Did you know that bed bugs love to stay in your couch? Bed bugs can latch onto any type of upholstery or piece of furniture. They prefer the mattress (living up to their name) but they can hide in places like the headboard and the dresser tables. They’ll nestle their way into folded clothing or clutter on the floor. So remember, when you’re watching that horror movie, you may not be alone; bed bugs are there, taking advantage of the couch cushion.
Search for Signs of Bed Bugs
Bed bugs have spread throughout the United States, and the city of Baltimore has its fair share. It is especially important to be aware of possible signs before you have a real infestation. If possible, before moving into a new house or apartment, be sure to inspect the home for any signs of bed bugs.
You have to look closely for these signs: small blood stains on your sheets (pin prick blood spots), fecal matter (dark spots), and molting. These won’t be detected unless you take great care. Look between the seams of the mattress, box spring, and the edges of the carpet. Bed bug aggregations (live bed bugs, molting, eggs, and fecal matter) may be mistaken for mold if not inspected closely.
You may be surprised where you find them. They reside in about anything, including the couch, dresser, and clothing. They will find their way into any crevice. Be sure to check the obscure corners, like the wood framing that holds the closet bar.
Get Rid of Bed Bugs
Because of their elusiveness, bed bugs are difficult to eradicate. You may get them out of your mattress, but they might be all around your house, hiding in places that you would have never thought of looking. Your best chance to eradicate these bugs from your home is to call an Affordable Pest professional. He will know where to look, recognize the signs, and execute a strategy to evict your bed bugs.