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Common Places To Find Bed Bugs In Your Home

Bed bugs are notoriously difficult to get rid of once they've infested a home or rental property. These tiny, blood-sucking pests are experts at hiding in hard-to-reach places, making them tricky to locate them and even harder to eradicate.

common places to find bed bugs include couches

Where property owners are likely to find bed bugs 

If you're worried about bed bugs in your home, it's important to know where to look for them. Here are a few places where bed bugs are known to hide: 

  • Mattresses and box springs
    Bed bugs love to hide in the seams and crevices of mattresses and box springs in part because it allows them to stay very close to their food source – the occupants of the bed.
  • Headboards and bedframes
    Again, the close proximity to their blood meal(s), make the cracks and crevices of headboards and bedframes very appealing hiding spots for bed bugs. Upholstered headboards will also fit the bill just lovely. 
  • Couches and upholstered furniture
    Not only will bed bugs take advantage of the cushions and fabric folds of couches and upholstered, they’ll even crawl further in to the frames. When nighttime hits, they’ll come out for feeding. 
  • Outlets
    Outlets make great hiding spots for bed bugs because they’re in every room and more often than not, close to beds and the people that rest in them. 
  • Electronics
    Just like outlets, bed bugs can live in electronics like gaming systems, sound bars, and desktop computers.
  • Wall Voids
    Wall voids offer bed bugs a safe place to rest during the day that is still relatively close to where they feed at night. 
  • Under carpeting and behind baseboards
    Because bed bugs have flat bodies, they can squeeze into any space with relative ease – including under carpeting and behind baseboards. 
  • Clothing
    Although you might be likely to spot a bed bug crawling across your shirt or pants, you probably wouldn’t notice them if they hid out in a pile of clothes left on the floor near the bed. 

Signs of bed bugs to keep an eye out for

  • Live, adult bed bugs
  • Bloodstains on bedding and fabric
  • Fecal matter
  • Shed skins
  • Bed bug eggs

How to inspect for bed bugs

Once you know what you’re looking for, you’ll need to grab a flashlight (your smart phone will do) and start inspecting the areas we just highlighted above. Make sure you remove bedding, open drawers, and be extremely thorough in your inspection. Remember, you may not actually see bed bugs since your eyes cannot go everywhere they can crawl.

If you’re still not sure if you have bed bugs or worse, you find these pests in your home, the best thing to do is contact a pest control company that specializes in bed bug control.

Contact EnviroPest for bed bug control in Denver, Boulder, Colorado Springs & NoCo

Since 1965, EnviroPest has been resolving pest problems for Colorado residents and this includes bed bugs. Our locally operated pest control company has the experience and tools needed to exterminate bed bugs – completely! For effective bed bug control in Denver, Boulder, Colorado Springs, and Northern Colorado, you can count on our team. Reach out today for help getting rid of bed bugs. 

This blog was originally posted on April 27, 2016 but has been updated with new information.

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