Where Bed Bugs Hide
Inside a home, bed bugs can live in a variety of locations. They’ll spend their days hidden and generally come out in the night time to bite, although it is possible to get bites during other times of the day. Because of their need to feed on blood, the will often be in or near places with easy access to people such as:
- Mattresses – Bed bugs will often hide near the piping and in crevices created by designs in the mattress.
- Sheets – In addition to bed bugs, you may notice their droppings or small blood stains in the folds of your sheets.
- Headboards – You may see bed bugs, as well as discarded skins or dead bugs, in and around your headboard.
- Furniture – Bed bugs can also infest chairs, sofas, rugs, and other furniture that provides them ample places to hide away.
- Other Spaces – Since they like warm and dark spaces, bed bugs are also commonly found in cracks in the floor, wall, and baseboards and inside vents and ductwork.
At non-residential properties, bed bugs are also commonly found among furniture in areas that see at least some people. Bed bugs can go several months to a year without sustenance, and can adjust their feeding schedule between day and night as needed, so there does not necessarily need to high traffic or sleeping bodies to sustain them in their chosen area.
Modern Bed Bug Treatment Methods
Treating bed bugs at different properties relies on finding the locations where bed bugs are hiding. We perform an in depth inspection of the common hiding spaces and others, seeking out different signs of the pests that can indicate their presence.
Finding every bed bug on the property is important for localized treatments to ensure that all pests are eliminated. If bed bugs are missed, as often happens with DIY treatments, they can continue to breed and regrow their population. We have even used methods such as K9 inspections in the past to find especially hidden bed bugs.
Once we’ve located bed bugs, we can begin the treatment process. We have traditional bed bug insecticide treatments available for an affordable and effective option against most infestations. We also use the latest chemical free technologies and techniques in the industry for exterminating these pests, and have different options available to combat different size infestations, different properties, and different budgets.
Our preferred method for commercial properties, such as hotels, hospitals, retirement homes, and others, heat treatments provide a comprehensive extermination of bed bugs wherever they are hiding. We typically treat a single room or space at a time, eliminating them in any hiding spots.
We start the process by sealing up the room. Then we use heat fans to increase the temperature. Bed bugs can survive at heats of 120 degrees, so we use a sustained temperature in excess of 130 degrees to kill them. Since the heat can go anywhere the insects are inside the seal, every pest on the property is eliminated.
Freeze treatments, also known as cryonite treatments because of the technology we use, are typically used in homes. This method uses carbon dioxide (CO2) in gaseous form chilled to an extremely cold temperature, similar to dry ice. The gas is directed to the surfaces where bed bugs are living where the freezing temperatures kill them instantly.
Because this method uses CO2, a compound found in the air and harmless to people, it can be safely used inside your home and on frequent-touch surfaces, such as beds and furniture. It is even safe for most electronic devices, making it possible to eliminate bed bugs without causing damage or disrupting your home.
Contact Nextgen Pest Solutions to Get Started
Whether you have a big day at work or are planning a day in the sun at The Life Adventure Park, you need the energy that comes from a good night’s sleep. If bed bugs have been keeping you awake, that won’t be possible.
Nextgen Pest Solutions will remove bed bugs quickly with our same day or next day service. That way, you can get back to sleeping without worrying about irritating bites or pests sharing your bed. Get started with service by calling Nextgen today for a free quote or to ask more about our services. Our Hudson bed bug treatment company is always happy to help get rid of bed bugs fast with our professional, high quality service.