Where Do Bed Bugs Hide?

Where Do Bed Bugs Hide During The Day?

Bed bugs are nocturnal pests that bite people and feed on their blood during the night. As residents sleep, the insects leave their hiding spots to find a host. Home infestations typically occur in mattresses or couches. Bed bug hiding places can also include clothing and linens, under clutter, in wall voids, and around window and door moldings. Generally, as bed bug populations increase in number, bed bugs are more likely to be active during the daytime and also are more likely to be found in other, hidden protective places within the house.

Where Do Bed Bugs Hide in a Home?

These insects are flat and easily able to fit into tiny crevices within bedding or furniture. Signs of bed bugs include dark red or brown stains on fabric and surfaces. The pests also hole up in mattress seams or box springs. Other common spots where bed bugs hide are:

  • Couch cushions

  • Cracks in wood trim

  • Dresser drawers

Where Do Bed Bugs Hide in Public Areas?

These pests need to be transported by a person or an object in order to move long distances. As a result, taxi, bus, and airplane seats are frequent bed bug hiding places. The insects creep into upholstery, carpeting, and gaps along seat frames until they can hitch a ride with an unsuspecting traveler.

Bed Bug Removal

Homeowners often battle with getting rid of infestations. Because of their excellent hiding skills, bed bugs are notoriously difficult to remove. For expert advice and assistance, contact the pest specialists at Orkin.

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