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The Bed Bug General

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The Bed Bug General’ mission is to provide an educational and informational forum for all involved in the fight against bed bugs. By partnering with skilled recon operatives in the areas of entomology and pest management, we will determine the main operating locations of bed bugs, expose where they hide, and instruct in eradication methods. United we will provide information, guidelines, and services to combat the ongoing threat of bed bug infestation.

The most common form of bed bug detection is visual inspection, however without the trained knowledge to identify the telltale signs of an infestation, it can also be the least effective. The reason visual detection can be ineffective is due to the elusive and secretive nature of the bed bug preferring to hide in areas that are not easily accessible to visual inspection.

Usually the first telltale signs of a bed bug infestation start with bite marks appearing on the face, neck, arms, hands and other body parts. Additional signs of bed bugs may include rusty-colored blood spots from their blood-filled fecal material that is often excreted on the mattress or nearby furniture. In the later stages of an infestation more noticeable signs will include a sweet musty odor, the exoskeletons of bed bugs after molting, and the appearance of bed bugs in the folds of mattresses and sheets.