Due to their name, we tend to only think of bed bugs as living in our beds. I mean, they’ve earned their name for a reason, right? Well, yes… and no. It is highly common to find bed bugs calling your bed their new home, but the truth of the matter is bed bugs just prefer a habitat that is surrounded by humans. That leaves much more of your home up for lease by these unwanted tenets. So if bed bugs are named for the places they call home, here are some of their other names.
One of the places that bed bugs love to live is in your wallpaper. Because they are only about the width of a credit card, they can easily move into small spaces and crevices. For example, if you have any loose wallpaper or wall hangings, it is possible that bed bugs are now claiming that space as their home.
Baseboards are another place to look for bed bugs if you have found yourself with a room ridden with the pesky little creatures. The baseboards, or even the junction where the wall and ceiling meet, are the perfect places for bed bugs as an alternative living space.
Due to the fact that bed bugs are similar to mosquitos that they prefer to feed on humans, you will always find them in the human environment. Therefore, the next best thing for bed bugs other than living in your bed is to be living in the cushions of your couch.
Even though you can find bed bugs in more than just the bed, the first spot to check for them is always in a mattress. If you find an abundant amount of them outside of the mattress, that means that infestation has expanded past the bed.
When it comes to getting rid of bed bugs, at any degree of infestation, our best advice is to call a professional. This way you can ensure your bed bug problem will be put to rest. Call Apple Pest Control today to talk with a professional about the next steps!