How to Check for Bed Bugs in Your Home
Bed bugs can completely destroy your home life—they can easily make it so that your Ontario home is not the clean and comfortable place that you and your family need it to be. However, knowing whether or not bed bugs are in your home can be difficult.
If you were unlucky enough to bring home even a single pregnant bed bug, you could see a full infestation of your home in as short at a few days or a couple of weeks. The sooner you can confirm that you have a bed bug problem, the sooner you can contact the Toronto bed bug removal professionals at Bed Bug Authority Canada for treatment and house preparation. In this article, we’ll go over the most effective ways to confirm that you have bed bugs in your home, and the most common places to find them.
Where to Look for Bed Bugs in Toronto
Before you start flipping over every piece of furniture in your home, you should be aware of the most common places that they’ll be hiding. Bed bugs feed on human blood, and they aren’t interested in being anywhere that doesn’t give them access to a sleeping body they can attack. So most likely, you’ll find bed bugs on or near beds or couches that are regularly slept on—you’ll almost never find bed bugs in a bathroom or kitchen.
Most infestations are contained in only one room of your Ontario home, or at least the majority of the infestation will be concentrated in one room. In fact, letting us know which room is most infested before our professionals treat your home is one way to guarantee maximum effectiveness.
If someone in your home is experiencing bed bug bites, begin your search in their bedroom. If someone has recently returned from a trip, start with their luggage and then move on to wherever they usually sleep.
Bed bugs will not be in any open spaces. They cannot defend against predators, and they are too slow to avoid being stepped on or sat on. To stay safe when they are not feeding, bed bugs like to squeeze into tight cracks where they’re free to rest, digest, or reproduce.
Look for beg bugs in:
- The seams and folds of mattresses and box springs
- The joints and corners of the bed frame, head board, and footboard
- Cracks and spaces along baseboards, floorboards, and the edge of the carpet
- Furniture like nightstands and dressers
Common Signs of Bed Bugs
Even though you know where bed bugs are likely to be found, you still have difficulty actually locating them. Still, you can easily find some signs that bed bugs have been active in your Ontario home:
- Fecal droppings
- Shed Skins
- Blood spots
- Bed bug eggs
- Beg bugs themselves