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How to Spot Bed Bugs in Iowa

Bed bugs are very small, so it’s important to know where to look for them in your house. To spot bed bugs, you should start by looking in their most common hiding places: mattresses, mattress tags, box springs, upholstered furniture, and behind baseboards.

There are many more places that you can find bed bugs, including:

  • Bedding
  • Wallpaper
  • Luggage
  • Power outlets
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Is It Easy To See Bed Bugs?

Adult bed bugs can be really tough to spot because they’re only about the size of an apple seed. They are especially hard to locate for two particular reasons: they spend most of their time out of sight, and they are easily mistaken for other bugs. Additionally, bed bugs are nocturnal, meaning that they nest in their hiding spots until they come out at night to feed. These factors make it hard to know when you have bed bugs. 

Where do Bed Bugs Like to Hide?

Bed bug infestations often start when someone accidentally carries them inside. They like to hide in purses, luggage, backpacks, and even clothing. This is why bed bug infestations often start when people return from vacation! Bed bugs are also often brought inside when someone brings in used furniture. From there, they spread to different areas around the house to find hiding spots until the nighttime. Luckily, bed bugs don’t travel around by clinging onto humans. 

Where to Search for Bed Bugs in Iowa

Because bed bugs are nocturnal, it can be very difficult to find them during the day. Most often, bed bugs make their hiding places where people tend to rest or sleep. This means bedding and mattresses are hot spots, but upholstered furniture, chairs, and other places are vulnerable. They can also be found under rugs and carpets, behind wallpaper, inside wall cracks, in electrical outlets, and other narrow spots in your home. Reaching out to professional bed bug control experts is highly recommended for effective identification and treatment.

How To Spot Bed Bugs

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