Signs and symptoms of bed bugs at Springer Professional Home Services in Des Moines, Iowa

Bed bugs are feared by any homeowner and for good reason. These tiny insects are more than a nuisance—they will leave bites and rashes on your skin as they feed. Getting infested with bed bugs can seem like something out of a nightmare, and infestations must always be handled by a professional. In order to protect yourself, your family, and your home from a major problem, it’s important to learn how to recognize the signs & symptoms of bed bugs early. If you notice any of the below signs of bed bugs, it’s important to contact our team for an inspection.

What are the symptoms of bed bugs?

The most obvious sign that you are dealing with bed bugs is the appearance of bed bug bites on your skin. These tiny bugs survive off of blood meals and typically feed at night when their target is at rest. Upon first glance, their bites appear like other types of insect bites and appear on parts of the body that are exposed while sleeping. For some people, bites can cause the victim to experience itchy hives, rashes, or welts. Bites are often arranged in lines or zigzag patterns on the arms or legs.

Top signs of bed bugs

It can be easy to identify a bed bug problem by examining the spots where they’re most commonly found. The following things found on the fabric surfaces of beds or furniture may be early signs of bed bugs:

  • Red or rusty stains, which result from bed bugs being crushed.
  • Tiny eggs or eggshells. If seen, eggshells are typically a pale yellow color.
  • Dark spots that are a little bigger than the size of a period, which is excrement.
  • Seeing adult bed bugs themselves, often grouped together.

Looking for mor bed bug signs and symptoms

If you think you have pests but can’t find the above earl signs of bed bugs, your next step is looking in the lesser-known areas where these bugs reside. Piping, seams, and the tags on a mattress or piece of furniture are known to be prime spots for bed bugs, along with cracks in a bed frame or headboard. It’s important to remember that bed bugs are more active when you’re at rest, making it more difficult to find them during the daytime.

You found signs & symptoms of bed bugs–now what?

Handling a bed bug infestation on your own is simply out of the question if you want to completely control the population. Bed bugs can survive a range of temperatures and are known to hide in small spaces. This makes their populations particularly apt at spreading. Getting rid of bed bugs can be complex and also occasionally requires the use of high heat or chemicals. At Springer Professional Home Services, we have the experience and resources to get rid of bed bugs effectively as well as keep them from returning.

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Signs & Symptoms of Bed Bugs

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