- You wake up with bites you didn’t go to bed with. Bed bugs are pretty aggressive so the amount of bites each night will continually increase.
- You find bites on you that are kind of in a line, like 2-4 bites near each other, maybe an inch apart.
- You find a blood spot or blood spots on the bed sheets. If you want to, you can touch these. These spots are smooth when left by bed bugs and a little more textured when left by cockroaches or other bugs.
- Not everyone is allergic to the bites so just because someone doesn’t show a sign of bites doesn’t mean they’re not getting bit.
- Bed bugs molt, or shed their exoskeleton 5 times. Sometimes you can find these around your house.
- I knew I had bed bugs 3 months before I ever actually saw one but if you want to go on a hunt, there are some places you can look where you may have better luck finding them. Just because you don’t find them doesn’t mean you don’t have them.
- Behind hanging pictures on the wall
- In corners where the flooring meets the wall
- In the seams on mattresses
- In the corners where the walls meet each
- In the corners where the walls meet the ceiling
- Behind and under hardware on beds
I would be pretty confident that if all you have is numbers 1 and 2, you probably have bed bugs.
It doesn’t matter where you get them. Once you have them, all that matters is that you get rid of them!