The first way to tell if bedbugs have infested your home is to look for the bite marks that the bugs leave behind. These marks are small and dark, and resemble the tip of a marker or pen. They are produced by the bedbugs, and are indicative of their feeding and hiding areas. Additionally, you will see dark spots on your bed that are caused by their blood-filled droppings. These spots will usually run reddish in color.
Usually, bedbugs are not visible during the day, but are most active at night. This is because they are attracted to the warmth and carbon dioxide we exhale, which they feed on. When a bedbug bites you, they are actively feeding, and it can take up to 10 minutes for them to become engorged with blood. This engorgement process can continue for several days.
If you find an infestation, you should take preventative steps and call a pest control professional. There are many methods for treating bedbug infestations. The most common one is using sprayed insecticides, but some professionals also use natural methods. Increasing the temperature in a room, as well as freezing items, can kill bedbugs. However, heavy infestations may require the removal of infested items.
Inspecting the furniture that you’re staying in is another way to check for bedbugs. Bedbugs are very small and can be hidden in small spaces. To check for the presence of bedbugs, you should pull out any wooden furniture and baseboards. In addition, remove any cushion covers to ensure that nothing is hiding. You can also look for dark spots that are indicative of bedbug bites. Additionally, you may notice rotting meat or a smell that is distinctly “buggy.”