Do you keep waking up with bug bites all over your body? Do they seem to appear in tight clusters or even straight lines? If so your home may be infested with bed bugs. However it helps to locate and identify your attacker before you contact your bed bug removal professional and be landed with a bill for treatment of the wrong pest. A-Tex Pest Management will share some of the most common places, as well as the not so common places, to help aid you in your search for any bed bugs that may be hiding inside your home.
How Do I Identify Bed Bugs?
For those who have never seen bed bugs, A-Tex Pest Management will first describe what bed bugs look like to better help identify them if they are found. Bed bugs are very small and flat. They are about the size of an apple seed but much thinner. They are a brownish color when grown. The nymphs are a creamy yellowish color.
How Easy is it to Find Bed Bugs in Beds?
Let’s start with the most likely place you’re going to find Bed Bud–the bed. Due to there name Bed Bugs are most often found in beds. You will first want to remove all the bedding and have a flashlight ready. Look in the tight seams of the mattress and underneath the mattress. Bed Bugs hide in dark areas during the day and typically in fabric. After you have checked the mattress then check your box spring on every side. If you have a wooden bed frame or a bed frame with a ruff surface, check in the cracks or darker areas of the bed frame. Keep in mind that Bed Bugs can’t climb on smooth surfaces.
Where Can Bed Bugs Be Found in My Room?
If you hadn’t found any Bed Bugs on your bed that doesn’t mean you’re in the clear. Bed Bugs will travel 8 feet to their food source. While you’re still in the bedroom you will want to check the floor boards, window and door frames. If there are any cracks or small gaps, use your flashlight to see if there are any bed bugs hiding inside them. Additionally check night stands and dressers. You can even do a quick check of any curtains if used in the bedroom. Bed Bugs will often grip onto fabrics while they wait for the darkness of night.
Bed Bugs Can Be in Every Room of Your House
If you have found any bed bugs in the bedroom you will want to contact a pest control company that deals with bed bugs. Even if you didn’t find any signs of bed bugs in the bedroom, that doesn’t mean your house is free of bed bugs. These pesky critters can be found in other rooms of your home. The next most likely area to find bed bugs is the living room. For those who stay up late watching TV, they could be a victim of a bed bug’s next banquet. Be thorough when searching the furniture in the living room. Start with the couches or recliners that are most often used and of course, work your way to the other. Make sure to look under the cushions and in the tightest spot such as the seams. Steel and glass furniture are unlikely to house bed bugs, but wooden or rough furniture might. Again, search all floor boards, window and door frames. Curtains should also be checked.
Bed Bug Pest Inspections, Treatment, Control, Removal & More in Austin, Round Rock, Leander, Pflugerville & Cedar Park Texas
If you didn’t find any bed bugs in your home yet you’re still unsure, you can have a professional bed bug inspector come and search your home. If you have bed bugs and you need treatment in your home, you can contact A-Tex Pest Management and we can help remove the bed bugs from your home.