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Signs of Bed Bugs in Santa Fe, NM; Bites, Cast Skin Casings, Odor, Stains on Sheets & More

With the school year coming to a close, you and your family might be planning some fun family vacations. However, this is the time of year where bed bugs become a major problem and can easily be picked up in hotel rooms, resorts, or even by visiting family or friends. Bed bugs are hitchhikers and will crawl into bags, purses, and on other linens, such as clothing. They are also very hard to detect and often most people don’t even know they are there until their home becomes infested. Bugman Pest Control of New Mexico will share some basic signs that your home is infested with bed bugs and how you can help control them.

How to Tell if You Have Bed Bugs on Your Mattress & in Your Home

Bed Bug Bites – Bed bug bites are somewhat easy to determine. Bed bugs will bite humans while they are sleeping and feed on their blood. When bed bugs bite or feed they will do so in clusters or even create single file rows. The bites can appear immediately or it may even take a few days to appear. They often swell in small red bumps and will become itchy. When new bites appear frequently over a short period of time, you have another clear indication your home’s is infested with bed bugs.
Red or Brown Stain on Bedding – Another common sign of bed bugs is little red or brownish spotted stains on your bedding or sheets. After a bed bug feeds they become engorged with blood. Sometimes, if a person rolls over them or they get squashed, they will pop and the red stain will appear. The reddish brown spot is actually bed bug fecal matter and unfortunately, you’re sleeping in bed bug poop. Both are common signs that bed bugs are visiting you while you’re sleeping at night.
Molten Bed Bug Skin Casing Shells – Bed bugs, as they go through their various life cycles, will shed their skin and leave behind molted skin flakes. These can be found in the bed, along their trails, and even where they congregate and hide during the day. Since a full grown bed bug is only about the size of an apple seed, their molten skin flakes often go unnoticed.
Physical Bed Bug Sightings – You may actually come across bed bugs while you’re cleaning, changing sheets or etc. You may find adults, nymphs and egg sacs under mattresses, furniture or in the cracks of door frames and baseboards. Adult bed bugs are brownish in color and have a teardrop shaped abdomen that is brown in color. Their legs and head are very small. Nymphs and eggs are yellow or cream color and sometimes they are even transparent.

Bed Bug Inspections & Treatment

When you discover bed bugs, it is strongly recommended that you seek out professional help. Pest control specialists can help inspect and locate bed bugs and of course treat your entire home. However as the homeowner you will also want to wash all of your home bedding and linens using hot water and dry them in high heat. Vacuum your mattresses and carpets thoroughly. If you have signs of bed bugs in your home, contact Bugman Pest Control of New Mexico. We can help control all of your pest needs. Contact Bugman Pest Control of New Mexico today.

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