Bed bugs, as the name implies, are most commonly found in or near the bed. If you suspect an infestation of this widespread bug, the majority of people will begin their search in their mattress. In spite of this, these tiny travelers can be found in a wide range of odd locations. These hitchhiking guests travel from one location to another especially during summer travel season. Read more to learn about how to check for bed bugs. 

Top 5 Strange Bed Bug Hideouts

Check for bed bugs in the following places:

Purses
Because of their ability to hide in the seams and pockets of purses, bedbugs are a common sight at the mall. Bedbugs are at their most active when purses are left on the ground or near furniture.

Stuffed Toys
Kids enjoy to go on adventures with their furry companions. As a result, they are at risk of being infested by bedbugs, who may see their fur as a suitable habitat. Washing and drying plush animals on a hot cycle might help remove any bedbugs that may be lurking in them.

Fluorescent Bulbs
Despite bed bugs being referred to as “vampires”, you may find them within fluorescent bulbs. Bedbugs have a lot of room to hide in spots near electrical outlets. When performing a bed bug inspection near an electrical outlet, exercise caution.

School Buses
Students may have to deal with some unpleasant company on their way to and from class. School bus seats can harbor bed bugs, which can then spread to kids’ backpacks and clothing. These bugs can be kept at bay by vacuuming backpacks and washing and drying clothing on hot cycles.

Airplanes
The sky is the limit for even the smallest of insects, such as bed bugs. On flights, bed bugs can be found hiding in the carpeting and vents as well as the seats itself. When you return from a trip, you should vacuum your suitcase to remove any traces of germs.

Get Help from On Demand Pest Control 

If you suspect that one of these places has been infested by one of these hitchhiker pests, contact a licensed pest professional as soon as possible. Pest control for bed bugs should only be performed by a professional.

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