It is important to make sure that you are determining if you may have an infestation of bedbugs as soon as possible. This way, you will be able to get in touch with a bed bug exterminator so they can be dealt with before they spread to other beds in the home, or even in the beds of friends and extended family members. Here are some of the signs that you will want to look for:
Blood Stained Sheets
The thing to remember with this is that you are not going to see large pools of blood and the blood will not be bright red. Bed bugs are extremely tiny, so when they are biting you throughout the night, the amount of blood that will be drawn will be minimal and by the time you wake up, it will be dried so it might appear to be browner in color than red. Look closely at your sheets to see if you notice a lot of little specks of dried blood. If you normally use dark colored sheets, you will want to swap them out for white sheets for a few nights. This will make it a lot easier to notice blood.
Tiny Red Marks On Your Skin
Since the bed bugs feast on you during the night, they will leave some damage to your skin. Again, since they are so tiny, the damage is minimal but it should still be visible. The marks may appear to be very tiny red spots on your skin and they may appear in little patches. This is because the bed bugs may continue to bite as they move along your skin. Depending on the sensitivity of your skin, they may be very itchy and unlike any other skin irritation that you might be used to.
Eggs And Skins Left Behind In The Grooves Of Your Mattress
These might be things that are more likely to be noticed along the edge of the mattress when you remove the fitted sheet. You might notice pale yellow skin casings that were left behind because the bed bug outgrew it. You might notice tiny dark specks of eggs and you might need a magnifying glass to see these things a little easier. However, if you do notice them, no matter how tiny they are, they are another sign that you need to call an exterminator.
Call the bed bug exterminator as soon as you can in order to get the earliest possible appointment. The last thing you want is for this problem to be left alone, as the bed bugs will continue to multiply and they could take over your entire home.