Don’t lose sleep wondering if your bed bugs are gone. Here’s how to know for sure.
Wondering whether or not your bed bugs are truly gone is the worst part of dealing with a bed bug infestation. Even after you remove them from your home, you could be up all night for weeks worried that every unexpected sensation is a bed bug eating you alive.
The best way to know if your bed bugs are gone is by doing a bed bug inspection. A bed bug exterminator can help you confirm whether any pests are still present in your home.
But if you need some peace of mind right now, here’s what you need to look out for.
No live bed bugs are present.
The best way to know if your bed bugs have gone is to look for them. Use a flashlight and shine it on any surfaces where they may be hiding. Look in your mattress crevices, under your sheets and blankets, and anywhere else that looks like a good hiding spot.
No bed bug eggs are present.
You can get rid of bed bugs but still have bed bug eggs waiting to hatch. The good news is that you can prevent a new infestation by getting rid of those eggs. If you don’t get rid of them, they will hatch in your home and start to breed again within less than a month.
No bed bug shells are present.
If you find any cast shells, call an exterminator right away. Not only does it mean there are still bed bugs present, but they’re growing and reproducing. Alternatively, if you find no cast shells in a month or two, then this is an indicator that the infestation has been eradicated.
No bed bug bites on your skin.
If you’ve had bed bug bites, you may have noticed small red marks on your skin. Bed bugs feed every 5-10 days. So if it’s been a while since you’ve been bit, you may not have them anymore.
No blood spots are present on your linen.
Check your sheets and pillowcases. When bed bugs bite you, small droplets of blood may drip onto your bedding. These spots disappearing are a good sign your bed bugs have too.
No fecal stains on your walls or bedding.
Bed bugs leave droppings where they hide. They appear as brown or black stains. If you suspect that bed bugs have infested your home, one of the first things to look for is fecal spots and the telltale musty odor of bed bug excrement.
Make Sure Your Bed Bugs Are Gone for Good
Don’t take any unnecessary risks and assume your bed bugs are gone. Make sure they go away and stay away with the help of a professional bed bug exterminator.
At Bed Bug 911, we provide everything you need to get rid of bed bugs permanently.
Our pest control experts will prepare your home, perform thorough extermination, and help you take measures to prevent them from coming back.
If you need help getting rid of bed bugs, give us a call! 718 517 2227