Does Your Bed Have Bed Bugs?
When it comes to your bed, you don’t want to share it with too many things. You, your partner, and perhaps your cats or dogs are likely the only ones sleeping in it each night. The last thing you want is to have unwanted guests – like bed bugs. They can cause itching and make your home feel unpleasant. They are a problem all over; in fact, France saw their cases more than double from 2018 to 2020, according to Forbes. Here are a few signs that you may have bed bugs.
Itchy Red Bumps
This is the surest sign that you have these unwanted pests sharing your bed. They love to bite bare skin while you sleep and also feed on your blood. Their favorite targets are the hands, arms, and legs. If you wake up and see those bumps, you likely have bed bugs.
If you smell something like raspberries, cilantro, coriander, or almonds, that could be the pheromones of the bed bugs in action. If there’s a really bad infestation, you can even smell odors like rust, wet towels, and moldy laundry. Be on the lookout for these unusual and musty smells!
Rusty or Reddish Stains
These can be from your rolling on the bed bugs and crushing them due to them being vulnerable after becoming engorged on your blood. Rolling doesn’t kill them, but it will leave a blood stain. If this happens, you should assume you have an infestation and get the professional assistance you need.
Egg shells in your sheets are another indicator that you have a bed bug infestation. It means the bugs have laid eggs and hatched in your residence. There are other things to look out for, too, like fecal matter as well as live bugs scurrying around; they tend to congregate in tight crevices. Keep in mind that these creatures are roughly the size of an apple seed, so you may be able spot them.
Bed bugs can be hard to get rid of, so we recommend purchasing high-quality bedding from BSensible. We carry a line of luxury pillowcases, water-resistant fitted sheets, patented anti-bed bug mattress protector closures, and more. When you are ready to upgrade your bed and get the best night’s sleep while remaining safe from unwanted pests, contact our team today. We can help you place an order!