Are you waking up with red, rashy welts on your body? Do you suspect you might have bed bugs? If you live in Livingston, New Jersey, one of the many communities we serve throughout New Jersey, the first question you probably want to know the answer to is: “Are there bed bugs in Livingston?” Well, like the heading of this article indicates, the answer is yes. Just like countless communities around the globe, bed bugs have been found in Livingston. That means, those bites you’re finding could be from bed bugs. Let’s look at a few ways you can figure out if bed bugs are your problem.
The easiest way to determine whether or not you are being bitten by bed bugs is to actually see one. But many people don’t even know what a bed bug looks like. These little blood eaters are often mistaken for something benign. So, your first course of action should be to hop over to our bed bug identification page and take a look.
Bed Bug Signs
When bed bugs bite, they often leave signs of their comings and goings. Here are a few signs you can look for:
- Feces. These pests do not discriminate when it comes to leaving their droppings. If they’ve been in bed with you, you may find black streaks on your pillowcases or sheets. Streaks may be found on comforters and blankets, and also, on objects in the room the bugs have traveled over to get to their hiding place. If they are living in your walls, you may find streaks on trim boards and outlet covers. If they are living in your mattress, you may find patches of black on corners and in seams. If they are living in your upholstered furniture, you are most likely to find feces in stitching and creases.
- Urine. You can find urine from these pests in all the same places you’ll find their droppings, but the light brown staining of urine will be most easily seen on white sheets and pillowcases.
- Blood. When bed bugs get done feeding, they will sometimes dribble. If these dribble spots are found quickly, they will appear red, but most of the time they are found after the blood has dried, and the coloring has turned a dark brown.
- Shed skins. Bed bugs go through five developmental stages. In each new stage, they shed their skin from the previous stage. These shed skins can be found in all the same places feces and urine can be found. They will appear brown to rust in color.
If those bites you’ve been getting are indeed bed bug bites, we can help. At ChemTec Pest Control, we have the most comprehensive bed bug treatment plans available in our industry, and we back this services with a 6-month bed bug guarantee. You don’t have to wonder if those blood-eating bugs are gone. We guarantee it.