Do you feel something crawling on your body at night? Do you wake up with strange marks or rashes? Bed Bugs are a disgusting scourge! They crawl around on your body in the dead of night and feed on your blood. They are also EXTREMELY difficult to get rid of. People used to think that only poor people got infestations…. nowadays, anyone is vulnerable but particularly people with means. I’ll explain later why if you have disposable income you are, in fact, MORE vulnerable. “What are bed bugs?” I’ll tell you about that below…
Here’s an excerpt from a documentary on bed bugs and bed bug bites.
WARNING!! There are very disturbing images in this video.
This video may not be appropriate for all viewers…
If you travel a lot, you are particularly at risk of getting a bed bug infestation. But there are ways to prevent bed bugs and it only takes a few minutes of your time and no special tools…
You can perform this 10 step check in under 10 minutes and it will save you months of aggravation if you were to get a bed bug infestation. This check works great at home as well. How to tell if you have bed bugs in your hotel room – When you first arrive at your room:
NEVER, EVER put your luggage directly on the bed.
Place your luggage on top of a table or the often supplied foldaway luggage rack, ideally as far from the bed as possible. If the room is very small and this isn’t possible, place your luggage in the bathtub.
Have a good look under the bottom fitted sheet and particularly along the seams of the mattress. Look for traces of blood, bed bugs or feces.
If the mattress has a cover remove it and look directly on the seams and folds of the mattress. Also check in and around the buttons if there are any as this is a favorite hiding place.
Slide the mattress to one side and have a look directly at the top of the box-spring. Look for the same traces.
Check along the folds and seams of the box-spring skirt.
Check screw holes and any dark spaces that are formed when 2 pieces of the frame are joined.
Check around the headboard.
Check around any hanging pictures around the bed.
Check in and around the nightstand.
If you find any traces of bed bugs, immediately leave the room and take your luggage with you. Report your findings to the front desk. They will more than likely give you a free upgrade suite as an apology or even pay for a night a different hotel.
If you choose to stay at this hotel, make sure you check your new room even more thoroughly as bed bugs can easily travel to other rooms in the same building.
This check goes a long way in answering the question: how do you know if you have bed bugs?
Bed bugs were once quite common as a household pest. Their population declined gradually through the mid 20th century. As you have probably seen through recent news reports, bed bugs have undergone a dramatic comeback in the world at large and in North America there are many reports of increasing numbers of infestations.
Thanks to their human hosts, bed bugs have become one of the great travelers of the world. They can attach themselves or their eggs quite easily to luggage or clothes that happen to be laying about a hotel room.
Symptoms of a Bed Bug Infestation –
How Do You Know If You Have Bed Bugs?
The first hint of something not quite right in your bedroom is usually a strange welt or bite discovered. These bites are usually painless because the bed bug injects an anesthetic before it punctures it’s victim’s skin. That is why the host doesn’t usually wake up while being bitten. It is this and other saliva coming from the bed bug that irritate the skin to become red, swollen and itchy, although some victims feel almost nothing at all. The itching can be severe and it could last for several hours to days.
A bed bug infestation can be recognized by tiny blood stains or dark spots that are found on bed sheets or on box springs and maybe even walls. The blood stains would be your blood, of course, while the dark spots would be their excrement. Fecal spots, eggshells, and shed skins might be seen near their hiding places. Which are usually small cracks or crevices where they can hide during daylight hours. A sickly, sweet odor may be obvious when bed bug infestations are really bad.
Bed Bug Picture
What Do Bed Bugs Look Like?
They are flat
Shiny brownish in color when not fed
After feeding they appear reddish brown and larger (swollen)
They are wingless
1/4 of an inch long
They have 6 legs
Can be seen by human eye
Hopefully this post will help you in identifying if you have a possible problem. If you suspect an infestation, it is important to act as quickly as possible. If you have mysterious bites that aren’t going away you should see a doctor to make sure they are not infected.
If you need further help in dealing with bed bugs or if you need more info on how to tell if you have bed bugs, check out Michael Romner’s tell-all report about how he got rid of them, with a focus on natural remedies called Bed Bugs Treatment – Secrets Revealed.
We’ve come across an exciting new solution for people who need to know how to get rid of bed bugs. A researcher named Michael Romner recently documented his struggle with a bed bug infestation and wrote a tell-all report about how he got rid of them, with a focus on natural remedies called Bed Bugs Treatment – Secrets Revealed.
According to Michael, he has found out how to tell if you have bed bugs and has found a solution to the bed bug problem that is effective and most importantly, safe for you, your family and your pets. All this and natural too.
His report is an easy to follow, step-by-step resource guide for quickly, safely and permanently getting rid of bed bugs. He compiled this guide as a result of researching and dealing with his own bed bug infestation.
How do you know if you have bed bugs? Do any of these sound familiar to you?:
finding strange bite marks on your body in the morning
finding tiny red blood stains on your sheets
a strange sickly sweet odor in your bedroom
tiny insects in the crevices of your mattress that hide from direct light
If you have bed bugs there is one important thing you need to know…
You are not alone…
Statistics show that bed bug infestations are on the rise. Bed bugs do not discriminate based on race, sex or income bracket. We are all vulnerable.
Here are a few sneak peaks of what’s inside Michael’s bed bug treatment guide:
Bed bugs removal secrets only found in this guide
Step-by-step methods to eliminate an existing bed bug infestation
How to protect yourself from bed bug bites while sleeping (until the infestation is removed)
Things you should NEVER do when dealing with a bed bug infestation
5 simple keys to saving hundreds with commercial exterminators
10 time tested and proven strategies for quickly and naturally removing ANY bed bug infestation
1 little known special tip for detecting where bed bugs more efficiently than exterminators or trained dogs!
16 University tested and scientifically proven chemicals for very severe infestations presented (as an option to the natural remedies)