How to Inspect a Bed for Bed Bugs

Last Update: 26.07.2018

Bed bugs are a real problem which gets worse and worse with each year. Even if you have the cleanest home, there is still no guarantee that you will avoid а bed bug infestation. These tiny pests are travellers and they can invade your property in many ways, even by getting in your suitcase while travelling.

Bed bugs are a common problem in rented flats because many people rent and vacate them. It is such a common problem that landlords have started putting clauses in their leases to specify who is responsible for a bed bug treatment.

You can inspect your house for bed bugs on your own. See what are the sings of a bed bug infestation to look out for.

Note!

Some of the signs are dead or alive bed bugs, egg shells, brown or red spots on your bed sheets.

Where you have to inspect: your bed including the mattress, headboard, box springs; carpet and walls near the bed; nightstands, even power sockets near the bed. But also don’t forget to take a look around your upholstered furniture where you spend a lot of time on. Armchairs and sofas can be infested, too.

This is why if you know how to detect them, you will be able to prevent a potential infestation. This video will show you how to inspect your own bed or a bed at a hotel for bed bugs.

Inspect less common hiding places.

In order to be as thorough as possible, you should check as much of the room as you can. Yes, bed bugs have their favourite hiding spots, and that’s where their name comes from, however, they can be hiding in many more places. Some other places to check would be: curtains, wardrobe, dresser, around lamps, behind wallpaper, in the corners of the room, behind pictures or other decorative items in the room, especially if they are close to the bed.

* You can do this check your own home or at a hotel that you are staying at.


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If it is too late for the inspection and you are already faced with a bed bug problem, don’t hesitate to contact our exterminators for an efficient solution.

Resources:
https://www.aig.com/content/dam/aig/america-canada/us/documents/brochure/plcb-how-to-inspect-for-bed-bugs.pdf
https://www.epa.gov/bedbugs/how-find-bed-bugs
Quick tips for bed bugs.

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