One of the first steps to eliminating bed bugs is to find the source of infestation. Bed bugs can reproduce in a number of places, including your bed. They can reproduce within your mattress, box spring, or even your bed frame. Luckily, there are some easy steps to take to eliminate bed bugs.
First, you need to examine the bed frame. Bedbugs can hide in the tiniest cracks in wooden bed frames. Using a flashlight and a magnifying glass, you can check for the culprits. You can also seal cracks in wooden bed frames to prevent them from hiding.
A bedbug infestation is best detected with a bright flashlight. Bedbugs produce an unpleasant odor when they are present. They prefer dark environments and do not come out during the daytime. Look for reddish brown fecal spots on the mattress, wall, or upholstery. You may notice tiny blood spots on the sheets as well. If you find any of these, you may have an infestation.
When bedbugs feed, they’re active at night. This allows them to feed and reproduce. The females of bed bugs lay up to 500 eggs in their lifetime. They can survive in temperatures of 122 degrees Fahrenheit.