Bed Bugs: Signs to watch for!
Bed bugs can be difficult to detect, but here are a few signs that indicate they may be lurking in your home or property.
These parasitic insects can be difficult to detect, but here are a few signs that indicate they may be lurking in your home or property.
Looking for these signs now can help you catch a bed bug problem before it becomes a serious infestation:
- Fecal Matter: Bed bugs tend to leave behind small spots that look like black pepper. These spots are often found near the corners of your mattress, around electrical outlets (especially outlets hidden by your bed), and on the wall behind your bed.
- Blood: Often, when this parasitic insect feeds on us, it leaves a blood spot behind when it detaches from our body. That blood spot usually ends up on bedsheets.
- Shed Skins: When a bed bug grows, it will shed its exoskeleton. You may find the shed skins in a home where bugs are living and feeding.
- Bugs: Tiny, flat, almond-shaped, reddish insects that look like this:
The best way to know for sure if there are bugs in your home is to have a professional K9 Scent Detection team inspect your property.
Bed bugs are nocturnal and dwell in tiny cracks and crevices until it’s time to feed on human hosts in the night. So, you may never see them. Often you need more than just a visual inspection to detect them.
That’s where Maggie comes in. Dogs’ heightened sense of smell, plus specialized training, allows Maggie to detect bugs that human inspections can miss.
Early detection and extermination is key! Bed bugs multiply quickly; a female bug can produce over 5,000 spawn within 6 months, and the pests can live up to 18 months. Waiting to exterminate can mean the difference between a controllable issue and a major infestation that is more difficult and expensive to get rid of.
Maggie and I will find those bed bugs for you and provide you some peace of mind. To schedule a time for us to inspect your home or property, call me at (408) 389-4225 or email me at Jay@k9bugfinder.net.