Bed bugs are common household bugs today. In the US every 1 person from 5 are the victim of bed bugs We want to know How to identify bed bugs. It becomes a serious headache for all. It’s an insect that can bored your life. Even we don’t know the proper identifying method of bed bugs. But if we want to get rid of bed bugs, we have to identify them first, as they are actually bed bugs.
With proper steps it’s an easy process to identify bed bugs. But occasionally, when we face them for the first time the work become difficult. On the other hand, we’re not expert in pest management, so it takes time sometimes. Though identifying bed bugs is so easy, but sometimes the bed bug bites confused us if the bites come from bed bugs actually. So we have made a proper step by step guideline to identify bed bugs. Let’s start…
How to identify bed bugs:
Table of Contents
- How to identify bed bugs:
- How to identify bed bugs yourself:
You can easily identify bed bugs by following below 10 steps. So why we are late, let’s start to identify bed bugs quickly.
With physical structure:
If you get some insects in your house like bed bugs, but are not sure if they are bed bugs or not? Simply, watch the physical structure of bed bugs and it’s the best process to identify bed bugs. Bed bugs looks like brown in color and the baby bed bugs are light brown color. When they take blood for feeding they all turns into reddish color. Bed bugs are six legs insect and they have no wings. So they have no ability to fly. Size differ from one to one, but in average they are 1mm to 7mm long in size and 1mm to 3mm wide. So if you see any insect that match the mentioning characteristics, then can identify it as bed bugs.
By movement of the bed bugs
I already mentioned that bed bugs have no wings. So they do not fly. They move only by crawling. They pass 1 to 3 feet per minute. If you see any flying bugs, you can confirm that they are not bed bugs. They may be mosquito or fleas. But they’re not bed bugs. But if they don’t fly and bear six legs with brown color, they can be identified as bed bugs.
By odor of bed bugs
Bed bugs spread an odor and it’s very disgusting. When you see bed bugs and if you kill them anyhow, you’ll find that they are spreading an odor. Sometimes they spread odor if you don’t touch them at all.
Someone think they can communicate by this odor and they can attract the opponent to mate as well by this odor. So if you feel any bad odor from the unidentified insects, you can identify it now that they are bed bugs actually.
By signs of bed bugs
Bed bugs stay in the nasty places and in the corner of the coach, bed sheets, mat and even in the wall. So if you see those places, you will see the signs of infestation of bed bugs.
They keep the black signs in the staying place. Researcher think it can be the excretion of bed bugs. So to identify bed bugs it can be very effective method to find out the signs of bed bugs and if you find something like blackish excretion in the staying places of bed bugs, you can identify it as bed bugs.
Search where bed bugs hide
Do you know where bed bugs hide? If you want to know how to identify bed bugs, you should know the hiding places of bed bugs. Bed bugs hide, where human is available. To feed blood they do so. Normally bed bugs hide in the side of coach, bed sheets/cover, under the carpets, in the pillow and even in the floor, windows and electric point. So if you want to identify bed bugs you can see those places carefully and if you find infestation of bugs on that spot, you can sure that they are bed bugs.
Bed bugs living environment
Bed bugs can live in 7°C (46°F) to 44°C and if the temperature goes above 45°C, they will die. (EPA says so). So if you live in the within mentioned temperature you can identify bed bugs alive. Otherwise they’ll die and you may find only the signs of bed bugs. So to identify bed bugs temperature is great fact.
Are they biting you
If you ask me how to identify bed bugs, I’ll ask you again that are they biting you? Yes! We can realize the infestation of bed bugs for the first time when they start biting to us. Because we become conscious when something bites us or make bored our life. So If they start to bite you, it’s sure bed bugs may be prevailing in your room. So if anything (like brown color insect) bite you, be sure without identifying that bed bugs are prevailing in your house. So it’s time to prevent them.
Contact with Expert Entomologists
I think it’s so much possible to identify bed bugs? Mostly you have to identify them with their looking and appearance. It’s the best and popular method to identify bed bugs and I have described already the 7 steps that are so much experimented. We have showed that anyone can identify bed bugs by the mentioning process. But if you think you’re not understanding or not feeling sure if they are bed bugs actually or which is biting us can be a bed bug?
Then I’ll suggest you to collect some sample of the bugs and contact with the dermatologists to identify the bugs and be sure what the bugs that are infesting in your house.
To know process of identifying bed bugs see the below live experimental video:
Provide sample to the University or Colleges
If you live in a place where University or Colleges is available and I think (most probably) it’s available in your area. Then contact the Entomology Department of the University and provide the sample you collect before. It’ll make you free from tension and the bugs will be identified easily. As they are so qualified about pest identification.
Call professional bed bugs management team
If any of the above method are not working for you or you are not satisfying with the bugs, then you should call a professional pest management team in your house and they will give you the proper solution to identify bed bugs and there have no confusion to identify bed bugs then.
How to identify bed bugs yourself:
You can ask me again how to identify bed bugs yourself. I’ll tell that Only follow the above step to identify bed bugs.
At the end, I’ll tell you I think you’re able to identify bed bugs 100% now and don’t need to ask anyone how to identify bed bugs again? So I’ll repeat Follow the above steps and you will able to identify bed bugs clearly and it’ll make your exterminating process easy.
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