How To Inspect your Bed For Bed Bugs?
Find here a detailed inspection guide on How To Inspect your Bed For Bed Bugs. Here we explain about your bed and specifically your bed mattress. This is the most commonplace of bed bugs infestation. Usually, the primary infestation sites are associated with where people rest or sleep. So, we start inspection from this point and go thoroughly to the other probable places that are suspected of being infested with bedbugs.
To inspect your bed for bed bugs infestation you’ll need the following things:
1. Flashlight, a cake icing spatula is suitable, Screwdrivers & Wrenches for Dismantling Items,
2. 10x Magnifying Glass or Inspection Mirror, Carpet Adhesive,
3. Garbage Bags, Clear Packing Tape, Staple Gun for 1/4″ Staples,
4. A Vacuum Cleaner with Filter Bags, Bed Bug Bully, or similar nonpesticide bedbug killer spray.
In every infested home usually, we found one primary area of infestation where people rest or sleep. This guide will focus on that primary infested area and all items associated with your bed mattress. Our main objective is To Look For Bed Bugs in All stages: adults, nymphs, and eggs including Fecal Spots, & Skins.
Bed bugs are very expert in hiding. So the person inspecting for bedbugs must look along edges, cracks and crevices, folds, and seams. Holes in wood for screws are also important and should be checked.
Now Start with clothing with special concentration on the folds and seams of bed sheets and blankets. After checking each item, move them from the bed and keep them on the floor. Keep in mind that you are checking bedbugs in different sizes of the life cycle including red spots, skins, and dead bedbugs.
Whenever you find any bedbug or their symptoms, stop your inspection, and start treatment activity. Tape your garbage bags around the infested area and use a vacuum cleaner to take out them into the vacuum bag.
Tips & Warning:
Don’t leave the place until you make sure that you have removed all bedbugs from the infested area. If possible keep someone to help you. Even if you don’t find bedbugs, I recommend you to use Bedbug Bully or similar products on all the linens, pillows, and bedsheets. It’s natural and specially formulated to kill bed bugs and their eggs.
After treatment on pillows and bedsheets, closely inspect your empty mattress. Instead of your hand, use the spatula or a similar household item for wood splinters, sharp metal fragments, and concealed items. Inspect your mattress in 3 steps: (1) Start inspection with the piping and check all stitching lines, (2) Look at the sides of the mattress, and then the body, (3) Pay special attention to any labels, tags, buttons, or similar things if any on the mattress.
Finally, look at your box spring and bed frames. Use the flashlight to check in dark places and complete each step very carefully.
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No warranty of accuracy for any information provided here. This is not medical advice anyway, can be used for information purposes only. Always ask your doctor for medical treatment while necessary.
Sources of Information:
- How to Kill Bed Bugs for Good – Bed Bugs Removal Guide,
- Insecticides/Treatments – Bed Bugs,
- University of Kentucky: Bed Bugs,
- University of California: Bed Bugs,
- South Carolina Department of Health and Environmental Control,
- The United States Environmental Protection Agency.