Bed bugs are commonly found in the seams, tufts and crevices of mattresses, box springs, frame and headboards, these are not the only locations that they may inhabit. Other common hiding spots for bed bug infestations include, but are not limited to, upholstered chairs and sofa, nightstands, dressers.
Other common hiding places are along and under the edges of wall to wall carpeting, cracks in molding, curtains, windows, door frames, wicker furniture, under loose wallpaper, clothing, inside walls, electrical outlets, and inside electronics.
Bed bugs will usually hide in mattresses, box spring, bed frames and headboards. They can also hide in upholstered furniture, dressers, cracks in molding, curtains, window and door frames, clothing and also inside electronics.
Bed bugs like the electronic frequencies and the warmth that your appliances radiate. It is not uncommon for bed bugs to hide in bed side clocks and radios, in electrical outlets and near lamps and phone chargers left plugged in.
Finding where bed bugs are hiding is often difficult because they can hide nearly anywhere. We have heards reports from customers who said they found bed bugs hiding behind hanging wall frames.
A basic rule of thumb to follow when finding bed bug nests is that anywhere you can slide a credit card — a bed bug could fit. They can flatten themselves down to fit in nearly any crack or crevice available. This sometimes makes it difficult to actually see them. Our Diatomaceous Earth (DE) is designed for just this purpose. Anywhere you have cracks and crevices where bed bugs may be present the DE dust should be applied.
For bed bugs, crawling through the Diatomaceous Earth is like a person crawling through shards of broken glass. The DE pierces the bed bugs exoskeleton and begins killing the bug immediately. The bug may crawl away, but they will not get far. Once they have crawled through the DE, death is imminent.
Another sign of a bed bug infestation is the presence of dark brown or red specs in the folds in your mattress. Bed bugs will usually leave a dark red or brown residue after feeding. These is feces from the bugs and other secretions. This is a sure sign that you are dealing with a bed bug infestation. The amount of residue you find can tell you a lot about the length of time you have had bed bugs and the level of severity of the infestation.