Signs of a Bed Bug Infestation

Signs of a Bed Bug Infestation

You’ve probably heard how bed bug infestations are on the rise throughout Illinois. You might have even read reports that bed bugs are at an all-time high in Chicago. Unfortunately, they are also a problem right here in Hinsdale. In the past, bed bugs infestations were rare. Today, you can find bed bugs in hospitals, army barracks, schools, hotels, motels, restaurants, movie theaters, office buildings and even public transportation. Bed bugs spread by hitchhiking. If you spend time in a place that has bed bugs, they might slip into your belongings, or grab a ride on your clothing and ride with you all the way home. If you are not certain if you have bed bugs, you can look for the signs. If you find you need pest control in Hinsdale, it’s time to call Pointe Pest Control.

Finding an Infestation

  • Bites: Bed bugs bite. They feast upon you while you soundly sleep. Often, bed bug bites occur in groups, or lines. If you are noticing new bites each night, it is time to look more signs. Remember though, there are many bug bites that can be confused with bed bugs. The best way to know for certain is to look for more signs.
  • Spots: Bed bugs are lazy. While they drink your blood, they also defecate. Take a close look at your sheets and the clothing you wore to bed. Look for small, brown to reddish spots. If you find these stains, and you are getting bit you might have a bed bug infestation. If you want to know for certain, it’s time to take a closer look.
  • Flashlight: You are going to need to take a closer look inside of your room. Bed bugs are photophobic, meaning they do not like light, which is why it is hard to spot them during day. For the next sign of an infestation you are going to look for actual bed bugs. First, grab a flash light and a plastic sandwich bag and head to your bedroom. Pull off your sheets and take a look at the edges of your mattress and box springs. You are looking for a flat insect that is about the size of an apple seed. The next place to look is around your bed. If you have nightstands, pull out the drawers and shine your flashlight up inside. If you have pictures, take them off the wall and look behind them. If at any time you find a bug, put it inside the plastic bag. Having a sample will allow a Pointe Pest Control technician to identify the bug.

Pointe Pest Control

If you find bed bugs, don’t panic. Take a few deep breaths and then call Pointe Pest Control. Our technicians understand bed bugs. We know where they hide and we know how to get rid of them. We have the most current and effective bed bug elimination methods on the market. You don’t have to live with bed bugs. Give us a call and reclaim your right to sleep without bed bugs.

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