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Bed bugs are tiny, so knowing their usual hiding places is an important way to locate them in your home or when you sleep in a new space. One of the easiest ways to find bed bugs is by looking in their common hiding areas: box springs and mattresses, behind baseboards, mattress tags, and upholstered furniture. 

There are other areas where bed bugs can be found:

  • Luggage
  • Power outlets
  • Wallpaper
  • Bedding

Can You See Bed Bugs?

Adult bed bugs can be hard to find as they are the size of an apple seed. Locating bed bugs is also difficult since they are commonly confused for other bugs and usually hide out of plain sight. Bed bugs are nocturnal insects, so they will nest in crevices until nighttime when they come out to feed. Their nocturnal behavior makes it hard to tell if you are dealing with an infestation and of what kind. 

Where do Bed Bugs Hide?

When an infestation begins, it’s often when the bed bugs have been carried inside. Bed bugs hide inside purses, backpacks, luggage, and clothing. This is why infestations commonly occur after returning home from a trip. Another way that bed bugs are transferred is when infested used furniture comes into a new home. Bed bugs don’t usually travel on people like some other insects do. Once the begs are indoors, they will spread to multiple areas to find adequate hiding spots for the daytime. They will rest in those places and become active at night. 

Where to Look for Bed Bugs in Florida

Because bed bugs are active at night, it can be hard to know where they are during the day. Hiring a professional may be your best strategy for locating and removing bed bugs for good.  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.

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