Friday FAQ: What Do I Do If I’ve Found Signs of Bed Bugs?

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Friday FAQ: What Do I Do If I’ve Found Signs of Bed Bugs?

Welcome to our Friday FAQ series, Paragon Pest Control community! As we wrap up Bed Bug Awareness Week, we’re addressing one of the most critical questions homeowners have: What do I do if I’ve found signs of bed bugs? Bed bugs can be a distressing discovery, but with the right steps, you can manage the situation effectively. Let’s dive into what you need to do if you suspect a bed bug infestation.

Identifying Bed Bug Signs

First, it’s essential to confirm whether you’re indeed dealing with bed bugs. Here are some common signs:

  1. Bite Marks:

    • Red, itchy welts often found in a line or cluster, typically on exposed skin.

  2. Blood Stains:

    • Small blood spots on your sheets or pillowcases from crushed bed bugs.

  3. Fecal Spots:

    • Tiny, dark spots (bed bug excrement) on mattresses, bedding, and furniture.

  4. Shed Skins:

    • Exoskeletons shed by bed bugs as they grow.

  5. Live Bed Bugs:

    • Small, reddish-brown insects hiding in mattress seams, bed frames, and furniture cracks.

Immediate Steps to Take

If you’ve identified signs of bed bugs, follow these steps to manage the situation:

  1. Don’t Panic:

    • While bed bugs are a nuisance, they are manageable with the right approach.

  2. Isolate the Area:

    • Avoid moving infested items to other parts of the house to prevent spreading. Keep the affected room isolated as much as possible.

  3. Reduce Clutter:

    • Clutter provides hiding spots for bed bugs. Clean up the area and seal items in plastic bags until they can be inspected and treated.

  4. Inspect and Clean:

    • Thoroughly inspect your bedding, furniture, and any other potential hiding spots. Wash all bedding, linens, and clothing in hot water and dry them on the highest heat setting.

Professional Treatment

Bed bugs are notoriously difficult to eliminate without professional help. Here’s why you should consider contacting Paragon Pest Control:

  1. Expert Inspection:

    • Our professionals can confirm the presence of bed bugs and assess the extent of the infestation.

  2. Effective Treatment Plans:

    • We use advanced treatment methods tailored to your specific situation, ensuring thorough eradication.

  3. Follow-Up Inspections:

    • To ensure the bed bugs are gone for good, we provide follow-up inspections and treatments if necessary.

Preventing Future Infestations

Once your home is bed bug-free, take steps to prevent future infestations:

  1. Regular Inspections:

    • Periodically check your bed, furniture, and other areas for signs of bed bugs.

  2. Travel Precautions:

    • Inspect hotel rooms for bed bugs before settling in. Keep luggage off the bed and inspect it before bringing it back home.

  3. Protective Covers:

    • Use bed bug-proof covers on mattresses and box springs to reduce hiding spots.


Finding signs of bed bugs can be alarming, but with prompt and effective action, you can manage the situation. Remember, Paragon Pest Control is here to help you every step of the way.

For professional bed bug treatment and pest control services, contact Paragon Pest Control today at (972) 435-9797 or visit Let’s ensure your home remains a safe and comfortable place, free from bed bugs.