One of the worst things that can occur in your home in Texas is a bed bug infestation. After all, they invade the most intimate space - your bedroom. But how do you know if it's bed bugs or something else? There are three signs there is a bed bug infestation in your home, including bites, blood stains on your bedding, and an unfamiliar, musty odor. If you wake up with red, itchy spots on your body that are inflamed, this is a clear sign of bed bug bites. Blood on your bed sheets, pillows, and clothes can be from rolling around squishing the bed bugs. What's more, once you notice an odor in your home that you haven't smelled before, bed bugs could be the main culprit! If you are experiencing any of these clear signs of bed bugs in your home, you need to reach out to professionals immediately to eliminate these pesky insects!

1. A clear sign of bed bugs in your home is waking up with bites.

Bug bites shown on a child in Plano, TX.

The most noticeable sign of a bed bug problem may be found on your skin. Typically, bed bug bites are small, red, and itchy. Additionally, the bite might swell up and could be found on any area of skin exposed while sleeping. One way to know for sure if bed bugs are the problem is if you wake up with a distinctive bite mark pattern. If you notice any of these indications on your skin, you may have an infestation and will need immediate professional pest control assistance.

2. Blood stains on your bed sheets, pillows, and clothing are another sign of a bed bug infestation.

Blood stains on your sheets when you wake up are concerning and could indicate a bed bug infestation. You might have unconsciously rolled over in the middle of the night and squashed a bug. This will result in small blood spots appearing on your bed sheets, pillows, or clothing. Blood stains can also result from bed bug bites, as the wounds may continue to bleed for a while after they've finished eating. If you notice blood in your bed or clothing and it isn't from a cut on your body, the culprit is most likely bed bugs!

3. An unfamiliar, musty odor is a sign of bed bugs in your home.

Moldy and musty mattress from a bed bug infestation in Murphy, TX.

Your home may have a bed bug infestation if you notice an unfamiliar, musty odor. When a large number of bed bugs are present, they emit pheromones that can be quite potent and unbearable at times. A severe bed bug infestation may smell like wet towels, rust, or moldy laundry. Most people are unfamiliar with the scent of an infestation, so even if you smell something, you're likely to mistake it for something else. However, if you notice this sign, it is best to reach out to professionals, as a bed bug infestation could be present.

Professionals will use heat treatments, mattress encasements, and crack/crevice injections to eliminate the bed bug infestation.

Give us a call to schedule our bed bug control service.

Get rid of those awful bed bugs safely and effectively with our bed bug control service. At CitiTurf, we'll isolate the infested rooms and apply our bed bug control treatments to areas they're prone to hiding, such as the baseboards, around nightstands and dressers, and even behind the faceplates of light switches! That way, we can ensure you and your loved ones are safe in the comfort of your own home.

We offer our bed bug control service to residential properties in Plano, Allen, Frisco, McKinney, TX, and surrounding areas. Give us a call at 972-516-0001 to schedule today!