty shells. If you have an infestation, you will find a lot of them. A single female can lay over 5 eggs a day, and about 500 eggs in her lifetime. Bed bug eggs are tiny and range from translucent to white in colour. Spotting them takes a little closer investigation. Sometimes a magnifying glass could help.
When bed bugs (nymphs) grow, they shed their skin. This is their empty exoskeleton that is often clear in colour. Before reaching maturity, they do this process 5 times. In a bed bug infested room, you will find tons of shells laying around.