Top Places Bed Bugs Hide

Bed bugs have developed a well-earned reputation over the years. Even if you’ve never had an actual experience or encounter with the bugs, you’ve likely heard many stories or rumors. Hopefully, you are not here because you are suspecting an infestation on your property. Maybe, like many, you have grown aware of their growing presence and are just looking to get a jump on the situation. That’s the best way to deal with any formidable enemy. Be relentless! Strike as hard, fast, and early as you can during the early developmental stages of growth. If you let bed bugs get a foothold on your property, you could be looking at major problems ahead and many uncomfortable nights. With all that in mind, bed bugs are becoming a well-known, growing problem around the world. So, however, it is that you’ve found yourself here, you are likely ready to act.

Why You Must Know Where They Hide

Before you jump right into anything, you must first understand why it is that you must know where bed bugs hide. When you think of other insects with a similar reputation to the bed bug, you probably think of cockroaches, ants, or termites. Termites might be a bit of a different story, but cockroaches and ants are not hard to uncover. These insects might be hard to eradicate fully from the property, but you usually don’t have to go looking too far or hard before you detect a presence. Bed bugs are entirely different. The biggest reason for this is because they are extremely witty. Now, this is not to say that the cockroach or ant doesn’t possess uncanny abilities and traits because they do, but they are nowhere near as clever as the bed bug. Bed bugs are smart enough to know they need to avoid detection. Other insects just come right out in the open and make their presence known. This is not the case at all with the bed bug. Bed bugs will take every step and extra precaution they must just to ensure that their presence remains a secret. They want to remain undetected. Therefore, they only feed and venture about when their hosts are sleeping. Bed bugs are so witty, that they will completely rearrange their habits to avoid detection. For instance, most people sleep during the night and work during the day. Therefore, bed bugs sleep during the day and feed at night. If you changed your habits, the bed bug would also change its habits so it could feed while you slept. That’s why one usually must go seeking out a bed bug presence, rather than letting it simply come to them. That said, our specialists have been battling these invaders and similar for years. We’ve learned their routines, adapted to their abilities, and know just what it takes to remove them from the property.

Do Bed Bugs Hide On Humans?

Since the bed bug and the flea are both blood predators, many commonly associate the two together. They do possess and share some similar traits only a few at best. Their thirst for human blood is one of the biggest similarities. This along with a few other minor traits are all the predators share. Fleas like to attach themselves to their host. The bed bug is much too witty for that. Now, this doesn’t mean that bed bug never attaches themself to humans at all. Bed bugs can hitch rides on humans, their clothes, and their accessories. This is how most homeowners end up with an infestation these days. They usually spend a few nights in a bed bug-ridden hotel, the bug attaches itself to the human or his accessories, and rides back home. That, however, is usually the extent of the attachment. Once a bed bug has made it onto the property, it will immediately disembark and seek safety. Safety will usually be somewhere within the vicinity of your sleeping quarters. Although bed bugs are versatile travelers, they don’t like to travel more than 5 to 20 feet at a time for a meal. Such activity would only increase their chances of being detected.

Hiding Their Eggs And Offspring

Once a bed bug has taken up residence in the home, its next goal will be to feed and reproduce. And it won’t take long before these activities start. This is one area that you can use to your advantage for detection. When the female bed bug reproduces offspring, she does so through the form of eggs. These eggs are extremely tiny, and she can hide them in the most inaccessible of locations, but their presence only increases your odds of uncovering an active infestation. One thing that is commonly unknown about the reproduction process of bed bugs is that the female can produce a sticky goo substance which she sometimes attaches to the eggs. This allows her to place the eggs on the underside of some materials. Once the sticky goo is applied to the eggs, she can virtually attach the eggs to any surface of her choosing. This does increase the difficulties of locating the brood, but the very presence of the eggs is in your favor. These eggs are tiny and white in color. They are equal in size to spaghetti noodles. The frequency of hatching relies heavily on surrounding temperatures. At 70 degrees F or hotter, the eggs usually only require 7 to 10 days to hatch. At lower temperatures, the eggs require more time. Newly hatched members of the community are known as nymphs. Upon their introduction into the world, their first goal will be seeking a host for feeding.

Get The Pros In Your Corner

Given the simple fact that bed bugs go out of their way to avoid detection, it makes them that much more difficult of a contender. You combine this with their small size and growing resiliency, and it only adds to their already notorious reputation. As unlikely as it seems, the most cost-effective and efficient way of dealing with such an opponent is to get in touch with our offices. We offer free in-home consultations, and quotes, along with a variety of applicable solutions. We also can help employee preventive measures in and around the property for anyone interested in these services. You don’t want to allow bed bugs to invade your home because it won’t be long before you are dealing with a major problem. Bed bugs are tiny insects that can hide just about anywhere. However, they tend to hide in proximity to  living, breathing host. If you are concerned about bed bugs in your home, you should reach out to our contractors.

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