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How to Spot Bed Bugs in Northern Utah

Bed bugs may be hard to see, but it’s important to know where to spot them. To locate bed bugs, it’s important to search in their common hiding places: mattresses and box springs, mattress tags, behind baseboards, and upholstered furniture.

There are a few more areas where bed bugs are commonly found:

  • Luggage
  • Bedding
  • Power outlets
  • Wallpaper
How to spot bed bugs in Northern Utah - Rentokil

Are Bed Bugs Visible?

Adult bed bugs are about the size of an apple seed, making them hard to spot. They’re especially difficult to find for two reasons: they like to remain out of sight, and they’re easily confused for other insects. In addition, bed bugs are nocturnal, and they like to stay in their cracks and crevices until they go out to feed at night. This makes it difficult to know when you have an infestation on your hands.

Where do Bed Bugs Like to Hide?

Infestations often start when the bed bugs have been carried inside. Bed bugs like to hide inside luggage, backpacks, purses, and clothing. This is why so many infestations are spurred by someone returning from vacation. In addition, bed bugs are commonly brought indoors on used furniture that they’ve already infested. Luckily, bed bugs aren’t often found traveling on people. Once indoors, bed bugs will spread across the property to find places that provide a hiding spot for them to rest until the night.

Where to Search for Bed Bugs in Northern Utah

Because bed bugs are active nightly, it can be hard to find them during the day. For the most part, bed bugs will hide near people’s resting places. This includes bedding and mattresses as well as upholstered furniture and chairs. They can also be found behind wallpaper, under the edge of rugs or a carpet, inside power outlets and cracks in the wall, and any other narrow crevice inside your home. For help locating bed bugs in your home, contact your local pest control experts. 

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