Before you begin applying a treatment to kill bed bugs, you need to know where the bugs are hiding. Some common hiding spots include upholstered furniture, such as couches and office chairs. To find them, check the seams and folds of the furniture. You should also look at woodwork underneath. Bed bugs prefer to hide in crevices and corners, so you should look for these areas as well. Other common hiding places include the edge of wall-to-wall carpeting, cracks in wood molding, and junctures between the wall and ceiling. They can also be found in clothes in closets, especially those with a lot of clutter.
The best way to find bedbugs is to conduct a thorough inspection. To do this, you will need a flashlight and a flat-edged object to look for their hiding spots. Begin by inspecting your bed sheets and pillows, and move on to the frame and headboard. Turn the furniture over and use the flashlight to examine any cracks or joints.
If you’ve seen signs of the bugs, try to eliminate them as quickly as possible. You should also dispose of infested belongings. Discarding heavily infested items, such as clothing, can help to get rid of the bugs. Also, make sure to inspect clothing for holes or tears, as they can harbor bed bugs. In addition to removing infested clothing, you should wrap all your belongings in plastic to prevent them from moving around. In addition, you should protect mattresses with bedbug-resistant covers.