Where Do Bed Bugs Hide?
The physical attributes of the body of a bed bug allows it to be able to hide in many areas. Bed bugs do not always show up on the surface and it is hard to actually spot one. Their flattened bodies give them the privilege to hide in many cracks and crevices—they are actually very attracted to cracks and crevices which is a good place to start inspecting for bed bugs. For areas that are hard to it is better to use concentrate pesticides with a long residual time such as Fenvastar Ecocap, Cyonara 9.7, Demand CS, or Suspend SC. These products absorb into the walls, cracks, and crevices and lasts up to three months with the exception of the Demand CS which lasts up to six months.
The most common place to find bed bugs would be in the bedroom or where humans generally sleep. A good starting place to search for them would be in cracks or crevices near the bed such as mattresses and box springs or bed frames. Although, it is crucial that mattresses or any furniture that is in constant contact with humans should be treated with non residual pesticides such as Bedlam. In the case of sensitive skin we recommend products such as Steri Fab or Rest Easy.
Why it’s hard to find bed bugs
Bed bugs are very tiny, flat, nocturnal, and agile. They find many cracks and crevices to hide in such as wall voids, electrical plug outlets pipe lines, box springs, mattresses, etc. For It is recommended to use dust products such as Delta Dust or Drione Dust for areas that are near electrical systems and around the perimeter of the infested room. This prevents any further infestations in other rooms and prevents and electrical damage as it is a dry product. The key to using a dust product is to apply a thin and even layer for the best results by using a duster such as the Bellow Bulb Duster.
Where to Find Bed Bugs
The best places to start looking for bed bugs are cracks and crevices near or around the food source. Bed bugs tend to stay out of the light which leads them to find such hiding spots in dark areas such as mattresses, bed frames, box springs, nearby furniture, carpeting, baseboards, inner walls, tiny wood holes, or bedroom clutter. Bed bugs are usually found in groupings near the host although they are known to be able to travel as far as 100 feet for a meal. Bed bugs seek refuge in cracks and crevices no matter where they may be—in hotels, cruise ship cabins, bedrooms, etc. It is crucial to inspect every fold and crease, crack and crevice, mattress linens, nightstands, even behind picture frames or anything hung up on the wall.
Use the Facts to an Advantage
We know that bed bugs are nocturnal and that they avoid light. Also, bed bugs mainly come out to feed about an hour before dawn when they are most active. A way to catch the bed bugs in the act to is turn on a light that may be conveniently located on the nightstand or have a flashlight ready an hour before dawn. You could sweep the bed bugs into a cup of water to drown, but keep in mind that they are very fast. Dispose of the dead bed bugs by flushing them down the toilet. Then we recommend that you treat and disinfect the bed or area that the bed bugs were spotted.
You could also look for egg cases, dark stains (that come from the blood they’ve consumed and exposed of), or shells of bed bugs that were shed (also known as exuviae). It is imperative to look at every crack and crevice possible when inspecting for bed bugs.
|Bed Bug Basic Kit||Bed Bug Kit For 2 Rooms||Bed Bug Kit for 4 Rooms|
|Bedlam Bed Bug Insecticide Spray||Alpine Insecticide||Steri Fab|
|Delta Dust||PyGanic Dust||Drione dust|
|Fenvastar Ecocap||Demand CS||LambdaStar 9.7% CS|
WP (Wettable Powder)
|Demon WP||Tempo Ultra WP|
|Eco Keeper Bed Bug Monitor and Glue Trap|