Bed bugs have been known to give off a distinct “bed bug scent.” The scent is distinct enough that humans can detect bed bugs if they are present in a high enough concentration. This smell is how bed bug sniffing dogs are able to detect bed bugs.
The smell is often described as musty and sweet, with many people noting that it smells similar to berries, especially raspberries. The larger the bed bug infestation, the stronger the bed bug scent is likely to be.
If this scent seems familiar, you should consider calling a bed bug exterminator to inspect your home for other signs of bed bugs. It’s unlikely that you’d notice the bed bug scent of a few bed bugs, so if you’re noticing a bed bug scent, there are probably other signs you have bed bug.
If you’re concerned that you may have detected bed bugs in your home, call Magical Pest Control at (905) 738-6676 for a free over the phone consultation. Our team will do an inspection with bed bug sniffing dogs, when necessary, to determine if a bed bug infestation is present.