One of the most useful things is to have a method for home remedy checking for bed bugs.
Whether you have had an infestation or whether you want to avoid having one, it is important to regularly check around your house or apartment. Doing this means that you will catch bed bugs and stop them multiplying before they can become a major problem.
After all, it is much easier to deal with a few of the intruders than a full-blown infestation. (photo credit)
Where Are Bed Bugs Found?
Actually, you can find bed bugs anywhere, but when you check out the most likely places you have a much better chance of seeing them, finding them, and of getting rid of them!
Bed bugs are attracted to carbon dioxide (found where people spend their time). They have an inbuilt sense that tells them find people – find blood!
And so they will always gravitate to where people spend their time resting and sleeping.
The Number One Place To Look
Obviously the bedroom is the first place to look.
Because bed bugs are very small – and immature nymphs are even smaller (you can fit 16 or more end to end in just one inch) – it is important to make the area as bright and light as possible when carrying out the checks.
Turn on the main light and any lamps. Carry out your inspections in the daytime. Open the curtains. And even use a brightly lit torch as well.
Using a torch will help focus your eyesight onto the area you are inspecting as well as bringing a little more light into the area.
Home Remedy Checking For Bed Bugs As Part Of A Home Remedy
Look out for:-
- Bed bugs,
- Spots of blood,
- Brown fecal spots, or
- Old bed bug skins.
Checking For Bed Bugs – The Best 7 Places To Look
Best places to look are inside, behind, along the seams and under:-
- The mattress, the box springs under the mattress and along the framework of the bed,
- Behind skirting boards,
- Upholstered chairs, settees and couches,
- Under floorboards and in the cracks and gaps between them,
- Under rugs and carpets,
- Inside electrical wall sockets and
- Behind and in the joints of picture frames.
Checking these top places regularly will help you keep on top of any bed bugs being brought into your home.
Find them before they multiply and Deal with them before they multiply.
Keep things bed bug free!
Meanwhile, keep your eyes open when home remedy checking for bed bugs.