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How To Know If You Have A Bed Bug Problem

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It is very important to make sure that you are able to notice the signs of a bed bug infestation as soon as possible in order to get the problem under control. Even if you keep your home very clean, you can still end up with bed bugs. They can be brought into your home by visitors who have them on their clothing or in the blankets they bring over when staying the night. You could accidentally bring them into your home by purchasing used bedding that was in a home that had these little bugs. Just be sure to review the following signs of bed bugs so you will know that it is time to call a bed bug exterminator:

Sudden Appearance Of Blood Stains On Your Sheets

This might be one of the very first things that you notice. People tend to get bit by bed bugs during the night, and this will often result in tiny spots of blood stains on the sheets. Of course, if you use dark-colored sheets, this might be hard to notice. Use light-colored sheets if you want to find out if the tiny bites on your body are happening during the night while you sleep. The blood stains will be tiny and they generally will not be bright red. They will be more of a brown or rust color.

A Pungent Musty Smell In The Room Where The Bed Bugs Are Located

If your bedroom has suddenly started to have a pungent musty smell to it, and this smell is not anywhere else in the house, it could be that you have a bed bug infestation in there. They like to live in the mattress, around the edges of the mattress itself and the box spring, and also in the carpet along the edges of the room. That smell is actually coming from the sweat glands of the bugs, and the only way to get rid of the smell is to get rid of the bed bugs.

You will want to immediately call for bed bug extermination services the moment you realize you have bed bugs in your home. The longer you wait to make that call and get them out of your home, the more they will multiply and the more there are, the harder it will be to get rid of them. You can always call around to see which extermination company is able to come out to your home the soonest, as well as gather information on the type of extermination process they use for bed bugs and what their price point is. This information will help you make the best selection.