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Common Signs Of Bed Bugs

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Has anything ever happened in your life that you wish you could have known about before it happened? Have you ever stepped into a situation that you wish could have avoided? Don't fret, you're not the only one; it has happened to all of us. Stuff happens. But it doesn't always have to happen. Sometimes there are signs.

Bed Bug Sighting

This is a bug you should really take a long hard look at. Recognizing it when you leave your home can save you from bringing them back with you. Bed bugs don't just live in hotels, motels, and other places people spend the night when they travel. These pests have been found infesting taxi cabs, buses, trains, and other forms of public transport. They have even been found in libraries, police stations, movie theaters and more. You aren't going to just pick these bugs up when you take a long trip. There is an ever increasing chance that you'll get these bugs just from going to work.

These are hitchhiking bugs. They don't just travel from hotel to home. They travel to all kinds of places. That means that even if a taxi cab doesn't have an infestation, it could have a bed bug or two that crawled off of the passenger before you. And all it takes is one female bed bug to start an infestation in your home. In fact, it doesn't even take one bug. If that female lays a batch of eggs on your clothing or in your bags, those unattended eggs can hatch in your home, which is why it is important to recognize a bed bug when you see one.

Bed Bug Smells

Bed bugs release a pheromone scent when they mate. If there are enough bugs infesting a taxi or a room that you're intending to spend the night in, you should notice the smell. The odor is similar to the smell of a locker room or a damp towel that has been sitting on the floor in the corner of a room.

Bed Bug Infestation

If you're looking for signs of bed bugs in a hotel, motel, resort, or even a friend's house, here is what you need to look for:

  • Dark brown or red blood staining.
  • Black fecal patches or black fecal streaks.
  • Shed insect shells. Bed bugs go through 5 instars before they reach adult. And in each instar, they shed their cuticle layer.

If you see any of these signs, it is time to find another place to spend the night.

Protect Yourself

Sometimes it is hard to recognize the signs of bed bugs. If you want to know whether or not your home or business is infested with these pests, Action Pest Control has the solution. Our specialists use K-9 bed bug inspectors to quickly locate areas of infestation without disturbing any items in the rooms they inspect, and that's fast, effective, and proactive control.

Don't let the bed bugs bite. Take action and get Action.