You might be wondering, “Can bed bugs walk upside down?” If so, then you’ve come to the right place. Bedbugs are very adaptive insects that can live in many areas of your home. They can fit into the smallest cracks, and can climb up almost anything, including walls, curtains, wooden furniture, and bed frames. While they can’t climb up smooth surfaces, they can manage to climb up rougher ones.
The number of bed bug litigation cases has risen along with the number of people who’ve been infested. A well-publicized case is the Mathias case, where a hotel was ordered to pay punitive damages to a guest who was bitten by bedbugs. However, the management of the hotel claimed that the insects were just ticks.
The first place where bedbugs may establish a home is the headboard area of a hotel room. You may also find them in furniture stored under beds. You should also thoroughly inspect your furniture to see if any of it has any cracks or folds. You may even find bedbugs in a book binding if it contains a book.
When you find bedbugs, you’ll be able to identify them by their distinctive appearance. These bugs are nearly as small as a stitch of fabric. They feed on blood from their hosts. They feed by piercing their host’s skin, and then expel the blood from their “south end” in the form of a dark ink-like liquid.