How do you check for bed bugs?

Question: How do you check for bed bugs?

Answer: Checking for bedbugs starts with looking for evidence of bed bugs (cast- molted bug skins, fecal matter, alive or dead bugs). Begin your bed bug inspection at areas within an 8-foot circumference of the bed and any other places occupants may sleep. Check carefully in cracks, crevices, gaps in bedframes headboards and footboards, nightstands, edges of carpet, mattress/box spring seams and anything that is stored under the bed. If you don’t find bed bug evidence, broaden your inspection to areas outside the inspected area. Don’t forget to check other areas of the house - where you watch TV, take a nap or anywhere clutter is allowed to accumulate. Use a very bright flashlight.


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