Where Do Bed Bugs Hide?

where do bed bugs hide

Here Are A Few Places To Find where Bed Bugs Hide

When they aren’t feeding, bed bugs hide in a bunch of different places. Around the bed, they can be found in seams and tags of the mattress and box spring, and in cracks on the bed frame and headboard.  Be sure to look for signs of bed bugs.  Here are the signs of bed bugs you will need to find out where bed bugs hide:

  • When bed bugs are crushed it leaves a rusty or reddish stains on bed sheets or mattresses.
  • Staining Dark spots (about this size: •) is bed bug excrement and bleeds on the fabric.
  • Nymphs, eggs and eggshells, which are very small (around 1mm) and pale yellow skins that nymphs shed as they grow larger.

If the room has a lot of bed bugs you will start to find them in other areas

  • Seams of chairs and couches, between cushions, the folds of curtains.bed bugs hiding in window frame
  • Drawer joints.
  • Electrical receptacles and even in appliances.
  • Check loose wall paper, wall hangings and picture frames.
  • At the point where the wall and the ceiling meet.
  • Bed bugs can even hide in the head of a screw.

considering bed bugs can fit into the width of a credit card, needless to say they can be hard to find.    Take the time to inspect every inch of the room and adjacent rooms.  Be sure to remember that they come in different sizes so identification can vary.

Here Is 3 Myths We Here Where Bed Bugs Hide

When we get a call for bed bug treatments invariably, we get the questions on what causes bed bugs.  Her are some myths on what causes bed bugs.

  • Myth 1 – Bed Bugs Come from Dirty Homes:

Bed bugs do not come from filthy conditions.  Many people believe that keeping a clean home or clean area that they won’t be susceptible to bedbugs.  In fact, bedbugs are not attracted to filth, dust or decay of organic materials.  Bed bugs can infest even the cleanest areas with organized.  Keeping a clean organized area can make it more difficult for them to hide.

Bedbugs take a blood meal so just like mosquitoes and ticks they require one as they move through their life cycle stages.  This misconception can be difficult for people to understand.  It is important to note that once your bed bug treatment is getting done and your prepping for bedbugs, cleanliness is very important.  It helps keep them hidden and in different areas to avoid spreading the issue.  Cleanliness and organization help your pest professional solve the issue but doesn’t stop them from infesting your home or business.

  • Myth 2 – Bed Bugs Can Jump

Bed bugs do not have the ability to fly or jump.  This is a common misconception.  In fact, they are slightly slow moving and crawl about 3 feet a minute.  This misconception comes from their ability to be stealthy.  Doing most of their hunting for a blood meal at night and crawling in and out of cracks and crevices allows bedbugs to seem as though they just flew and arrived or jump on the bed.  Fortunately, we don’t have to worry about bed bugs flying but this doesn’t stop them from hitching a ride anywhere they want to go.

  • Myth 3 – Bed Bug Bites Can Be Identified by A Doctor

When it comes to bed bug bites, everyone has a different reaction.  Unfortunately, most physicians are just trying to narrow down where the bites may have occurring and what could be causing the issue.  The key when you go to a physician is narrowing down that there is some issue or condition causing a rash, allergy or a medical condition.  They will eliminate the skin conditions and move to the living conditions and environment.  They may suggest an allergy test or start to look at spider bites or bed bug bites.  A Doctor cannot with certainty identify bed bug bites.

Bed bug infestations can be stressful.  The why me and what causes bedbugs always come into someone’s mind.  Of course, even if you’re not sure you have an infestation better safe than sorry is the best approach.  Fortunately, we have the best technicians in the business and having been handling bedbug issues for decades in New York.

If you discover bed bugs in your home, contact Enviro Pest Control for immediate relief. Our certified team is educated in the most advanced bed bug protocols and equipped with the state-of-the-art resources necessary for complete eradication of these pests.  You can also sign up online by clicking this sign up page and following the directions.  Once submitted you will be scheduled for a service and receive contact from your technician.

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