How to conduct an initial assessment for bed bugs in your home.

Obviously the majority of the population has never been formally trained in the “art” of bed bug detection. So confirming the presence of bed bugs requires very close examination of your entire bedroom, your bed mattress, mattress springs, bed framing, bedroom fixtures, and other bedroom furniture.  You should also inspect other areas in your home that you or your family spend extended amounts of time either resting or sleeping, like sofas or recliners.

If you suspect that you’ve got some bed bugs hanging out in your bedroom or home, there are a handful of signs you can look for as evidence of bed bug presence.  Carefully inspect your mattress, sheets, and other bedding for dark stains resulting from dried fecal matter left by a bed bug.  During this inspection, also keep your eye open for reddish stains on your bedding that may be a result of a crushed bed bug or a one that gorged itself.

Approximately 1/8 the size and shape of a grain of rice, bed bug eggs are also considered a clear sign of their presence, and can be found during a detailed inspection of your home.  The presence of bed bug eggs obviously means they were left there by an adult bed bug.  Adult bed bugs usually mature in about 30 days and hang around from 6-12 months, during which time they leave lots of evidence that they’ve staked up a spot near your bed or other resting area.  During this time a bed bug will shed its skin multiple times in a process called “ecdysis” within bed bugs instar stages of growth. A close inspection of your bed and bedding will uncover these exoskeletons if indeed you have a bed bug problem.

Either way, if you suspect that you’ve been a sleeping meal for some bed bugs lately, give us a call at Bye Bye Bed Bugs so that one of our technicians can schedule an appointment to throughly inspect your home.  If we find the presence of bed bugs in your home, we will set up a custom eradication plan to rid yourself and your home of these nasty invaders.  Don’t hesitate, contact the leading bed bug eradication company in San Diego County Today.

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