For homeowners, renters, and businesses, bed bugs are one of the most insidious pests there are. Once you have them, it can be difficult to fully eradicate them from your home or office. Many people may not even realize an infestation has occurred until they see active bugs in the forms of eggs, nymphs, or adult bugs. However, there can be tell tale signs of an infestation before you even spot the presence of these bothersome bugs.
At Advanced K9 Bed Bug Seekers, LLC, we provide the Denver and Northern Colorado region with unsurpassed bed bug detection services. With the help of our dog, Tracker, we can often detect and locate bed bug infestations faster than human inspection below. If you’re concerned you may have a bed bug problem, contact us! We’ll gladly perform an efficient and professional inspection of your property. In the meantime, check out these early warning signs of bed bug infestations.
Smears and Stains
One of the tell tale signs that bed bugs may be present in your home or office are the stains these little guys leave behind. They will frequently leave behind fecal stains and will also leave a stain if they are engorged when crushed. Bed bugs feed on blood, and when they are done feeding, they almost immediately defecate. The result is a small, circular stain. When on your sheets, these stains bleed and might look like you put the tip of a small Sharpie® pen against the fabric. If blood-filled bugs are present in your bed and they are smashed, they will also leave a small blood smear.
If you’ve noticed odd staining on your sheets, pillows, mattress, or pajamas, you could have an infestation. Contact Advanced K9 Bed Bug Seekers today to schedule an inspection.
Bites from Unknown Source
Have you ever awoken to find some kind of bug bite on yourself but were unable to locate the cause? Have you experienced bites which appear to be grouped together or in a linear formation? Bed bug bites can occur anywhere on the body, but most frequently occur on areas of exposed skin like your arms, feet, legs, hands, and face. These bites may have the appearance of being red and swollen with a dark red center. Additionally, there may be evidence of blisters or hives near the bite. If you’ve awoken with bites similar to the ones described here and haven’t been able to determine the source, it might be a good idea to have a bed bug inspection completed.
Distinct Bed Bug Smell
Dense bed bug infestations will often give off a very distinct odor. The best way to describe it is as a musty but sweet smell. Some have compared it to coriander, while others describe it as a nutty smell or rotten raspberry smell. The odor is actually caused by the fecal matter of the bed bug, with heavier infestations producing noticeably stronger odors. When it comes to these prolific pests, early detection and treatment is key. While some infestations may not have the most noticeable odor, professionally trained bed bug dogs can sniff out even the smallest and youngest colony of these pests.
By diligently checking your home for these three signs, your chances of catching a bed bug infestation in its early stages are great. For more information on bed bug detection and prevention, contact Advanced K9 Bed Bug seekers today! We’ll gladly discuss your questions and concern related to your unique situation and devise a customized K9 inspection plan.
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