Bed bugs are the worst and before you can call an exterminator, you have to first figure out if you have them in your home. This guide will tell you how you can tell if they are in your home and how your can get rid of them. Some of the ways that bed bugs can get in your home is when they attach themselves to someone that has them in their home and then they attach to you. And if you ever stay at a hotel, you have an increased chance of getting bed bugs, so make sure you inspect your luggage outside when you come home from your trip.
The first thing you want to do to see if you have bed bugs is to first inspect your beds and furniture. First check under the sheets of your bed, see if there are brown bugs or even blood markers on your mattress. Then you want to check the outside edges of your bed, the edge is where they hid during the day. If you can’t find anything there, take the mattress off and check the box spring thoroughly. Pay attention to the corners of the bed and don’t forget to check the plastic covers on the corners of the box spring as well. Sometimes they can’t be seen on visual inspection of the bed or furniture.
The next step you can take is to install a monitor or interception device by the infected area. These kinds of devices can be placed under the legs of the bed or furniture. These devices will trap the bed bugs and should be used for 2-4 weeks and you should check them at least a few times a week to see if there is any activity. This is one of the best ways that you can detect if you have a bed bug problem.
The last way that you can detect if you have a bed bug problem is to place an encasement on your mattress and box spring. These can be a little pricey but they are the best to detect if you have bed bug problem. And if your use these and the detection devices, you will have no problem figuring out if you have bed bugs or not.
After you confirm that you have bed bugs in your home, the next step you need to take is to call a bed bug exterminator. They will be able to come to your home and inspect the severity of the problem and give you an estimate on the bill. And keep in mind, they will probably have to come back at least a few times to totally rid you of bed bugs. And they will monitor the activity of the bugs and keep coming back until they are all gone. It is best if you catch them early because then it will take less to get rid of them.