A bed bug infestation is the worst possible thing you can have in your home, and the first step in tackling the situation and ridding your home of these nasty creatures is detection.
The proper detection of a bed bug infestation, the tracking down of their hiding places and then preventing their spread are some of the initial steps that are necessary in preparing for a bed bug removal procedure.
The first method that you can use to detect a bed bug infestation is to look for signs that might indicate the presence of these bloodsucking creatures. The first sign you may notice is of course the presence of bite marks on the exposed parts of your body, and maybe the absence of insects that are actually biting you, because bed bugs are sure great at hiding!
In some cases, you may experience rashes or allergic symptoms too.
The second sign is the emergence of tiny spots in places where the bugs are in hiding. These spots emerge when bed bugs digest the blood they have fed on and release fecal matter. The presence of these spots in large numbers surely indicate a bed bug infestation.
Apart from physical inspection, there are also bed bug luring and monitoring devices available in the market that help you in the fight against bed bugs.
Some detectors have chemicals that attract bed bugs and once the bed bugs enter them, they are trapped and killed. A few detectors can be placed in strategic positions where they prevent bed bugs from climbing up your bed or other furniture and trap when they try.
In some locations, people even take the help of dogs that are specially trained to detect bed bugs in your home!
Hiring the services of a pest control company is a dependable way to detect a bed bug infestation, and then get rid of it.