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How To Know If You Have Bed Bugs

Bed bugs are everywhere, although they were nearly exterminated during the 1950's and 1960's because of the widespread use of DDT. Bed bugs are coming back and it seems nothing can stop them now.

You may think that if you regularly clean your household that there is no way that bed bugs could possibly invade your home. Wrong. Having bed bugs at home does not mean that your home is filthy. Both clean and unclean house can be infested with bed bugs.

So, how do you know if you have bed bugs?

Many people do not realize that bed bugs are living with them. They don't even know what bed bugs look like.

Unlike cockroaches, that shamelessly show themselves, bed bugs are 'shy' insects. They crawl out from their hiding places, only when you are asleep at night. And then bed bugs will scurry back to their tiny homes if you move your position.

How to know if you have bed bugs - Fact 1:

Know your bug.

Until your home is infested with bed bugs - it is likely that yo have neer seen one. And even after you have been bitten, it still may be awhile before you see a bed bug.

Even in hotels and motels, major bed bug havens, you won't see one crawling across your bed towards your shoulders. As mentioned earlier, bed bugs are shy. And it won't go after you to withdraw blood from your skin, even if it is hungry, if you are moving.

Here is a description of bed bugs.

Bed bugs can be seen by the naked eye. The only reason why only a few people catch a glimpse of bed bugs is that these are nocturnal insects and are rarely caught walking about in daylight.

They are as small as appleseeds, reddish brown in color, oval shaped, flat and wingless. The distinctive characteristic of bed bugs is its oval-flat shape. Most bugs are rounded at the top.

How to know, if you have bed bugs - Fact 2:

Understanding Their Behavior.

Bed bugs are nocturnals. They feed during the night, and are most active just before dawn breaks.

Bed bugs have this offensive, sweet-like, musty scent. You can smell this odor in a room or area that has a bed bug infestation. Your sense of smell be give you the best answer to question of how to know if you have bed bugs.

Bed bugs want to be near to their hosts. So, to know if you have bed bugs, check out the area where people usually stays. The bedroom, living room, and sometimes the dining room, are the usual hiding places of bed bugs.

How to know if you have bed bugs - Fact 3:

Discover the Signs of Their Presence.

If you suspect that your place has bed bugs, check the undercover of your mattress and edge lining under your bed. A typical sign that you have bed bugs is seeing reddish brown stains on these area and finding some shed insect skins. The reddish brown stain is bed bugs' dried excrement.

If a female bed bug has lain eggs, you may see some white nymphs there. There is no need to ask how to know if you have bed bugs if you see excrement stains, shed skins and larvel insects on your mattress.

To know if you have bed bugs and want to catch them, try to wake up in the middle of the night. When you do wake up, be still, though it is okay to breathe.

If you have bed bugs infestation, you will see one or two bed bugs crawling towards you. Move a tiny bit, and most likely you will see the bed bug back away. After that, keep still. It will move back towards you. Then move again mofre vigerously, without killing it. It will go back to its hiding place.

There, you got your bed bug.

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