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Posted by Judie Langford on Sep 2, 2013 in Pest Control

When to Call Insect Removal in Plymouth For Bed Bugs

How do you know if you have bed bugs? Many home owners ignore the first signs because they do not actually see the bugs. By the time they start seeing the insects moving about, the infestation is usually very heavy. The earlier you call an Insect Removal in Plymouth service, the easier it will be for the infestation to clear up. It takes at least two treatments to get rid of beg bugs in a home or building. The second treatment kills any newly hatched eggs that may have been missed in the first treatment.

Tiny Red Bite Marks

Bed bug bites are painless because their saliva contains a numbing agent. This allows you to sleep peacefully while being fed on. In the morning, you will see tiny red round marks on your body, often on the limbs. The marks may be in a straight line. These bites may or may not itch. Even if you do not see any other signs of bed bugs in your home, call an exterminator for an inspection. Bed bug bites get worse over time if the infestation is left untreated.

Dark Stains on Bedding

Check your bedding closely, especially around the pillows and where bedding comes into contact with mattress seams. Also check your bed frames, headboard and your mattress tag. Are there any little dark spots? They could be rust red, brown or black. These spots are bed bug excrement. Bes bugs are not particular about where they excrete. They often do so near where they had their last blood meal.

Shed Skins

Bed bugs are insects. All insects have exoskeletons, or skeletons on the outside of their bodies. In order to grow, they need to shed their exoskeletons. These skins are left where they are by the bugs. When you check for small dark stains, also check for pale-colored bodies. These pale bodies are molted skins. The worse the infestation the easier it will be to find molded skins.

Signs of Aggregations

Bed bugs are quite social insects. They tend to huddle together, shed skins together and excrete together. The bugs themselves can be difficult to spot with the naked eye, but when they aggregate together, it becomes easier.