Do I have bed bugs?
Common signs of a bed bug infestation
Since they are great hiders, you may not even know right away - they may be hidden in cracks in floorboards or behind molding, inside light sockets, or even in electrical outlets.
Common signs that you may have bedbugs are:
-Spots on the sheets
Bed bugs may leave signs on the sheets. They may look like small spots of blood, or streaks from beg bug droppings.
A heavy bed bug infestation may cause a musty odor.
If you are unsure and have not actually seen a bed bug yet, it's a good idea to invest in some inexpensive bed post interceptors. These are an incredibly reliable monitoring tool that also isolate your bed from the bed bugs. They will help you determine conclusively if you have an infestation.
Do I have fleas?
Common signs of a flea infestation
The most commonly used identifying characteristic of a flea is the whisker-like spines on and around the head. They also have a very slender proboscis, or beak that extends forward during a blood meal.
If an animal in your house is frequently itching, or you see blackish specks in your pets’ bedding, this may be flea eggs or dried blood from fleas. To test, don a pair of white cotton socks pulled up to your calves and walk around the house by shuffling your feet. Inspect the socks for fleas that have latched on.
If you or another person is getting flea bites, this suggests that your home is supporting the development of flea larvae, meaning new adult fleas can then infest your pets. This means that treating your animal alone is not enough, you will have to treat the entire house.
Flea bites on humans are most commonly seen on the ankles and lower half of the legs.
Is this a bed bug?
How to identify a bed bug
Are these bed bug bites?
How to identify a bed bug bite