Is It Bed Bugs?

Is It Bed Bugs?

When you wake up and discover bites on your body, you may be asking yourself: “Is it bed bugs?” The bites usually do not seem very serious at the time of the attack. However, most people develop an allergic reaction to the saliva the bugs transmit during the bite. The resulting rash is typically red and swollen. If you have several bites, it may be time to visit the doctor.

To identify bedbugs, first remove all bedding from the area and examine for any signs of bugs. If you have box springs, remove them as well and check the seams and fabric on the frame. Also, check the area around the bed, the edges of carpet, and electrical outlets. If you find bedbugs, call an exterminator immediately. An exterminator will know the best places to look for these bugs.

Fleas are another cause of bedbugs. Fleas prefer to feed on blood, so they are more common in places where your pets spend a lot of time. However, they are more likely to affect one floor of the house. Those with pets should avoid sleeping in these areas, as these areas are likely to harbor fleas.

Bedbugs have very low tolerance for heat. They are often hidden in your closet, dresser, or windowsill. Even your dog or cat may have bedbugs. When you spot a bug, make sure to remove the bed bug and wash the affected items.