Though bed bugs have a well-deserved reputation for infesting beds and bedroom furniture, these aren’t the only places where bed bug treatment is needed. Today, Action Pest Exterminating covers several other easy-to-miss bed bug hiding places.
What Is a Bed Bug?
Over our many years of providing expert pest control services, we’ve seen countless bed bugs. Their most prominent characteristics are their small, flat bodies and their knack for locating a human being based on carbon dioxide exhalations. Combined, these traits explain why bed bugs are one of the most popular targets for pest control companies:
- Bed bugs can hide virtually anywhere
- They come out at night and track a sleeping person by via CO2 respiration
- They feed on exposed human skin for as long as 10 minutes before racing back to any number of hiding spots
And while there are no shortage of places that bed bugs like to hide, our local pest control company has identified five in particular that are remarkably easy to miss.
Unnerving but true, bed bugs are sometimes found in clothing. For example, if you hang up your nightshirt or pajamas in the closet, and those items are carrying bed bugs, it’s not uncommon for the bugs to jump from one article of clothing to the next. Bed bugs in clothing could also be a sign of a severe infestation that requires the immediate attention of our professional pest control team.
Walls and Ceilings
Most people would think these areas are the domain of rodents and ants, and not bed bugs. But the truth is, if a bed bug colony is allowed to grow large enough, it will spread out to other parts of the bedroom. Walls and ceilings are especially desirable because they often feature tiny cracks and crevices that function as ideal hiding spots.
It may seem strange at first, but when you think about it, electronics like TVs, computers, and even cell phones are easy-to-miss places where bed bugs might hide. These objects are dark, they have tiny apertures and holes, and they often emit heat, which is a quality virtually every bug appreciates.
If bed bugs have been spotted in and around your bed, and you have a bookcase or stack of books near your bed, don’t be surprised if you find bed bugs nestled between the pages of your favorite book or magazine. Between the pages these pests feel secure and right at home, especially given the resemblance in texture between certain paper and human skin.
Believe it or not, it is possible for a bed bug infestation to spread beyond the confines of your home. Bed bugs love hopping from one spot to the next – in this case, thee journey might be from your clothes to your warm car seats, or from your clothes to your luggage and then into your car’s trunk or backseat.
Don’t Let Bed Bugs Ruin Your Day
Bed bugs are a big-time nuisance, but one that can be successfully eradicated with the preventive pest control measures employed by Action Pest Exterminating. Contact us today, tap into our vast resources, and say bye-bye to bed bugs.