Where are Bed Bugs Found?

Bed Bug Control, where can they be found?

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 EcocapCyonara 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.

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Date: Monday, 4. January 2010 9:36
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    how do i get rid of bed bugs?i livein a upstairs we sleep in the livingroom our furnishture is burgady velvet and it is so hardto see the bed bugsand we have that indood outdoor blue carpet2 bedrooms lining and dinning roomwe tried almost everything please help us

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    Hi Charlita,
    Sorry to hear of your infestation. If you haven’t yet encased your mattress and box spring, I would start my treatment doing so. This is very essential to bed bug treatment. After encasing the mattress and box spring, a thorough chemical treatment has seemed to bring out the best results. The bed bug kits on our website has been specially put together by our licensed professional pest control operators to help you step by step through do it yourself pest management. I would also try not to move rooms so much because by doing so you could possibly spread the bed bugs around your home and cause them to spread. I hope this helped~ Good luck!

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    I awoke this morning and turned on my nightstand lamp. I saw a black dot on my quilt, but it start to move quickly. With out a thought I push my finger against it and pinched. A larger blood spot was left on my bed. The question is if I found one does that mean MORE? I check bed for more but didn’t see any signs and no bits. Should I be concern!!!

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    Chances are, there are more than one bed bug. It is recommended that you check all cracks and crevices such as mattress seams. Bed bugs require various treatments according to the size of the infestation. Initially, you must check all areas in detail to see where they have infested. Common areas include mattress seams, base boards, etc. You may actually be able to see the bed bugs or you may discover blood spots and dark spots of feces. We carry various products such as sprays, liquid concentrates, IGRs, and dusts. The spray is used to treat intimate areas around mattresses, furniture, etc. They often have a residual of 2 weeks. The liquid concentrate is used for larger surfaces such as the base boards of the room; they have a residual of about 3-4 months. The IGR is an insect growth regulator which prevents the insect from reaching a state of maturity at which they are able to reproduce. The dust product is restricted to areas of minimal or no contact such as the wall void area, under/behind furniture, etc. The residual is about 5-6 months.

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    Hi Cathy. One of the most common ways to become infested with bed bugs is by secondhand materials like used bed frames, used couches, used mattresses. If you are buying a brand new mattress, I don’t think that you will have to worry about bed bugs but if it is a secondhand mattress, you may want to get it inspected BEFORE you bring it into the house. I don’t think the store will provide the inspection and you may need to hire a professional pest control management company for an inspection. It’s also fairly easy to inspect the mattress yourself. You need to thoroughly check the lining of the mattress for any black spots which can be feces or for the beg bugs themselves. However, yes, if it is a used mattress, you may want to reconsider the purchase or you have to make sure you inspect it before bringing it in the house. If its a new mattress, then you don’t need to worry too much. Hope that helped! 🙂

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    I started itiching for 4 days when mentioned he said maybe bed bugs do he inspected the mattress and there was a small group of maybe 6-8 he got an old rag and wiped the area with bleach and We saw bout 2 bugs later on that week, I purchaseed my mattress new and I’m now moving but scared they will come with me what shall so do I thought to throw out the new mattress that aS purchased only 8 month ago

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    Purchase Bedlam Bedbug aerosol to spray on your furniture before you bring them into your new home. You should be thorough when spraying your furniture. As for your clothes, hot water wash and dry your clothes. The hot temperatures should kill the bed bugs in your clothes. If you have any questions you can always give us a call at 1-800-788-4142.

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    about two weeks ago i start seeing bedbugs.i put heat in the room.i did not see anymore for a while. i went up stair to see if they had bedbugs,and they did.i told her we both need to spray at the same time.she refuse,is there any thing i can do. we need to work together.

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    Unfortunately, heat alone will not be able to kill bed bugs since, as you have noticed, they can escape through wall voids. You have the right idea, so thank you! You need to let your neighbor know that if you both do not work together to exterminate these bed bugs, the infestation will only get worse and spread to other adjacent rooms. Unless she wants a heavy bed bug infestation and possibly the main blame for the spread of them, she should cooperate and help out. It is essential that you start controlling bed bugs as soon as possible. They reproduce at alarming rates and can survive for up to a year without feeding.

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    my cousin had been itching on his arm every time he itches, the bumps swelled up he found 3 bedbugs on his bed not big ones does there have to be a nest some where? he only seen them in his room are they all over the house or could it just be in his room? someone told me tie are bed in tight plastic and leave it like that if any, they will die after a year there are no bugs in creases or seams he checked his bed 2-3 times

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    Hi Shawna,
    There could very well be a nest of bed bugs somewhere, but it is most likely in his bed, where he found them. As long as you aren’t laying down clothes or sheets on his bed then placing those items on other beds, the infestation should remain isolated to just his room for a short while (enough time for you to start treating his room for bed bugs). For now, I would start off with a 1 room bed bug kit for your cousin. Plastic bags alone will not work because even the slightest hole can create an opportunity for bed bugs to crawl out and spread. You want to get a certified bed bug-proof encasement for your mattress and box spring. However, you will need to encase the mattress/box spring for at least a year. Bed bugs can go up to a year without feeding!

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    Would just getting rid of your box spring help?? Because I’ve already located that that’s where they are?? And what do I do about my mattress? Is it okay to keep it?.

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    My husband rents a room during the week and comes home weekends. He just discovered bedbugs in his bed where he stays. He moved in the first of July, so has been coming home with clothes, etc for a month. I am cleaning, vacuuming, washing bedding, doing everything to prevent an infestation. I haven’t seen anything as of yet. Are there preventative measures I can use? what should he do to get rid of the infestation where he is staying. He likes t there.

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    Hi Victoria,
    Unfortunately, getting rid of your box spring will not completely get rid of the infestation. Your mattress will probably have bed bugs if your box spring has them as well. If you do throw away your box spring, encase your mattress and immediately encase the new box spring you buy before bringing it into your home.

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    Hi Cheryl,
    Keep doing what you’re doing. You might want to purchase some bed bug traps and monitors to keep an eye out for the start of an infestation. I recommend the Eco-Keeper since it can be placed underneath all 4 bed legs and also has a glue board in the middle. You can also encase your mattresses and regularly check them for any signs of bed bugs. In terms of treating your husband’s room, he can use a combination of Bedlam, Phantom Liquid Insecticide, and Gentrol IGR to have the minimal treatment needed to hopefully get rid of them.

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    I think my home becomes infested with some kinds of fleas but I don’t know if they are bed bugs. I saw a quite a lot of very small black dots on my quilt and my mattress. I found something like shimmering powders sticked on my clothes especially the clothes in dark color. I always feel the fleas flying around me everywhere at home and even at my office. Sometimes they bit me lightly but sometimes I got big bites from them.
    I put fleas killng bombs for quite frequently but they still exist. Could you tell me if they are bed bugs and what do I need to get rid of them?

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    Unfortunately, we are unable to evaluate the situation because we cannot actually inspect to see if it is the bug. But if they are black bugs and tiny like you describe, it may be fleas. We suggest that you receive an inspection by a professional pest control company so that you can identify the pest. Once the pest is identified, you can always contact us again so that we can give you all the control products that you need to eradicate them.

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    Hey i just wanted to say wat can i do to get rid of this bedbugs cuz they are killin me and my 3 year old daughter. I have baught new box spring and new mattress but before bringing it into my house i had bauht bed bug cover sheet for my mattress and till this day im still gettin a lot of bedbugs i be catchin big ones and little ones and i lose my sleep cuz i feel them crawl on me . What can i do please help.

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    Hi Jasmin,
    Are you sure you have identified them as bed bugs? I want to ask this to make sure that they are bed bugs because bed bugs can be difficult to get rid of and requires a lot of effort, but if the pests that are interfering in your home are not bed bugs, you will be doing treatment in vain. Bed bugs are small and can hide in virtually any crack or crevice, however, some of the insecticides that are used for bed bug treatment are restricted to certain areas. Because bed bugs are not limited to just the bed and can hide almost anywhere, there are kits available that will utilize a variety of different types of insecticides that will help you treat all included areas instead of being restricted to just one area. The kits will primarily include a dust product with a duster, liquid concentrate insecticide, aerosol sprays, and IGR concentrates, although some kits do not include all of the listed items and quantity of the items included may vary by kit. If you have any further questions or comments, please feel free to contact us again.

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    I have been bitten by bed buds and have not been reocovered for 2 months already. I saw some black spots at the seams. Should I throw away the bed immediately? Is the bed bug killing machine work? Does the curing liquid work? I am very nervous. How to cure the bed bug buts? Thank you! Please advise!

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    It is not necessary to throw the bed away. You can actually encase the mattress and box spring and treat the surrounding areas with bed bug spray such as bedlam. If you have a head board or foot board area, be sure to thoroughly inspect and treat all cracks and crevices on that area. Steaming machines are good for immediate relief. but follow up with a residual chemical treatment is a must!

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