If you’ve woken up feeling itchy but don’t know what it’s from, there could be a variety of causes. You could have had an allergic reaction, you might have poison ivy or you could have bed bugs.
Beg bugs are nasty creatures that like to inhabit where you sleep. And unfortunately, if you see one, you probably have far more than that.
If you’re not sure what to look for, here are signs that you might have have bed bugs.
There Are Empty Shells Scattered About
These bugs are one of those insects that sheds their shells and skin. The color of their shells can be either red or brown. Due to the size of the bugs themselves, it may be difficult to spot a single shell for what it is. In fact, you might even dismiss it as dirt. However, if there is a whole pile of shells, that’s how you’ll know there’s an infestation.
There’s an Abundance of Fecal Matter
Another common sign of bed bug infestation is noticing fecal matter. For those dealing with this kind of infestation for the first time, these insects leave behind fecal matter. It is always in a liquid form and can appear brown or gray.
You’d think that since these bugs act similarly to fleas by feeding on a host’s blood, the fecal matter would be red. However, this isn’t the case. Instead, the fecal matter shows that the blood was digested and then eventually excreted by the bug.
You Have Bites.
Finally, the most notable sign of an infestation are the bites these bugs leave on your skin. At first glance, you may dismiss it as a slight rash. However, there are differences between a rash and a bug bite.
Bug bites have similar symptoms of a rash as it appears red, swollen and can burn. However, it’s the size that sets them apart. If you have bug bites, they’re usually the size of a small coin while a rash is more spread out.
While bug bites don’t usually pose a threat to your overall health, it may cause an allergic reaction if you or someone in your home suffers from allergies.
Even though bed bugs don’t cause bodily harm, they can infest in other things, like your luggage. If you suspect you have an infestation,contact Ace Pest Control at 702-871-1211 for bed bugs removal today.