Bed bugs have the annoying habit of appearing all year long. Unlike flies and ants, which are annoying but at least they are a problem one season a year, bed bugs are known for arriving at any time.
However, it is harder to catch them than other plagues; you usually notice them because of the consequences they bring you. So how do we know if they are present? You may be comfortable about your house’s sanitary state, but what if you go elsewhere? Maybe you are planning a trip with the family this summer? It is always a good idea to check for these pesky little friends in every new place you intend to sleep in.
How to search for bed bugs
Unlike popular belief, you can actually see bed bugs, but you really need to pay attention. Mature ones are reddish-brown and have a sort of flattened little body. The size is similar to an apple-seed. Of course, if there are adult bed bugs then there are small ones somewhere too: those would be smaller, three millimeters at the most and yellowish-transparent. Finally, eggs are the hardest, as they are very tiny white balls, one millimeter in size.
However if you are just getting to a new place, the hotel where you will spend your vacations or a nice cabin on the woods, there are some places you can check to make sure there is no trail of them:
Finally, let us point out that finding one bed bug isn’t instantaneous synonym of an infestation, in the same way that finding one ant or fly isn’t an infestation either. So keep calm and observe the area to make sure there aren’t any more. However, if your search displays a bigger number of bugs, it is time to call a professional.