Signs you have bed bugs:

  • Bites
  • Casings or shedded skin (bed bugs shed their skin 5 times before they are full grown)
  • Blood stains or smears on sheets
  • Fecal matter & small white eggs
  • Bed bugs themselves (you are more likely to see a dead bed bug than a live one)

bed bug infestation

Where do bed bugs hide?

  • In cracks/crevices in protected locations near a food source
  • Along the seams/tufts of mattresses or box springs
  • Bed frames, headboards & other bedroom furniture
  • Cracked woodwork & recessed screw holes
  • Upholstered chairs & sofas, especially when used for sleeping
  • Under the edges of wall-to-wall-carpeting
  • Under loose wallpaper
  • Anywhere they can hide during the day without being disturbed

Checking for bed bugs:

The best way to prevent bed bug infestation is to catch them early, before they have time to multiply & spread. Start a simple, daily monitoring program using Bed Bug ALERT Monitors. This will give you a head start when you do have bed bugs & peace of mind when you don't.

Bed Bug ALERT Monitors:

These thin plastic devices help you identify the presence of bed bugs before an infestation takes hold. The attractant gel inside lures & traps bed bugs for easy detection.

Insert Bed Bug ALERT Monitors strategically in the areas where you know bed bugs can hide. Place a monitor in your bed near the seam or the headboard. Affix one under the bed frame. Slip one in between couch cushions. Put a monitor in your luggage when you travel. Keep an eye on nursing home beds where an elderly relative lives. Bed Bug ALERT Monitors are a safe, discreet, easy way to check for bed bugs daily.