You hope it never happens to you and your family, but every so often, there is an outbreak of bed bugs in your city or town, and that means at some point, you might get bed bugs in your home.
Bed bugs are small insects. They’re about the size of an apple seed, and nocturnal, which makes them quite difficult for us humans to spot. Below we’ve compiled a list of the top places where to look for bed bugs so you can find and get rid of them as soon as possible.
Places To Look For Bed Bugs #1: Beds And Mattresses
The most common place to find bed bugs is, of course, your bed and mattress. Bed bugs can be found on or in your sheets, on your headboard, and on, around, or under your mattress and the area surrounding your bed. If you have carpets or furniture near your bed, in particular upholstered furniture (such a couches or chairs), they can be found in there, too.
Places To Look For Bed Bugs #2: Chairs And Couches
As mentioned above, bed bugs can be found in couches near your bed, but they can also be found in chairs and couches that are not in your bedroom! Bed bugs like to hide in the seams of chair and couches, so be sure to thoroughly examine all upholstered furniture in your home if you think you have a bed bug infestation, to ensure no bed bugs are hiding there.
Places To Look For Bed Bugs #3: Drawers
Bed bugs love the compact, dark space, and it doesn’t get much darker than the inside of a drawer. Bed bugs can often be found in the corners and seams of drawers and other wooden furniture. If you keep clothes in your drawers, they can definitely be found in your clothes as well. If you happen to find bed bugs in your clothes, find out what to do in our How To Prevent Bed Bugs From Infesting Your Home blog post.
Places To Look For Bed Bugs #4: Luggage And Used Furniture
Another crucial place to look for bed bugs is in luggage and used furniture. Bed bugs often get into our homes because we unknowingly brought them in. Bed bugs can get into luggage if you brought your luggage into a hotel that has been infested with bed bugs. Hotels and resorts are one of the top ways that bed bug infestations are unwittingly transferred into homes. So when you’re travelling, keep your eyes peeled for signs of bed bugs! Likewise, used furniture or clothes may have bed bugs from the previous owner’s home, so inspect these closely for signs of bed bugs prior to bringing them into your home.
We strongly suggest carefully checking luggage and used furniture and waiting a few days before bringing any luggage or furniture inside your home if you have strong reason to believe it may have come into contact with bed bugs.
If you have bed bugs in your home, they can be very difficult to get rid of, but Magical Pest can help you get rid of them quickly. Contact us today for a consultation. We can find a solution to your bed bug problem.