Pests tend to be small and good at hiding. That is part of why they are known as pests in the first place. Despite this though there are still some sure signs that you have bed bugs in Mebane, NC. With the guidance of the experts at Scott’s Turf and Pest Services, pest control in North Carolina, we can take a look at a few of these today.
Rusty Stains on Your Sheets
Even if their host is unaware of their presence, bed bugs don’t always get away unscathed. If you shift around in your sleep, you can crush a bed beg who has just fed, leaving a rust-colored stain on your sheet.
If you see something that might be a bloodstain on your sheets, check to make sure you didn’t accidentally bleed on them from a cut that might be the cause. If you can’t find another explanation, start looking for other signs.
This is many people’s first indication that something might be off, bed bugs prefer to feed off us when we sleep, thus bites can appear on skin that is exposed at night.
In order to better understand the bites, you must keep in mind that everyone reacts differently. Most people tend to get small, flat, itchy, reddish welts, while others may react more severely. In extreme cases, some people can get large welts from bites, but this is rare. Most people don’t react at all.
Pregnant females lay 1-7 eggs per day. Eggs are about 1mm long, pearl white, and ovular. They resemble tiny grains of rice around the size of a pinhead. According to the EPA, they can be marked by an eye spot if more than five days old.
Eggs are usually loosely stuck in crevices of fabric or wood, though they can really be anywhere. Females wander once pregnant, which can sometimes spread the infestation to neighboring apartments.
Since they are so small, they are easy to miss. Still, a cluster of white ovals with eye spots stuck to the underside of your bed frame is a likely indication of a serious bed bug problem.
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