Bedbugs are wise pests that can hide anywhere in the home. These pests are clever enough to remain hidden when the occupants are awake. They don’t want to be stopped. Before you can rectify this problem, you need to confirm that you have an infestation. You’ll also need to find out where the bedbugs are hiding in your home. How does your exterminator check for bed bugs
? Continue reading the guide below to find out.
Inspects Mattresses And Box Springs
First, you should head to your bedroom because bedbugs
tend to hide on box springs and mattresses more than anywhere else. These pests want to stay close to their favorite food source. Since they consume human blood, they’re going to hide on your mattress. Bedbugs
can easily determine when someone is sleeping nearby because the human body will release heat
and CO2. Once the bugs have detected both, they will come out of hiding to eat. Be sure to check both sides of the mattress and pay close attention to the folds.
Inspects Bed Frames
These pests regularly hide on bed frames too. Again, bedbugs want to stay as close to you as possible. Once the mattress is overloaded with bedbugs, they’ll have to spread elsewhere. They’ll eventually begin moving to and hiding on the bed frame. They tend to hide around cracks, corners, and crevices. Use a flashlight to make it easier to spot the bugs. If your bed frame is wood, it’ll be harder to spot the bugs. After all, they’re going to blend in with the wood’s surface.
Inspects Bed Linen
As the infestation worsens, the bedbugs in your home are going to begin spreading. They’ll eventually move outside of the bedroom. Before that happens, they’ll hide elsewhere in the bedroom. In many cases, bedbugs can be found on the sheets, covers, and blankets in the bedroom. You’ll also need to check your pillowcases. If you find any brown stains on your sheets, this could be a sign that your home is infested with bedbugs
After you’ve finished searching every corner of your bed, begin looking elsewhere. Bedbugs may begin hiding on your floor. Ultimately, this tends to happen in bedrooms with carpets and rugs. The pests are going to sneak deep between the carpet fibers. After you go to bed, the bugs will come out of hiding and climb up the bed’s legs to suck your blood.
Inspects Upholstered Furniture
Do you have upholstered furniture in your home? Bedbugs can hide in these pieces as well. Couches and chairs provide them with plenty of suitable hiding places. These bugs are going to hide under the cushions, behind the pillows, and under the furniture. You may need to flip the chair upside down to inspect it thoroughly. Although bedbugs can be found on any piece of furniture, they prefer furniture near the bedrooms. Again, they hide here because it allows them to access food quickly.
Where Else May Bedbugs Hide?
Above, you’ve learned about the most common hiding places for bedbugs. Just remember that there are many more hiding places. Some hiding places are obvious. As for others, you’ve likely never guessed that bedbugs could be hiding there. Below, you’ll learn more about unusual hiding places for bedbugs.
Do you have electronics in your bedroom? Most homeowners do. You probably have clocks, computers, and televisions in your bedroom. These electronics are very beneficial, but they can be used by bedbugs. These pests are going to hide in many electronics around your bedroom. They prefer simple electronics such as alarm clocks. These devices tend to be put off heat. The bedbugs will enjoy hiding near the hot components. Since the electronics are close to your bed, they’ll have easy access to you in the middle of the night.
Inspects Bedroom Furniture
The majority of homeowners use dressers and nightstands. These items can be helpful for storing your clothes and other belongings. If you have a nightstand close to your bed, it will likely become a hiding place for bedbugs. They’ll climb inside the doors and hide your clothes.
Inspects Reading Materials
You have to check your bookstand. Many people have a shelf full of books in their bedrooms. You probably do because you love reading before going to sleep at night. With this in mind, you have to remember that bedbugs are going to hide in your books. They tend to hide between the book’s binding. Check your books carefully before calling a professional.
Inspects Hanging Decorations
Hanging decorations can make your home look a lot better. They’ll add color to your home. Plus, you can use hanging decorations to memorialize your pets, children, and more. If you have hanging decorations in your home, those hanging decorations might contain bedbugs. The pests could be hiding behind the decorations. If you have paintings, be sure to look between the canvas and stretcher bars. You’ll likely find bedbugs hiding here.
Inspects Luggage And Backpacks
Finally, you should begin checking your bags and suitcases. When you travel, you’re likely going to take a suitcase with you. Your suitcase will carry your clothes and other items. Suffice to say, this will make it much easier to carry your items. The only downside is that bedbugs could hide in your suitcase after you’ve made it to the motel. Unfortunately, this happens regularly, and it leads to bedbug infestations in residential structures. When you return home, the bedbugs in your luggage will come home with you. They’ll exit your luggage and hide in your home.
When you return home, carefully check your suitcase to ensure that you don’t bring bedbugs inside. If you find bedbugs in your dwelling, don’t delay calling
a qualified professional.