Where to Find Bed Bugs
Bed bugs don’t just come out of nowhere, in spite of what an abundant presence may indicate. They’re just tiny and able to find the strangest, most out-of-reach places to live. When they come out for a blood meal, they may come from behind bed frames, electrical outlets, TVs and wall-mounted art. They may also live in mattress seams and upholstered furniture.
Signs of Bed Bugs In Living Scenarios
Hotel rooms are one of the most common places to find bed bugs because of the number of people from all over the world who stay in them night after night, many of whom won’t be careful about checking for bed bugs or if they brought any with them. Bed bugs will infest any hotel—the main difference among hotels is not if they get bed bugs, but how quickly they identify them, get rid of them, and treat the infested areas for them. The most common place for bed bugs to be found in a hotel is behind the headboards of beds, especially if the headboards are wall-mounted. Thankfully, any reputable hotel should have protocol in place for quickly and efficiently ridding a room or floor of an infestation.
Apartment complexes may also be hubs for bed bug activity if a landlord has not adequately checked for them or treated the area to prevent them recently. This is why it’s so important to check a prospective new apartment for bed bugs while you’re looking at it and/or as you’re moving in. Just like hotels, no apartment is exempt from a bed bug infestation.
If you live in a privately owned home, the best way to avoid a bed bug infestation is to routinely practice some simple preventative measures, many of which can be included in normal home maintenance and cleaning.
If you find a bed bug or get bitten in a hotel or apartment, chances are there are more, so notify your landlord or nearest staff member immediately so they can take care of the problem. If you think you might have an infestation in a home that you own, don’t try to get rid of them yourself. Contact us at Dodson Pest Control immediately for a free inspection!