Bed Bug Bites: The sign of a serious problem
Are you or your family members noticing red bumps on your skin night after night?
If so, it could be bedbugs.
Bedbugs feed on human blood. They leave behind red bumps or marks. Other evidence of bedbug bites is blood spotting on pillows and mattresses.
Bedbugs often feed on the shoulders and upper arms of victims, but bites can appear anywhere. The good news? Bedbugs do not typically carry pathogens or diseases. Reactions to bedbug bites can take up to 9 days, before itchy spots appear.
You may be among the lucky 10% who have no reaction to bed bug bites, and may not notice the problem. This may make bedbugs harder to detect. Fortunately, there are methods for discovering if you have a bedbug infestation, some of which involve bedbug detection dogs.
If you or family members suspect bedbugs, carefully check the bedding, bed frame, and nearby area within five feet with a flashlight. Bedbugs are roughly sized & shaped like an apple seed (when mature). Unfortunately, the immature stages are translucent and very difficult to detect. Another thing you will want to look for are blood stains on pillows and sheets, or salt & pepper-like stains.
Want to learn more? Download this bedbug fact sheet.
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