Does My Mattress Have Bed Bugs? Let's Find Out!

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Bed bugs are tiny, blood-sucking insects that infest human homes and hide in dark, secluded areas. When they feast on blood, their otherwise flat, oval-shaped bodies inflate like a balloon and transform from brown to red.

This article will cover some important facts about the identification and proper treatment methods for bed bugs that have infected the mattress.

You will likely notice red stains on sheets where the bed bugs have been crushed by your body as they feed at night. Another potential sign is the dark black spots, about the same size as a pinhead, around the bed. This is bed bug excrement.

How to Identify Bed Bugs in the Mattress

Reduce any clutter around and under your bed. Carefully vacuum the seams and fabric (and dispose of the bag immediately after the first use).

How to Get Rid of Bed Bugs in the Mattress

There is no way to definitely test your mattress for bed bugs, but an effective alternative is to place a trap or lure near your mattress.

Can You Test a Mattress for Bed Bugs?

Yes, bed bugs can be seen with the naked eye. The adults measure about four to five millimeters long (that’s about 0.20 inches).

Can You See Bed Bugs with the Naked Eye?