Bed bugs are tiny, almost weightless insects that live in beds and other furniture. Usually they are found in untouched cracks and crevices. Although they cannot transmit diseases, you may feel them crawling on you while you sleep. They may also bite you when you are not even aware that they are there.
The best way to detect the presence of bed bugs is to check for bite marks. You may notice tiny, blood-sucking wounds that can be felt. If you wake up during the night, you may feel a light tickle that won’t wake you up. Bedbugs are most active at night, when they are least disturbed. Moreover, some people have a more sensitive skin than others, so they may feel them more easily.
If you notice that bedbugs are crawling on you, it’s possible that you have an infestation. While the bugs don’t usually bite you, they can crawl on your skin and into your mouth and nose. Moreover, they can enter your ears and nose. If you notice them, they might be living inside your clothes.
Adult bed bugs are brown or reddish-brown in color. Nymphs are off-white or brown depending on their age. When engorged, adult bed bugs can form an oval shape and appear red. However, most people won’t notice these insects until the infestation has become severe. However, a bedbug infestation can cause a strong smell in the room, which is caused by a pheromone called histamine.