Bedbugs have a number of ways to tell whether they’re infesting your home, from the appearance of tiny shell casings in your mattress to their eggs. The first step in detecting a bedbug infestation is to check for eggs. Eggs are translucent and are most often found in cracks or crevices, but you can also look for abandoned shell casings. The shell casings can also tell you where bedbugs are hiding and feeding.
Bedbugs are not considered harmful to humans but they can be a nuisance. They can hide in many places, including your mattress, headboard, and furniture. They may also be in your luggage, laundry, and other items that you use in your home. The best way to check for bedbugs is to use a bedbug test kit. Early detection is crucial for eradicating the infestation and preventing further infestation.
Bedbugs can be hard to spot, especially at night when they’re active feeding. Look for red stains on your sheets, and look for cracks, crevices, and joints around your bed. Also, inspect under and behind loose wallpaper, picture frames, and alarm clocks.
Another way to find bedbugs is to look for their droppings. These may appear as tiny black specks on bedding or upholstered furniture. They also leave shell-like remnants on your mattress and bedding.