If you have never had to deal with bed bugs, our hope is that you never have to. They are extremely frustrating pests to deal with without professional help and can cost you more than just a few nights of restless sleep, especially if you are aware of their presence. However, it’s better to know you have bed bugs than to live with them for months not understanding why you are having such difficulty sleeping and where the itchy bumps on your skin are coming from. That being said, here is some information to help determine whether or not you’re dealing with bed bugs on your property.

How To Spot Bed Bug Infestations

Bed bugs by nature are very elusive pests. They are small, cautious, and only come out at night. This can make spotting them difficult if you don’t know what to look for. Here are some places to start!

  • Blood Stains: After a bed bug is done the feeding, they often will do something called dribbling. This happens when they are overstuffed with blood and some dribbles back out and onto the surface they are on. These blood stains can most often be spotted on bed linens and will appear as rusty reddish-brown stains.
  • Fecal Matter: After bed bugs have processed the blood they have consumed they will then excrete it back out most commonly around sleeping areas. Keep your eye out for these small dark spots as these could be an indicator bed bugs are nearby.
  • Shed Bed Bug Skins: Bed bugs go through several nymph stages before reaching adulthood and after each of these stages goes through a process called molting. This will leave behind bed bug casings around areas of sleep, usually within creases or crevasses.
  • Live Bed Bugs: The most obvious sign of a bed bug infestation are live bed bugs, which can be identified by their oval-shaped, reddish-brown bodies, and six legs.
  • Bed Bug Eggs: These are harder to spot but can be seen if you inspect around sleeping areas. Appearance wise, bed bugs eggs will appear small and nearly transparent.

Why Turn To Biotherm For Your Bed Bug Problems

Bed bugs are nearly impossible to treat alone, especially if you do not have the appropriate tools to properly handle them. Here at Biotherm, we not only have the proper tools, but our specialty is dealing with bed bugs. In fact, it’s all we do. With nine plus years under our belt and several thousand properties serviced, you can be certain when you choose Biotherm, you are making the right choice for your property. We would be happy to discuss our treatment options and find one that works for you!