Bed bugs are tiny, wingless insects that lay their eggs in crevices. These eggs are hard to see but often have a small, dark eye spot. The eggs can appear in clusters or alone. The female bed bug will lay between one and seven eggs per day. These eggs hatch after seven to ten days, so it is important to spot them early if you notice them.
The best way to prevent bed bugs is to keep your home clean. You can start by removing cluttered items from your home. Getting rid of clutter is a great way to keep bedbugs from spreading. You can also use a flashlight to find the bugs’ exoskeletons. The next step is to check for signs of their presence elsewhere in your home.
The first sign of an infestation is a bite. Bedbugs feed on the blood of their host. They can also cause health problems, including the heart, respiratory system, and digestive system. Their bites can also aggravate allergies and asthma. In addition to the physical discomfort, they can cause a host to develop increased levels of anxiety.
Another indicator that bedbugs have invaded your home is the presence of blood stains. These stains can be caused by blood from the insects or by the blood they leave behind. You may also notice a musty or moldy odor. Additionally, you may notice spots of black or yellow in a mattress, which are the excrement of the insects.