Get the facts; Bed bugs

Posted on November 1, 2010


Bedbugs… if you suspect you may be dealing with them, here’s how to check and find out the reality. Inspect your mattress, box spring, linens for redish-brown stains (blood spots) or sesame seed-like specks (waste). Another way to confirm your suspicion is to catch one. Bed bugs are most active after dawn so make sure to keep a flash light with you when looking for them. Some people react differently to bedbug bites and a symptom that could appear are small itchy raised bumps that form in straight lines. Now if you are a renting tenant and living in a building with three or more rentable units or city owned housing they are responsible for taking care of the situation . If they don’t assist you , report a violation to 311, or in Boston at the Mayor’s Hotline at 617-635-4500. Another helpful site to check out is; it is a free database with more information on the topic.