1. Bed bugs are mostly nocturnal. Are you being bitten at night while you sleep? A bed bug bite may or may not itch. It may or may not turn red but usually has a red dot in the center. Also, generally, you will have 2 or 3 bites in a row. For them to fill up during a “blood meal” they may need 2-3 separate bites.
  2. Do you find small blood spots on the sheets or pillow case? After a meal they will go back into hiding and may loose droplets of blood on the way.
  3. Look in the creases or folds in your sheets and mattress or box spring. They love to hide. They may be on the back side of your headboard, in any small cracks, along the bed frame under the box spring, on the bottom of the box spring or between the mattress and box spring.
  4. They are 1 millimeter to 5 millimeters in length. The eggs are hard to find because they are a light white/gray. If there are a lot you should notice them. The bugs are a brownish red (see below). Use a good flashlight and be thorough. Or just let us come and do an inspection for you.
  5. You could use bed bug traps/monitors. Some monitors use a lure to bring bed bugs in. These are the best ones so check what it says on the packaging.