Bed bug populations are on the rise and can be found anywhere. From your private residence, hotels, schools and even hospitals. Although it is not a serious medical condition, bed bug bites can turn what should be a peaceful sleep into a restless one. One common sign of having bed bugs are the bite marks on your body they leave behind which can turn into itchy welts. To stop this from happening listen to Dermatologist Seemal R. Desai on how to spot the signs of bed bugs before they take over your sheets.

If there is a sweet, musty odor in your sleeping area likes a cabin on a cruise
ship or hotel room for example. This can be a sign of a huge bed bug infestation as they produce chemicals in order to communicate yet not all could notice this smell.

Seeing specks of blood on the bedding and mattress or even upholstered furniture especially near the seams can be a sign that there is an infestation.

If you see exoskeletons remains on the mattress of bedding this could be bed bugs because they shed their outer shells that are normally left behind.

Tiny, blackish specks can be seen on the bedding and mattress or even the headboard is the excrement these bugs leave behind and could be a sign that they are there.

Even though it might be very small to see, after mating female bed bugs lay apple seed sized eggs that are oval shaped and white in colour. Normally they will be found in the cracks and crevices of your mattress and bedding. So be on the look out.

Many bites from bedbugs could lead to them becoming infected and cause serious problems for you. Rather check it out if it happens with a dermatologist who can treat such infections and stop the itch.