The bed bug epidemic is reaching new levels. These pests not only bite and leave unpleasant marks on your skin, but they are also incredibly difficult to get rid of. Keep reading to learn how to tell if bed bugs have infested your mattress and what you can do to get rid of them:
Unexplained Bite Marks
Although there is no way to know for sure if you have bed bugs without a professional opinion, if you wake up with unexplained bite marks, there is a good chance you have bed bugs in your mattress. Since bed bugs typically bite when you are sleeping, you will most likely notice these bite marks in the morning. Call an exterminator if you do see these marks, so they can determine whether or not you have bed bugs.
Black Spots on the Mattress
Bed bugs are small and hide in cracks and crevices, so it is rare to notice any signs of these pests. However, bed bugs occasionally leave droppings along your mattress. If you notice black stains along your sleeping surface, it is a good idea to call for a professional opinion.
When you travel, try to leave your suitcase outside or in the garage to make sure you do not bring any unwanted pests inside with you. Wash all of your clothing in hot water before putting it away. If you already have bed bugs, you definitely need the help of an exterminator to get rid of them. You should also consider purchasing a new mattress, so you can have a fresh and clean sleeping surface.
If you have been the victim of bed bugs, come to Mattress Direct, in St. Louis, to replace your mattress. With a great selection of Simmons, Dr. Breus, and Tempur-Pedic mattresses, we keep you sleeping in comfort. For more information, call us today at (314) 549-8496.