Once you discover a bed bug in your home or commercial building, one of the natural questions to ask yourself is, “where do bed bugs like to hide?” Familiarizing yourself with the places where these pests like to hide is the first step in completing an inspection to determine how extensive your infestation is. After all, where there is one, there are likely many more and you want to do everything you can to rid your property of them as soon as possible!
Advanced K9 Bed Bug Seekers is a Top Rated Local® bed bug detection agency in Denver and we provide thorough inspections of both residential and commercial properties. With our highly trained bed bug dog, Tracker, we can accurately determine whether or not you have an active infestation in your home. Check out the top five places to look for bed bugs below, then schedule your bed bug inspection.
Five Places to Look for Bed Bugs
Your Bed and Other Furniture
Bed bugs are mostly nocturnal and they like to be close to their food source — you. Because of this, they most certainly like to hide in locations close to where you sleep. This includes your mattress, box spring, headboard, and bedding. They may also take up residence in other pieces of furniture in your bedroom, such as chairs, desks, and dressers.
Lampshades and Curtains
Since bed bugs are primarily nocturnal, they like to hide out in places that provide plenty of darkness and protection. This is why they like to hide in tiny cracks and crevices, as well as in the folds of fabrics. The pleats in lampshades and the folds of curtains provide perfect hiding spots for them during daytime hours.
It is a common misconception that bed bug infestations occur only in unsanitary conditions. Bed bugs are highly efficient hitchhikers, and many unsuspecting homeowners bring them home in their suitcases after traveling. If you have suitcases in your home, it might be worth your time to check them for signs of bed bugs.
Many people believe that bed bugs choose only human hosts. While they do mostly prefer human hosts, bed bugs have also been known to target animals in cases of advanced infestations. In addition to checking your own bedding, it is also a good idea to closely inspect your pet’s bed and blankets for the troublesome pests.
Just as they prefer to hide in small cracks and crevices because of the dark protection they provide, bed bugs also like to hide inside of clocks, radios, computers, televisions, and other electronic devices. Be sure to check these items, as well as behind electrical outlet covers, for signs of bed bug activity.
Canine Bed Bug Detection in Denver
If you’ve found what looks to be a bed bug in your home, don’t panic. There are many other pests that are commonly mistaken for bed bugs. Our Denver bed bug detection team is here to help determine if you have live bed bugs in your home or if you are dealing with another pest, and we are happy to provide a referral for a trusted extermination company that can eradicate a bed bug infestation if you have one. Our bed bug dog, Tracker, can detect live bed bug activity within more than 90 percent accuracy, which is much higher than the accuracy of human inspections.
Where do bed bugs like to hide in your home? Don’t trust your home to just any bed bug detection agency — call Advanced K9 Bed Bug Seekers today at 720-251-2665 for an inspection!