Posted on | July 2, 2012 | 2 Comments
If you want to find the place where bed bugs are most likely to be found, you should be looking at the area where you sleep and in its vicinity. If you have crevices and cracks in that area or dark places, you probably found their hiding spots.
Other areas that should be checked for the presence of chinches include the drapes and the back areas of picture frames and furniture, as well as the inside of drawers and closets. These places are not their first choice, but they are possible hiding spots and you should check them out. Even one or two bed bugs that survive your treatments can get your home infested again, so try to get them all the first time.
When you’re checking for the presence of insects you should be looking for their feces, which they leave behind and are visible even when the chinches are hidden. These are brown or black in color. There is even a smell you can watch out for when your room is infested with chinches, and it’s musky. Now that you know what to look for visually and olfactory, get started with your search for bed bugs.
Quite a few places should be checked when you’re searching for these parasites, among them being potential sources that might’ve brought them in your house. These potential sources can be things like mattresses or beds that were purchased used, sleeping equipment you used during a camping trip, clothing and suitcases. As for your room, checking under picture frames, wall paper, carpet or outlets should be one of the first things you do.
When you’re traveling and you’re going to sleep in a new place, always inspect for signs of chinches before you sleep there. If you see any signs that they exist, leave the room immediately and make sure your luggage and clothes are clean before taking them back in your home.
How to find bed bugs?
If you find out that there are parasites in your home, you should look into the recommended course of action, as described by the EPA in their pest management practices. You will find out exactly how you can get rid of them and how you can ensure that you got them all, or that they will not be able to return.
In order to find insects like bedbugs when you’re traveling, make sure that you do the search before you open your luggage. Most people throw their clothes on the hotel’s bed as soon as they get in the room, but they’re wrong in doing so. Checking for bed bugs is not hard and it’s worth doing whenever you sleep in a foreign bed. That small amount of time invested in checking for bedbugs can save you a lot of trouble in the long run if you manage to avoid a parasite infestation. Chinches can be incredibly hard to get rid of, so prevention is a much better way of dealing with it.
Look at the bed and the linens, pillows, edges and seams, making sure there is nothing hiding there.
When you’re looking for such parasites, check for things like actual bed bugs, fecal stains which are reddish or dark brown, dead remains, cast skins and blood stains. They shouldn’t be that hard to find as long as you have lightly colored linen on which things like these are easily visible.
If you want to recognize a parasite of this type you should know how they look like. They have an oval shape and they are extremely flat, a feature which allows them to hide in all kinds of crevices which wouldn’t be accessible otherwise. This insect is capable of living for months even when it doesn’t have food nearby, so they will not disappear while you’re in vacation, no matter how much you want it. Even after you get rid of them, keep checking that they’re not back, since a single female can get the entire infestation back in full force.