You may have only found one bed bug in your room, but if you notice even one of them, you should assume there are more to come. These tiny insects are incredibly elusive, so it’s always a good idea to assume there are more to come. It’s better to assume you have a problem than to risk an infestation.
Fortunately, there are many ways to spot bed bugs. The first step is to examine the bugs you find. While bed bugs can look similar to other insects, they can differ remarkably from one another. For this reason, it’s important to get a professional to help you identify the bugs. Once you’ve identified them, you can start removing them immediately.
Another way to detect bed bugs is to inspect their eggs. If you find a large number of them, check them with a magnifying glass. These bugs can hide in virtually any place, so it’s a good idea to check the eggs. Look for eggs in a drawer, mattress, or other area where the bedbugs live. You can also watch popular videos on bedbug feeding.
Bedbugs feed on humans during the night, and they feed by piercing the skin. Their mouthpart is long, with four stylets. When they are resting, the stylets fold under their bodies, but when feeding, they extend completely. Their mouthparts form two canals: a small salivary canal that carries saliva into the wound, and a large food canal which absorbs body fluids.