Here are 4 signs of bedbugs to be aware of to avoid an infestation.
Bedbugs have been a serious pest issue in Brooklyn for many years.
If you live here, it is either you have ever come across these bugs or have heard about them from a close person.
This means that every resident should appreciate the fact that these pests can invade or try to enter their homes or businesses anytime.
Your safety against the pests depends on your familiarity with them as well as whether you have put the relevant preventive procedures into place.
Here, we are going to educate you on several common bed bugs signs you have to know so as to spot them as soon as possible whenever they try to encroach your Brooklyn residence or business.
The common bedbug signs include:
Signs of Bedbugs – Small bugs hiding in your bedroom
Bedbugs owe their name to the fact that they tend to live in bedrooms where they can conveniently feed on your blood before retreating to their hideouts which are usually very close to you, perhaps under your mattress or pillow, in the joints of your bed, along the headboard, in spring box or nearby electronic devices like radio, watch or tv, among others.
Some people confuse a bedbug with a tick or small cockroach. However, a bedbug is different from both of them.
An adult bedbug wingless, and oval-shaped when it hasn’t fed recently but the shape of its body changes to look like that of a balloon while the colour turns reddish brown if it has had a blood meal recently. creamish, translucent bugs in the hidden areas of your bedroom could also be bedbugs, but at nymph stage.
Other than the colour and of course smaller bodies, young bedbugs look like their adult counterparts and can suck blood from a host (animal or human being).
Signs of Bedbugs – Small bumps on your skin in the morning
Bedbugs suck your blood while you are asleep but interestingly, their bites are painless since their saliva has a numbing chemical substance.
These pests are usually interested in the exposed skin areas such as the face, arms, legs and neck and that’s why the inflammations related to their bites are mostly found in these areas.
If you have a sensitive body, the bites will make the affected skin areas to swell or even become itchy, minutes, hours or days later.
If you wake up in the morning and find red and itchy inflammations on your skin, that could be a telltale sign of bedbug presence at the place where you slept.
Nevertheless, one or even two red welts are not necessarily as a result of bedbug bites but rather bites by other insects such as mosquitoes.
Bedbug bites are usually somehow uniform and form linear clusters of three to five bites.
Signs of Bedbugs – Blood stained sheets
Once you notice the bites mentioned above on your skin, the next thing you should check is your bed sheets to see if they have bloody stains which are usually the bedbug calling cards.
The stains could be as a result of your slightly bleeding skin after a bedbug bite.
It could also be that you accidentally crushed some bedbugs while you were rolling in your bed at night and they discharged the blood that they had just fed on, hence staining your sheets.
Signs of Bedbugs – A sudden unpleasant odor
Bedbugs release alarm pheromones through the glands on their lower parts of their bodies.
The smell cannot be easily sensed where there just a few bedbug but very intense in case of a heavy infestation.
The smell is likened to the aroma of coriander by some people while others say that it is like that of wet, moldy clothes or shoes.
Those are some of the most prominent bedbug signs that you ought to watch out in your Brooklyn home or office.
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