Figuring out if you have bed bugs in your home is very important for the health and comfort of everyone in the home. In order to know whether it is time to give the bed bug exterminator a call, you will want to consider the following signs of an infestation.

You Notice Some Blood

Now, it is important to know that the amount of blood is not going to be anything that would shock you or have you thinking about calling an ambulance. The amount of blood left behind from bed bug bites is nothing more than very tiny specks. Therefore it might be a little difficult for you to notice the blood unless you really look for it. So take a close look on your pillow case and your bed sheet for small specks of dried blood, which would appear more brown in color than red.

There Is A Musty Odor In the Room

Bed bugs tend to leave where they have easy access to their meals, which would be you and your family. Because of this, you are going to mostly find them in bedrooms, although they can occasionally be found in a living room hanging out on the couch. Either way, if you are beginning to notice that your bedroom, where you also noticed the blood spots, is starting to smell a little on the musty side, it could be another sign of a bed bug infestation. This foul odor is a result of the sweat glands of the little pest. Even though they are so small, they reproduce quickly and will, therefore, have your bedroom smelling like an old damp gym sock in no time at all.

You Spot Egg And Skin Shells

Remove the sheets from your bed and carefully inspect along the edges of the mattress. You want to look for egg and skin shells that were left behind by bed bugs in order to further determine that it is indeed time to call for a professional exterminator. If you are having trouble spotting anything, before giving up, you will want to bring more lights into the room ad make use of a magnifying glass if you need to.

If you have decided that you truly do have an infestation of bed bugs, it is extremely important to make sure that you are calling an exterminator right away. The sooner you make that appointment the sooner you will no longer have to share your house with those blood suckers. For more information, consider contacting companies like Ace Walco & Sons Termite & Pest Control.