You have a suspicion. An inkling. A heavy burden of foreboding that you just can’t shake. You worry that you might have bed bugs in your house and you just can’t get a moment’s rest until you know the truth.
If this describes your current situation, we completely understand! We founded The Bed Bug Store online because we want to help people discover their bed bug problems sooner and get rid of them fast. That’s why we’ve created a variety of natural bed bug treatment products that are designed to get you the results you want (a bed bug-free home) right when you want them (as soon as possible!).
In addition to our sprays and powders which are designed to kill living bed bugs, we also offer several products that will help you inspect your home for bed bugs on a regular basis and prevent bed bugs from infesting your home should they be brought in by luggage, guests, or animals.
One of our more popular bed bug prevention products is the Bed Bug UV Detection Light. This device is specially designed to make it easier for you to spot bed bugs in your home before a small problem becomes a massive infestation.
Keep reading to learn more about how our bed bug lights work and what you should look for when conducting a bed bug inspection in your home, hotel room, Airbnb, or place of business.
Why Is It So Important To Inspect With A Bed Bug Light?
Despite what you may have read on the internet, it’s very hard to spot bed bugs with the human eye. First of all, bed bugs don’t like to come out during the day. They prefer to venture out of their tiny hiding places when it’s dark and they’re more likely to find unsuspecting prey (aka sleeping humans). Second, bed bugs are pretty fast. They’ll typically only feed for a few seconds before scurrying back to their hole to digest their most recent meal of human blood. Third, while you may occasionally be able to spot an adult bed bug, especially if the infestation is getting out of control, they’re not the only ones you have to worry about. Unless you also destroy the bed bug eggs, you’re likely to experience a vicious cycle of infestation.
What To Look For
So once you’ve purchased your bed bug detection UV light from the Bedbug Store, how exactly do you go about using it? And what tell-tale signs of bed bug habitation are you looking for? Here the most important ones:
Fecal Spots - Bed bugs are NOT housebroken. This means that in addition to biting you, they typically go to the bathroom wherever they please. With your bed bug light, carefully inspect baseboards, cupboards, furniture cushions, and especially your bedsheets, mattress, and box springs for thin black streaks. These are the signs of bed bug waste, and they’re much easier to see with a bed bug light.
Discarded Skins - The next thing you’ll want to look for with your bed bug light is the skins that are left behind when a bed bug molts. Every time a bed bug achieves a new stage of maturity, it leaves behind its former exoskeleton. They look like golden shells that used to contain a bed bug but are now empty. There are five stages of bed bug growth, so each one leaves more than a couple of skins behind. If you find these golden shells, you’ll know that bed bugs have been reproducing nearby.
Blood Spots - Bed bugs gotta eat, and their meal of preference is human blood. Unfortunately, bed bugs don’t teach their kids very good manners, which means they tend to get their “food” all over the place. Use your bed bug light to scan all furniture, mattresses, box springs, and bedclothes for dark red blood spots. This is usually what happens when bed bugs are crushed by your body while biting you during the night. Yuck.
Bed Bug Eggs - This is one of the most important things to search for with your bed bug light. Unhatched bed bug eggs are white in color (aka very hard to see), deposited in clusters of two to five, and typically the size of a grain of rice. If you’re searching without light or with a normal flashlight, you’re likely to miss them.
Live Bed Bugs - There’s no more definite confirmation that you have a bed bug problem than finding the little suckers frolicking around your home or business. In case you’ve never seen a bed bug before, you should know that you’re looking for dark, reddish-brown insects that are about the size of an apple seed. They are wingless, with six legs and short antennae. Armed with your bed bug detector light, they should be easy to spot, especially on lighter colored furniture, mattresses, and linens.
Let us at Bed Bug Store assist you. All our products come with a 90-day 100% satisfaction guarantee. We have been relieving customers of their bed bugs for over 15 years. Our products are also 100% all-natural, chemical and pesticide-free. The smell you notice when using our solution, is the fresh scent of peppermint.