There are many things that you can do to tell if you have bed bugs in your house. The first is to look for signs of their presence. These bugs are most active at night. They like to feed on hosts who are still or asleep. While they can be difficult to see with the naked eye, you can easily spot these bugs on bedding and other items.
In general, the adults of bed bugs are 4-5mm long and resemble an apple seed. You can see their legs, antennae, and segmentation on their body. Many people liken them to apple seeds because of their similar shape and color. The nymphs, on the other hand, are smaller and pale.
The nymphs of bed bugs are much smaller than the adults. They are about the size of a pinhead, and they can increase their size by a factor of two or three depending on their size and life stage. In addition to a larger size, bedbugs are easier to spot when they have recently fed. Adult bedbugs can easily be spotted around the mattress, box spring, and headboard.
You can also detect the presence of these pests by searching for their eggs. Their eggs are often found around the edges of carpets, underneath furniture, under baseboards, and in loose areas of wallpaper. They can also be found in the folds and joints of your bed frame.