Some topics are not fun to talk about, bed bugs being one of those topics. However, the fact is that bed bugs have become quite a problem in many areas, so it is good to know how to spot them and what you should do if you find them in your home.
It helps to start by knowing what a bed bug looks like. A bed bug usually has a rust-colored body and is flat and oval in shape. They are extremely small in size, so it is more likely you will know you have bed bugs by what they leave behind. For example, you may observe small spots on the mattress of bedsheets, this is the result of fecal matter or body fragments. You may notice a musty odor. Bed bugs also bite, leaving you with itchy bumps on your skin.
How do bed bugs get into your home? Because they are so small, it is easy to inadvertently transport bed bugs from one place to another. If you have stayed in a hotel or visited somewhere that has them, you could have brought them home with you. Remember, too, that bed bugs do not just live in beds, they can also be found in soft furnishings, clothing, picture frames, books, etc.
If you find bed bugs in your home, what should you do? Firstly, stay calm. If you panic, you may end up trying to get rid of them by any means necessary, and probably end up making the problem worse. The best thing to do is to contact a pest control company that specializes in bed bug removal.