Bed bugs are incredibly small and can fit into cracks as thin as a penny. This makes bed bugs hard to find in the home, and can make bed bug control difficult. Here are some quick tips to see where bed bugs are most often found.
1. Using a flashlight and a stiff, flat-edged object like a credit card or paint scrapper, check around beds, mattresses, and other areas where you suspect you might have bed bugs. Look for actual bugs, eggs, feces, or molted skin as evidence of an infestation. Be sure to look in the cracks, crevices, and folds of fabric and furniture. You may also want to wear protective gloves during this inspection.
2. Bed bugs are attracted to warmth. The number one hiding place for bed bugs is in mattresses and beds. Inspect your sheets for blood spots bed bugs may have left behind. Be sure to thoroughly inspect the seams, tufts, and folds of your mattress in addition to any corners or crevices of your bed.
3. Bed bugs also like to linger where humans sit or lay idle for long periods of time. Couches, recliners, and even office chairs are popular hiding spots for bed bugs. Don’t forget to look beneath furniture, where fabric meets the legs of the furniture, and between seat cushions.
4. Bed bugs will also hide around the perimeter of a room. The edges of baseboards and carpet should also be inspected.
If you think you have bed bugs are not sure how to spot them, call your local bed bug company. At Econ-O-Bug we provide bed bug treatment in Lexington, SC and the surrounding areas. Give us a call today to learn more about our bed bug treatment options.