It is important to know when bed bugs are likely to come out and feed. The time it takes bed bugs to feed is less than 12 minutes. Once they have fed, they go back into hiding to digest their food. They only need to feed once every two weeks. If you are able to spot the bugs on your bed during this time, you can do something about it.
The best time to look for bed bugs is during the day. They generally hide around the bed in cracks and crevices of furniture and walls. They also hide in the seams and joints of your furniture and in the seams and joints of your drawers. Bed bugs can also hide in electrical appliances.
While you’re sleeping, bedbugs can feed on you. They typically feed one hour before dawn, though they can feed at any time. Their saliva numbs the skin and makes it easier for them to feed on your blood. This may lead to rashes or itchy bumps. A bedbug can feed on you for five minutes, then fly back into its hiding place. It will return every five to ten days to feed.
If you have an infestation of bed bugs, the best time to eliminate them is before they get a chance to breed. During the day, bedbugs are likely to remain indoors. Even during the day, they may move from room to room. In fact, they can travel more than 100 feet during a single night.