Seeing dead bed bugs in your home is a scary experience. They can be a sign that there are more bugs living in your home. If you see a dead bed bug, you should immediately call a pest control management company to check for more. While you can’t expect every dead bed bug to be a sign of bedbugs, it is a good sign that the treatment you’re doing is working.
Bed bugs produce pheromones to warn each other. Their pheromones smell like raspberries, coriander, cilantro, and almonds. They also emit a musty odor. If you notice a musty odor in your bedroom, bed bugs are likely hiding in the area where you sleep.
Dead bed bugs usually sit still. A living bed bug would try to escape if disturbed. The color of a dead bed bug depends on how much blood it drank prior to its death. If you find a dead bed bug in your bed, look for other bugs nearby as well.
After you have identified the source of the infestation, wash all linens thoroughly and dry them on the hottest setting possible. You can also use a vacuum cleaner to remove any infested items. If this doesn’t work, call a pest control company to perform a thorough inspection and develop a targeted plan to get rid of bed bugs. It’s important to get several quotes before you hire a pest control company.