The first step to getting rid of bed bugs is locating where they’re hiding. You can find them by checking your upholstered furniture. The bugs tend to stick to certain areas, so look for signs of infestation such as yellowish translucent shell casings. These are also known as shed skins or husks. If you find one in your home, it’s a good sign that you’re dealing with bed bugs.
Bed bugs often hide in the box spring beneath your mattress. Most box spring covers aren’t completely resistant to scratching and bed bugs often lay their eggs in cracks or hidden crevices. When these bugs aren’t visible, they can be difficult to find. They can also be found in folds and seams on your furniture and bed frames. They can also hide in the head of a screw, so it’s important to inspect these places regularly.
Bedbugs can bite any part of your body, though they tend to bite the parts of your body that aren’t covered. They are most active when you sleep, and will most likely bite your face, arms, hands, and neck. Even pajamas can be infested with bedbugs.
If you find an infestation, you can start treating the area by checking the upholstered furniture for evidence of these pests. It’s crucial to check for them along seams, folds, and skirts. Recliners and sofas are particularly susceptible, so inspect these areas carefully.