Bed Bug Symptoms, Detection and Identification

Identify bed bugs and detect an infestation before things get out of control.

Due to their small size, it may be difficult to pick out the particulars and be sure you're looking at a bed bug. If you believe you do have a bed bug infestation but aren't 100% sure, call a pro. I've heard that bed bugs exterminators can cost roughly $300 per room. But if you think of how difficult it can be to detect and completely eradicate bed bugs from your home, the price starts to look pretty darn good.

Articles

How to Catch and Trap Bed Bugs
Catching and trapping bed bugs can be crucial to confirming a bed bug infestation.

Help! I think I have bed bugs!
If you think you may have bed bugs and you're starting to freak out, read this.

Testing the Bedbug Beacon Bed Bug Monitor
An easy way to detect bed bugs.

What Do Bed Bugs Look Like?
Physical characteristics to help you identify bed bugs.

Pictures of Bed Bug Infestations
These pictures show bed bug infestations in different areas to help you identify a bed bug infestation.

Check Your Bed for Bed Bugs
Surefire signs to identify a bed bug infestation.

Pictures of Bed Bugs in a Mattress
Do you know what a bed bug mattress infestation looks like?

What is a Bed Bug Dog?
A useful tool in the fight against bed bugs.

A Guide to Bed Bug Size and the Bed Bug Life Cycle
Knowing how big bed bugs are at different stages in their life cycle can help you identify an infestation.

5 Signs of Bed Bugs in Your Home
If you see these 5 signs of bed bugs in your home, there's a good chance you have a bed bug infestation.

Bed Bug Bite Pictures
Pictures to help you identify bed bug bites.

What is a Bed Bug Infestation Like?
If the details of this fictional story sound familiar, you could have bed bugs.

Bed Bug Bite Symptoms
These symptoms indicate that you've been bitten by a bed bug.

Bed Bug Pictures
High-quality pictures of bed bugs from different angles.

Bed Bug Monitors and Traps Compared
Learn the differences between different kinds of bed bug traps.

FAQs

Recommended Products

Homemade Vaseline/Tape Bed Bug Monitor
A simple homemade option for detecting bed bugs.

Homemade Dry Ice Bed Bug Monitor
An advanced homemade option for detecting bed bugs.

NightWatch Bed Bug Trap and Monitor
The most advanced, accurate bed bug monitor available.

Climbup Insect Interceptor Bed Bug Monitor
The most popular method for trapping bed bugs.

Bedbug Beacon C02 Active Bed Bug Monitor
A low-cost active bed bug monitor.

Bed Bug Handbook
The complete guide to bed bugs and their control.

Bed Bug Beware Book
A good high-level introduction for protecting yourself from bed bugs and dealing with them if you get them.