So how would you know if you did have bed bugs?
Well, first of all, most people don't know they have bedbugs until they've been bitten. But when they bite, bed bugs normally will bite at night time. You’ll have around three spots and they're normally pretty well in a row if you're in a low infested area. If you're in a high infestation, you're probably going to find the bedbug. There'll be lots of them all over the place. But, if it's just random, let's say you've got maybe a dozen bedbugs, you may not notice them. A very trained eye may not notice them. Even sometimes dogs that are out there that are not properly trained won't notice that they have the bedbugs either when they're a very, very low volume. A high volume it's for a professional and a dog groups that come out there and check your rooms.
A good properly trained dog will sense out a bedbug colony very quickly. But one or two bedbugs, they may not. Because they're looking for volume of bedbugs, they're not looking for one or two that came off of a bed. They may or may not be able to identify that they're there at that time when they go through. But I would suggest that again, the coasters like our coasters, are put underneath your beds. You could put them in between the mattresses as well as on the sides and people aren't going to notice them. Bed bugs are looking for a crack and a crevice,to hide in. So when they go in there to hide after they've had a blood meal, they'll get stuck there. When you've been bitten, you're going to find that you have little red dots. I've been bit before and they're very itchy, at least for me.
Now some people don't react the same. Some people will swell up very drastically. And some people won't have any reaction whatsoever. Those people are at more risk of getting an infestation, because they won't know that they're actually been a blood meal. We are their food source and so are our pets. People don't realize it. That everybody protects themselves, but they're not protecting their pets properly. So if you're in an area, you can easily get a pet bed monitor, what we call under the pet bed. And if you're not in your house all the time, the bugs will go there while your pets sleep, trying to get to your pets. And so you can check that monitor very quickly. And it's very easy to look in and see that, "Oh, I’ve got bedbugs in my pet bed. I can assume I have them throughout my house.” And so that's a very easy way to check as well.