Bed bugs are nasty little critters that find their way into your household using a variety of tactics. The most popular way bed bugs welcome their way into your home is through hitch hiking. Yes, bed bugs are pesky creatures who barge into homes of people all around the world to feed on humans and pets. Attaching themselves to luggage, clothing, pets, people and virtually anything you carry with you, bed bugs are sneaky and unwelcomingly making your home their home without you knowing.
Where do bed bugs hide?
Bed bugs are known to infest living environments without us knowing they are there. What does that mean, exactly? You might have bed bugs without even realizing it!
According to a study by the University of Kentucky, here’s a breakdown of where bed bugs were frequently found to be hiding:
- Box Spring (34.6%)
- Couch and/or Chair (22.6%)
- Mattress (22.4%)
- Bed Frame and/or Head Board (13.4%)
- Other (3.1%)
- Walls and/or Ceilings (2.3%)
- Baseboard (1.4%)
- Dresser and/or Night Stand (0.2%)
*The “other” 3.1% is a combination of locations that were too small to make a list on their own.
Commonly, bed bugs have a standard of hiding in places including:
- Luggage racks (in hotel rooms)
- Luggage, gym bags, backpacks and handbags
- Floor clutter
- Coffee tables
- End tables
- Under rugs
- Edges of carpet
- Closets (mostly near sleeping areas)
There are some surprising places bed bugs have been found in too, including:
- Behind pictures and frames
- Behind/inside switch plates and electrical outlets
- Wallpaper seems
- Door hinges
- Door and window moldings
- Toy boxes
- Laundry rooms
- Cell phones/TVs/stereos
- Dog beds
- Dog/cat kennels
We get it; bed bugs could be anywhere!
You’re probably feeling a bit overwhelmed right now if you suspect you have a bed bug infestation in your home. Rest assured that our pest control team at Tap Out Pest Control in Hoboken can help. We have bed bug treatment plans that can solve all of your infestation problems, no matter where they’re hiding. The reality is that bed bugs can hide nearly anywhere they can feed. What does this mean? Wherever you travel frequently means there are likely bed bugs, if you have an infestation.
Let us help you defeat the bed bugs!
Our bed bug treatment is perfect for households who suspect bed bugs. The small, brown and nearly invisible bed bugs can be hard to spot, but with our trained eyes, we can spot the pests and help you sleep soundly once again. Do you have questions about our bed bug treatment plans? Feel free to give us a call at 201-736-4802. Or, you can contact us for a quote! Reach out to us today to get your bed bug problem under control. In the meantime, learn more about bed bugs here.