You might have woken up one night and realized that something disturbed your sleep. At least few things can disturb your sleep. These few things can be loud noises, too cold or too warm air in your bedroom, annoying bed bugs, or many other things. If you suspect that bed bugs live in your bed, do not panic. First, you will have to make sure that bed bugs make your life miserable and not something else. Many other insects such as mosquitoes or some types of flies can bite your skin and suck your blood. If you want to be sure that bed bugs suck your blood at night follow these steps:
1. If you do not find any signs of bed bugs in your bed during the day this does not prove that bed bugs do not live in your bedroom. You are not likely to find them in your bed in the daylight. They can live anywhere in your bedroom. They can hide in walls, under your carpet, in your drawers, or even outside of your house. They become more active at night. They know where you sleep, because they can easily sense the carbon dioxide you exhale.
2. Ask yourself how many times you were bitten in the past few weeks. If you were bitten a few times only, you are not likely to have bed bugs living in your house. If you have bed bugs, they will keep coming to your bed night after night. What is even worse, there will be more of them coming each night unless of course you decide to do something about it.
3. If you have reasons to suspect that bed bugs indeed live in your house, do not hesitate to call a professional exterminator. An exterminator can confirm if you have bed bugs. As an expert, he will be able to tell straight away whether you deal with bed bug infestation or not.
4. Look at your bites. If bites are located on the upper parts of your body, you are probably dealing with bed bugs. Bed bugs are unlikely to attack your legs. Other insects such as fleas will bite your legs or feet, but bed bugs are not likely to do this.
5. Try to describe how your skin looks like. Bed bugs bites usually appear as red welts or spots on your skin. They usually cause itching, but some people do not experience these sensations at all even if they have bed bugs living in their bedrooms.
6. You are more likely to have bed bugs in your house if you or one of your family members spent a night or a few nights in a hotel or a house of somebody who has them. If you always sleep at home and if you started seeing bites after the night, the chances are low that your house is infested with bed bugs.