You may be wondering if bedbugs are real and can cause damage. Bed bugs are small insects with flat bodies and can fit into small cracks. They don’t build nests; instead, they congregate in places where they can feed and hide. They can be identified by the stains they leave on your sheets, mattress, or pajamas. The stains are typically dark in color and may be blood stains or eggs. They may also look like small brown balloons.
Bedbugs often infest second-hand furniture. It is always best to inspect used furniture thoroughly before purchasing. A professional pest control company will be able to detect infestations and eradicate them. Regardless of the source of the infestation, it is important to understand that bedbugs can survive for up to two months without food or water.
Initially, bedbug bites do not cause pain, but later turn into large, red welts. The bites do not have a red center like flea bites. Some people don’t react to bedbug bites, while others experience severe itching. If you are concerned about the presence of bedbugs in your home, it is best to contact a pest control company or your local council. However, bedbugs are notoriously difficult to eradicate and are highly resistant to some pesticides.
Bedbugs are generally active at night. They spend most of their day hiding in cracks and crevices near human sleeping areas. When they are active, they feed on human blood. You can spot them by looking for small blood spots on your sheets, and they also leave tiny dark spots of fecal matter. You may be surprised to learn that bedbugs do not like a clean house!