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Although it is not a pleasant topic to talk about, the fact is that bed bugs have become a real issue in many homes. If you are concerned about whether or not they are present in your home, here are some of the clues they leave behind that would indicate their presence:

Of course, the first thing you should know is what a bed bug looks like. They are flat with oval-shaped bodies and have a rust color. It may be difficult to see an actual bed bug because they are so small in size, especially when they have just hatched, but you should be able to see evidence of their presence.  For example, you may notice small stains on the bedsheets or mattresses which results from remnants of their bodies or fecal matter. They also bite so you may experience itchy bumps on your skin. Another sign is that you may notice a musty smell in the room.

Its also worthy to note that, despite the name, bed bugs are not just found in beds and bedding. They may also be hiding in soft furnishings, clothing, books and picture frames, etc.

You may be wondering how it is possible to have bed bugs in your home? Due to their size, it is easy to inadvertently transport them from one place to another in luggage and other items, this means that if you stayed in a place that has them, such as a hotel, for example, you may have brought them home with you.

What should you do if you are worried about bed bugs in your home? Firstly, do not panic and attempt to remedy the situation yourself, this could make the problem worse. Instead, contact a pest control expert who is trained to get rid of them.

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