Where do bed bugs hide during the day?
Figuring out where bed bugs hide is as simple as knowing just how reclusive, resourceful and tiny these creatures can be. Heck, they can literally fit into spaces smaller than the head of a pin. Bed bugs are inherently lazy critters, and they will build their nests as close to their food source as comfort and safety will allow. What is their food source? We are!
Here are some of the most common places that you will find bed bugs in your home. Obviously, some are more common nesting places than others, but as the bed bug population in your abode grows, then the need for them to spread out becomes more pressing.
Where do bed bugs live?
*Bed bugs can make their way behind baseboards, around door and window casings, around window sills and frames and also behind electrical and telephone switch plates. Like I said, they can just about get anywhere they feel like going.
*Check between flooring and wall components and any area where materials meet to form a gap.
*Bed bugs love to inhabit areas around pipes (water, drain, electrical conduits) and this is a common way for them to move between rooms, or even apartments in a complex. They love to travel on occasion and these outlets provide them with an easy way to branch out.
*The first place you should check to see if you have a bed bug infestation is the seams, creases, tufts, and folds of the mattress and box springs in your bedrooms. Also, check all bed frames and head boards as well.
*Check under night stands, dressers and drawers, any and all storage units, and any items such as furniture that may have hollow legs.
* Upholstered furniture is also a common breeding ground for bed bugs, and you should also check between the folds of drapery or curtains.
*Guess where else they can hibernate? In your alarm clock of all places.
Are you starting to get the picture here? Bed bugs can make their way into some of the most obvious and not so obvious places in our homes. The best way for getting rid of bed bugs is to cut off their food supply and make it impossible to get to you in the first place. There are some ingenious devices being sold over at Amazon, that can help us to do just that.
Where do bed bugs hibernate? When you have successfully cut off the bed bugs’ food supply, the bed bugs will go into a hibernation state of sorts. they can live up to a year without feeding, but feeding is their primary mission.
Any place where the bed bugs can make a nest is where you will also find them hibernating. It’s as simple as that. Once they realize their food source is out of reach, they will simply bide their time and wait for the next opportunity to feed. I recommend keeping the Bed Bug Climbups handy at all times, so that you can detect their presence way before it becomes a personal epidemic.
Where do bed bugs hide in clothes? Yes, bed bugs will find comfort in clothing as well. In fact, this is one common way that they will enter our homes in the first place, by hitching a ride in suitcases on overnight trips.
Luckily, bed bugs do not have wings, and they don’t jump from place to place. They crawl at a very slow pace and are easily captured and eradicated. Don’t feel too bad about killing these insidious creatures, as they provide absolutely nothing to nature in a positive way. The world will not miss any bed bugs, and you can bet that this is one living thing that we won’t mind seeing on the extinction list.
Where do bed bugs hide during the day? You name it and you will find them there. I hope this helps. If you just use a little common sense, then you will easily spot some convenient hiding places for bed bugs around the sleeping areas of your home.
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