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How to Spot Bed Bugs in Louisiana

Bed bugs are tiny and excellent at hiding—so how do we spot them? To locate where bed bugs may be hiding in your home, it’s important to know the most common areas where they’re likely to hide. Believe it or not, but these bugs can hide in areas other than your bed.

The most common areas where bed bugs are found are:

  • Bedding
  • Mattresses
  • Inside baseboards
  • Upholstered furniture
  • Wallpaper
  • Power outlets 
  • Luggage
How to spot bed bugs

How Can I Find Bed Bugs?

Adult bed bugs can be hard to spot because they are only the size of an apple seed. They’re hard to find for two reasons: they’re typically hidden out of sight, and they’re commonly confused with other insects. Additionally, bed bugs are nocturnal and nest in cracks and crevices until they come out to feed at night. As a result, it is difficult to determine whether there is an infestation.

Where do Bed Bugs Hide?

Infestations often begin when bed bugs are carried inside. Bags, backpacks, purses, and clothing can all harbor bed bugs. This is why so many infestations start after someone has returned home after traveling! In addition, bed bugs are commonly brought indoors when infested used furniture is transported. Luckily, bed bugs don’t typically travel on people. If bed bugs are found indoors, they will spread to several areas of the property that provide them with a hiding place until they are active overnight.

Where do I Find Bed Bugs in my Louisiana Home?

Considering bed bugs are active when you’re at rest, it can be very difficult to spot them during the daytime. For the most part, bed bugs hide wherever people tend to sleep or rest. This includes bedding and mattresses but also upholstered furniture, chairs, and more. They can also be found behind wallpaper, under the edge of rugs or a carpet, inside wall cracks, electrical outlets, and any other narrow spot inside your property. For help locating bed bugs in your home, it’s best to always contact your local bed bug exterminators for help.