Bed bugs is an insect which live in your house that basically means with you. They bite us to feed with blood. It’s very much true that bed bugs never take blood from any other animals. Many of our readers repeat how to check for bed bugs? Though it’s not so easy to find bed bugs easily. But it can possible. Though it makes the whole process difficult. But we know that it’s very much necessary to check bed bugs to get rid of them.
Without identifying bed bugs it’s not possible to remove them. So at first we have to check them where they’re staying or if bed bugs are really prevailing in our house. When we’ll perform to check bed bugs clearly then we’ll able to go next step for prevention.
Bed bugs basically stays in the nasty places and they try to hide where human sleep or very much available. Bed bugs are nocturnal. So they become active at night. Though they can be seen at day time also, if they feel to take feeding or they’re hunger.
So to make the process of checking bed bugs easy for you, we make a great list by researching lot of days in many places and I think it’ll cover all the places where you’ll find them. Thus checking for bed bugs will become easy for you. I think you’ll get your answer of how to check for bed bugs easily. So let’s start to check bed bugs…
How to check for bed bugs:
Table of Contents
- How to check for bed bugs:
- 1. check the bed first
- 2. remove bed sheets and check the bottom part of bed sheet also
- 3. remove every layer of bed and check if bed bugs staying there
- 4. check the design portion and hole of the mattress
- 5. flip the mattress and carefully check if any sign
- 6. check the coach
- 7. check the partition/frame of the coach
- 8. check the trundle or foot of the coach/bed
- 9. check the bottom side of the partition
- 10. move the bed away from wall to check the back/wall side of the bed
- 11. check the sofa
- 12. check the table
- 13. check others furniture
- 14. carefully check the pillow
- 15. check all the drawers
- 16. Check the dressers table and drawers
- 17. check existing cloth
- 18. Check all the remaining items
- 19. check the electronic device
- 20. check children’s toys
- 21. check pets bed
- 22. check around the room
- 23. check any damage wall color
- 24. check the pictures frames/wallpaper
- 25. check the curtain
- 26. check the window
- 27. Home mat
- 28. check the carpet
- 29. check the floor
- 30. under the refrigerator and cooking materials
- 31. check the laundry room
- 32. check the personal car
- 33. floor mat
We’ve described in this well researched article about how to check for bed bugs briefly. If you follow the below point you’ll get all the answer that is only one piece in the web. So follow the every step to check bed bugs…
1. check the bed first
As bed bugs take blood from human, they stay at the very close of man. Basically when we sleep bed bugs become active. So bed is the most appropriate place to check them. when you’re entering to check for bed bugs, firstly notice the bed and if the room is available with bed bugs, most probably you’ll find the infestation in the bed.
Bed bugs hide under the bed sheets most of the time. So you should check carefully by removing bed sheets and to watch the bottom line of bed sheet to make process accurate.
3. remove every layer of bed and check if bed bugs staying there
Generally, we use 2 or 3 parts bed mattress to feel comfortable in our room. So bed bugs can stay in the layer part of bed mattress. So check it carefully and I prefer to take a torch and a credit card to take better look of that places. Just switch On the torch and pierce with the credit card. Then the process will be easy to check bed bugs.
4. check the design portion and hole of the mattress
You’ll see some layer and hole in the mattress and you can think that bed bugs can’t stay there. But you are wrong. Bed bugs can hide there too. So I’ll suggest, never avoid that places of mattress. Take a great look of that area of mattress with the torch and by the credit card. Make snatch the area to disturb bed bugs and check them.
5. flip the mattress and carefully check if any sign
Remove all the mattress one by one and check by the torch carefully. You can find the sign of bed bugs there and if you get the signs of bed bugs then you can insure you have bed bugs.
6. check the coach
You should check the coach and every legs of coach. If you see any divider in the coach, also see it carefully. Bed bugs like those places and if you see the place most probably you’re finding some infestation of bed bugs.
7. check the partition/frame of the coach
You’ll see some partition on the coach. The frame of the coach is made to strong the coach and you’ll find some partition on the coach. So with the torch look the hole carefully to complete the checking process carefully.
8. check the trundle or foot of the coach/bed
When someone ask me how to check for bed bugs. I ask him/her if she had check the trundle of coach or foot side of the coach. Because, we avoid it by thinking that bed bugs can’t able to stay there. But you’re wrong if you believe that they can’t stay in the trundle or foot. So check the trundle or foot of the coach and bed carefully.
We never think that bed bugs can live in the bottom side of the partition. As bed bugs crawl to move, they can go to the bottom side of the partition of the coach. We have to check it to identify bed bugs.
10. move the bed away from wall to check the back/wall side of the bed
For checking bed bugs, we should care about that place. Because we keep our bed in the side of wall. So bed bugs start to prevail there, as they can come back soon from there to find feeding.
11. check the sofa
Mainly after taking sleep, we stay most of the time in the sofa. When anyone come to us they also use the sofa. So it’s the most probably place to live bed bugs. New bed bugs and even old can live here. So check the sofa to become sure if there have any bed bugs in your room.
12. check the table
In the table we keep our books and other necessary materials to use it easily and it becomes the place to stay bed bugs. Basically in the partition of the table. So check the partition of the table with a torch.
13. check others furniture
Bed bugs can stay in the others furniture too like where you keep your kid’s materials or where you keep your wastages. So check those places carefully to get bed bugs.
14. carefully check the pillow
In the bed, pillow is the most common things that we use and in the corner of the pillow you can find bed bugs. So check it.
15. check all the drawers
Drawers can be a good place to find bed bugs. Drawers in the table, wear draft or others furniture’s can stay bed bugs.
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16. Check the dressers table and drawers
Dressing table and its drawers can be a suitable place to find bed bugs. As it is used most of the time. So check the dressers and drawers.
17. check existing cloth
The cloth that are prevailing in your room can be found bed bugs. So every single cloth should check carefully.
18. Check all the remaining items
You’ll find a lot remaining items in your room and house. It should important or unimportant. Check all the items that you find in your open eyes. Because bed bugs are killer who can stay anywhere in your room and any items that is available in your room. So check it with care.
19. check the electronic device
You’ll notice that every room in your house prevails electronic device and even in the kitchen or bathroom you’ll find it also. Electronic device in your room has the partition in the wall and it consists with hole or space in the wall and bed bugs try to stay on that places. So you have to check electronic device also.
20. check children’s toys
Check children’s toys that is for your child. It’s another best source to find bed bugs and if they try to live with children’s toys, it can harm your child. So check those places.
21. check pets bed
Though bed bugs never take the blood of pets and even they can’t bite the pets. But bedbugs can stay in the bed of pets. As it’s a nasty place occasionally and they can come in your room by the pets.
22. check around the room
Check the places that is hasty usually and never stop to use the torch to check carefully of that places.
23. check any damage wall color
With the passes of time color in our wall goes old and bed bugs can stay their space. So don’t avoid damage wall color.
24. check the pictures frames/wallpaper
How to check for bed bugs? If you ask me. I’ll repeat that have you check the photo frame or wallpaper that are hanging in your wall? I’ll ask you the question because we check all the places in the room and don’t try to check the photo frame. But I have seen that if bed bugs start to stay in your room for several days. They try to live in the photo frame or wallpaper as it’s a best place to hide. Because we can’t go there a lot of days. So check the pictures frame and wallpaper in the wall carefully to find and get rid of bed bugs.
25. check the curtain
The cloth in the door and window, we define it as curtain and before checking anything, notice the curtain or bed bugs will prevail other parts of the room.
26. check the window
In the window bed bugs can live a lot of days. Specially the window that is made of wood, can stay bed bug mostly and if the window is in the side of your bed, check it with very care. Because bed bugs can stay there.
27. Home mat
Home mat means the mat which is used in the bed or floor or outside of the room to use for sleeping or sitting occasionally. Home mat can be a better place to live bed bugs. As it’s very nasty and under the mat and the partition of the mat bed bugs can live easily.
28. check the carpet
Carpet (maximum time) becomes terracotta by born. Bed bugs can live there a lot days and can come to you to feed with blood from the carpet with some steps. So carpet should check.
29. check the floor
Floor that is used with tiles, there have joint link between two ties. Bed bugs can stay there. If any other types of floor you use in your room it should also check as there can live bed bugs easily.
30. under the refrigerator and cooking materials
Sometimes we make fault by not checking the refrigerator and cooking materials and we have got that bed bugs can stay there and we should check that places to find bed bugs.
31. check the laundry room
Where you get cloth, you should check the place with special care. Because bed bugs satisfy with cloth. So we should check the laundry room and check it separately all the cloth or wash them with hot water.
32. check the personal car
As we use our private car most of the time. Bed bugs can live there too. So we should check every probably place with conscious.
33. floor mat
Floor mat can a better place to find bed bugs. In the below of floor mats are riskier to find bed bugs and they do so. So be conscious.
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At the end, if the question come again, How to check for bed bugs? we can tell that Bed bugs can live in every part and every places in your room. To become success of getting rid of bed bugs, we should careful to check them first. If we fail to check them, they will start to prevail in your room again. So time and money will go in misuse.
So we should check them first in every portion of the room to identify them, then we should take proper step to get rid of bed bugs. It can make us successful to war with bed bugs. 🙂
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