Jul 30, 2013 - 10:00 AM
If you have bites and they are confirmed, then the question is, is it really bed bugs, or is it something else. Many times, insect bites are very hard to identify. The trick with bed bugs, is too look for the bite line. This is a line of bites that may be 3-5 bites in a row. What happens is that bed bugs prefer "capillaries" in the skin. When they first bite, if they don't find a satisfactory capillary, they will bite again and again until they find one. Here is a picture of what I am talking about -
If this is what your bites look like, then it is time to find the bed bugs. If not, it could be spiders, mites, or something else.
The best thing to do, is to tear the mattress and bed apart, take the felt cover off of the box spring, get a good flashlight, and start looking. Look for dead bugs, blood drops, debris, anything that could be bed bug related. If you find anything you think is bed bug related, then it's time to treat.
Place these behind the bed, on the frame, etc, and see if you can catch one.
Hope this helps.
May 08, 2017 - 07:28 AM
The other less likely possibility is fleas, spiders. Bed bugs are hard to locate. They may not be visible just by taking the bed apart. It may take steam or pesticide applications to get them moving.
May 31, 2017 - 01:03 PM
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