Bed bug infestations have become fairly common in the last few years. Many people are struggling every single day to deal with these nasty little creatures. If you are struggling with them as well, you are probably wondering how to get rid of bed bugs for good. However, before you can know how to effectively deal with them, you will have to know how to locate and identify them.
Blood feasting creatures
For starters, don’t forget that these pests are blood-feeding insects. They literally survive by drinking human blood. The key here is to find them before they have a chance to drink it. Before they consume the blood of an unsuspecting individual, bedbugs are about a quarter of an inch long, flat and oval in shape and light tan in color. Once they feed on blood, they swell in size and their color changes to dark-reddish brown. Bed bugs can be actually seen with a naked eye. However, they are very hard to spot until they come out of their hiding spots in order to feed on blood.
Look for traces of blood
A good method of searching for bed bugs is to look for blood stains on sheets, mattresses, and other bedding. The main reason why blood stains might appear on your bedding is because you can easily roll over and crush an adult bed bug that was already full of blood. Another reason involves the anticoagulant that bed bugs leave in your skin and which causes bleeding …