Bed bugs are not seasonal pests. They can be in your homes, rental properties, and hotels year round.
They are quick to seek shelters indoors, since they do not adapt to cold weather very well. They will scurry inside mattresses, furnitures, and spaces between walls to keep warm. We usually see less bed bug activity reported in the winter, because humans are less active and travel less, but we still get calls.
If you find traces of bed bugs, it’s usally difficult to remove on your own. You may notice blood stains on bed sheets and small bites on your skin – typically three bites in a row. You will rarely see them, as they only come out to feed, just before dawn.
Why didn’t you see signs over the summer? Perhaps you came back from vacation and two bed bugs hitchhiked inside of your luggage. Now, you may have a large group of them, and they may have migrated from your luggage, in your closet, to your mattress.
If there are any signs of bed bugs, do not hesitate to call a bed bug removal company like Debug. You do not want a winter full of itches and lost sleep.