Identifying A Bed Bug Infestation
A bed bug infestation in your business or home can cause you to revert to panic stations. A hotel or care facility must react with haste to stop the spread of the infestation, as this can lead to a loss of customers, consumer trust and income.
Able Group offer top class commercial bed bug treatment that can be arranged at a time that suits your business, day or night. There are a few indications that suggest bed bugs may be present in your home, it is important to spot signs early to avoid further infestation, as bed bugs reproduce quickly.
Identifying a bed bug emergency can be tricky, but here are a few things to look out for:
Looking Out For Bed Bugs
There are a few indications that can suggest bed bugs may be present in your home But first you may be wondering what do bed bugs look like? Spot the signs early and look for black dirt on flooring and walls. They are round bodied, reddish-brown to black in colour, roughly about 5mm in length.
Check Your Mattress
A common sign of a bed bug infestation includes identifying dark marks on your mattress, often accompanied by a sweet, sickly scent. Small dark blood spots can also be seen, as well as the bed bugs themselves which are visible to the human eye.
If you have started to notice an unpleasant, sickly sweet almond smell in your home, it is possible this is from bed bugs. Adult bed bugs produce this odour with their scent glands when they feel disturbed. This may be an indication that you have bed bugs on your bed.
Eggs And Exoskeletons
Bed bugs leave behind molted shells in which they have shed. They do this at each of the first five stages of their lives. If you have an infestation, it is likely that small, white eggs can also be seen where they have been inhabiting.