Here are 5 Signs of Bedbugs to lookout for in Queens!
Similarly to other New York counties, Queens is also a victim of bedbug infestations.
In as much as you hate bed bugs, they’ll always try to get their way into your home or commercial area.
Since they will not seek your consent before invading your space, it is therefore important to know the indicators of their presence.
There are some of the signs to look for in order to determine a bedbug infestation in Queens:
Signs of Bedbugs – Unexplained, red itchy skin inflammations
Bedbugs feed on human or animal blood for survival and for them to reach your blood vessels, they must bite your skin.
Unlike some insect bites which are painful, a bedbug bite is not painful at all because the saliva of these pests numbs the bite site.
Nevertheless, your body may become allergic to the saliva, making the bitten area to swell to become a red welt which may also be accompanied by an itchy sensation.
The swelling normally takes place a few hours or days after a bedbug bite.
Therefore, if you wake up to more there or more red swellings that are concentrated in a certain skin area and they were not there by the time you were going to bed, the chances are high that there are some bedbugs which are feasting on your blood while you are asleep.
Bedbug bites are normally found on the exposed skin areas like the legs, neck, arms or face.
Signs of Bedbugs – Blood spots on your sheets or night attire
If you notice inflammations with the above description, the next thing that you ought to do is to check if there are rusty blood spots on your bed sheets or sleeping clothe.
After sucking blood from you, a bed bug may leave some blood on your skin which may stain your sheet or nightclothes.
The spots could also be as a result of bedbugs that have been crushed after you press them against your beddings accidentally while you are asleep.
Check for these stains everywhere on your sheets, even near their edges.
If you find any bloody spot that you can’t explain its cause, then you have sufficient grounds to suspect a bedbug infestation.
Signs of Bedbugs – Black spots
Whether you find blood stains or not, it is paramount to check if there are visible black spots on you beddings, bed edges, clothes, or upholstered furniture.
The black stains could be the fecal matter of bedbugs. The bugs poop frequently while feeding or resting and their excreta are usually black- the color of digested blood.
Signs of Bedbugs – Bedbug shells
The resting grounds of bedbugs are characterized by tiny, brown shells which look like empty bedbugs.
The exoskeletons result from the molting processes that the pests normally undergo on their way to maturity.
You can look for these shells in the major bedbug hideouts such as in the voids or joints of your bed, inside a bookshelf, in spring box and under your mattress, among other hidden places in your home (particularly bedroom) or office.
Signs of Bedbugs – A sudden offensive odor
A sudden unpleasant smell from your bedroom could be a product of bedbug infestation, and a severe one for that matter.
Bedbugs normally produce a smell that is said to be like that of coriander while in low concentration.
Some people also say that the odor is similar to that of moldy clothes.
These pests produce the smell through their glands when they feel disturbed as a way of communication amongst themselves.
Look for live bugs, blood spots, black stains, among other bedbug signs, to establish if you are sharing your home with these unwanted nocturnal guests.
Look for these bedbug signs to find out if you there are bedbugs at your Queens home or commercial premises.
If you do contact Queens County Pest Control immediately!