Although most pests are incredibly resilient and very resourceful in hiding, bed bugs take it to a whole new level. They are one of the most difficult pests to deal with because of their uncanny ability to hide. Bedbug treatment requires that the exterminator knows exactly where the bed bugs are hiding in order to treat them successfully.
In this post we take you through how to find bed bugs. One of the reasons why they are so good at hiding in nooks and crannies is because their bodies are brown flat, small and oval. Although the adults have a somewhat reddish hue after sucking a hosts blood, their camouflage is still remarkably effective against wood, clothing and any other dark surface.
Bed bugs will typically hide in the following areas of your home. So if you have an infestation, you know precisely where to look and treat.
Well they are not called bed bugs for no reason. They love your bed. And whether your bed is made of steel or wood, this pest will find a way to hide in the tiniest crevice. Bed bugs love the bed because that way they are closer to you for easy feeding access during the dead of the night. Check bed joint and bed legs.
They cautiously hide in the seams of the mattress and if the mattress has an opening, they will be thrilled to live and multiply inside it virtually unreachable. They will step out at night for dinner when you are asleep. The menu is often the same, your blood.
Mattresses and box beds are a firm favorite for bed bags. In case of an infestation or as a way of prevention, sealing them ends up becoming a cheaper option as opposed to burning them.
3. General furniture
Bed bugs will prefer pieces of furniture where humans like to seat for longer periods such as sofas and recliners. They can be spotted in the middle of cushions where the seat legs meet the floor. Bed bugs also like to hide on artwork frames hanging off the walls.
If you have a carpeted floor, bed bugs will tend to hide where the carpet meets the wall. If the room has a wooden skirting, it also becomes an excellent hiding spot for this little beast of a pest.
Electronic sockets will often have tiny gaps between the wall and the socket. Light fixtures next to the bed such as lampshades can also be perfect hiding place for bed bugs.
Bed bugs will find joints in drawer framings to hide in. If you have an infestation, one has to remove all drawers and check inside as well the bottom of the drawer.
In an infestation bed bugs will also occupy the folds in hanging drapes, particularly if the drape’s color is darker.
A bed bug infestation is the very thing you would wish on your enemy in combat or not. Even then you would feel sorry for them because bed bugs are a nightmare and not easy to get rid of. Should you realize that you have an infestation, get in touch with a professional pest controller. They will assess your situation and formulate the most effective angle of extermination.