Since the reemergence of bed bugs as a household pest, it’s never a bad idea to err on the side of caution and check any new living arrangements for signs of bed bugs. It’s probably not necessary to hire a bed bug extermination team to do a formal inspection, but you should know the signs of bed bugs and consult professionals if you spot anything suspicious.
While it is not illegal to sell a home with a bed bug infestation, responsible homeowners probably aren’t thinking about selling their home when they’re in the midst of bed bug removal. However, some homeowners are not aware there is problem at all. Knowing what to look for will ensure you don’t accidentally inherent bed bugs.
If you’re moving into an apartment or a house with multiple units, checking for signs of bed bugs should be a part of your routine check. Bed bugs commonly migrate this way, so if you see signs of bed bugs in common areas, be aware that it could be a potential problem. For tenants concerned about bed bug removal, read our article on bed bugs in apartments.
Signs of bed bugs include:
- Black specks (bed bug droppings). Look around bedding, carpeting and baseboards, particularly in bedrooms.
- Molted bed bug skins. Search around baseboards, floorboards, bedposts and furniture.
- Small white eggs. Bed bug eggs are about 1mm long, sticky and white. They’re often laid on and around bed bug hiding places.
- And of course, keep an eye out for bed bugs themselves. To identify bed bugs, visit our bed bug gallery to see what they look like.
For help with bed bug removal call Magical Pest Control’s bed bug extermination team at (905) 738-6676 for a free over the phone consultation. We’re happy to do bed bug inspections for new homeowners. If we discover signs of bed bugs, we’ll begin bed bug removal immediately.