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Bed Bugs Most Favourite Hiding Places

Jun 6, 2008
Bed bugs can infest your households without you even noticing it. Suddenly you wake up in the morning and the bed bug bites are all over your body. Being nocturnal by nature, bed bugs are only active during the night, or in other words, while you are sleeping.

Hence, it is going to be harder for you to realize that they are already in your bedrooms or living room. During the day, bed bugs normally hide themselves so well that finding them can be a tedious job. However, there are several common places that you can look out to see whether your house has become their dwellings or not.

Their flat bodies make them easier to conceal themselves in cracks and crevices within your furniture so try and look around that area a lot. You can usually find them hiding there or sometimes you can also find their eggs. Find any wooden area of your house and see whether there's any crack that can create a suitable hiding place for bed bugs. You will be surprised to discover how a crack that can only fit the edge of a credit card can fit a few bed bugs in them.

People don't call them bed bugs if they are not easily found around your bed area, so beds and mattresses are another popular spots for bed bugs. Do a self inspection every week by lifting your mattresses up and check between the cracks and crevices of your bed frames.

Don't forget to check between the seams of your mattresses. Sometimes you can detect their presence by the black patches they leave behind. That is one strong sign of bed bugs existence. It is also a good practice to clean your linens and duvets every once in a while to keep them away from the beds, apart from trying to find them hiding in the area.

During the day, the bright sunlight is something that bed bugs really hate. This makes them tend to hide in dark shady areas of your house. Have a short trip to your cellar or basement, the areas that don't get most of the sunlight. Look beneath all the boxes and tools that you've kept untouched for a long time. It might be the perfect time to clean things up a bit while searching for any signs of bed bugs.

Meanwhile, in your living room, try an look behind your sofa or underneath them. If your house has a lot of furniture in it, then finding bed bugs could be a little harder since there will be so many places that are perfect for them to hide. Move your furniture around and who knows you might hit a jackpot by finding the bed bugs breeding place by surprise.

Finally if you use wall-to-wall carpet for your rooms, bed bugs can also be found underneath or around the edge of the carpet. However, if your carpet is fixed to the floor, then checking underneath the carpet might not be possible. If no bed bug signs can be spotted around the edge of the carpet, you can hope that no bed bugs are present underneath it.

These are just some of the popular spots that you can normally find bed bugs lying around in numbers or on their own. By frequently cleaning and dusting all areas in your house, not only can you prevent bed bugs infestation, but you can also drive them away from their normal hideouts. So bottom line is, maintain a healthy lifestyle and keep you house clean all the time for your ease of mind.
About the Author
Ahmad writes regularly on several websites including his Bed Bug Bites site where he shares information on bed bugs and how to deal with them. Don't forget to drop by his site at http://hatebedbugs.com
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