How to Find Bed Bugs During the Day

Being super-fast and amazing at hiding, it can get a bit tricky finding them in broad daylight. Also, these bugs love the darkness so they will not be outside for you to see and catch them during the day easily.

Bed Bug Guide: How to Find Bed Bugs During the Day

While we nicely tuck ourselves in at night, bed bugs at our home come out crawling and suck on our blood leaving marks for us to see the next day and gasp. 

The time when we are asleep is the prime time for bed bugs to come out and feed. Sometimes we have suspicions, but that will only get us so far. What we need to do is to scan our homes to see if we have these bugs or not. But sacrificing our sleep to be dizzy the next day is not a solution, there are many ways to know if we see bed bugs during the day.

Being super-fast and amazing at hiding, it can get a bit tricky finding them in broad daylight. Also, these bugs love the darkness so they will not be outside for you to see and catch them during the day easily.

So, what you have to do is find out their favorite hiding places and the best ways to catch them.

#1. Mattress Boxes

Mattress boxes and box springs are some of the most common places for bed bugs to be. So make sure to look into the crevices of your mattress box. The baseboard and bedding are places you should be checking too because it is close to the mattress box. 

Other than beds, bed bugs also lurk around other places like the couch, sofas, fold of curtains, upholstery and other areas that might have human activity and a good hiding place.

#2. Your Bedroom

These bugs like to stay very close to their food source, so it makes sense that they will be found in the bedroom, and that does not include the bed only. 

Under cracked wallpapers or wall paint, under electric switch plates and sometimes maybe even picture frames. Tiny areas with lots of space inside are the place one should be checking out.

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“These bugs like to stay very close to their food source, so it makes sense that they will be found in the bedroom, and that does not include the bed only.”

The Bed Bug Inspectors

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#3. Hotels

When you are at a hotel, make sure to keep your stuff away from the bed because they can get contaminated with bed bugs at the hotel, which you might just be carrying back home. 

First of all, make sure to check your hotel room beds and all its corners and crevices, and still keep your suitcase and clothes away from it just in case.

#4. Have Lots of Light Around

Bed bugs hate light, but you are going to need lots of it to see and spot them. So have your windows open and lights on. You will also need a flashlight to look into crevices and holes, and then a magnifying glass to spot them easily.

#5. Droppings and Eggs

One can also spot bed bugs at their homes through their eggs. They are very small, and this is where magnifying glass comes in handy. Brown splatters on linens and fabrics should also be checked for these can be excrements.

#6. Exoskeletons

Because bed bugs shed their skins a handful of times before becoming an adult, their shed exoskeletons can be spotted, and these can be warning signs for you to call in an exterminator or a professional. 

These exoskeletons are translucent in color and have the exact shape of that of a bed bug, but they can be of different sizes given the change in the size of the bed bug itself as it grows. The sizes can be anywhere from 1.5mm to 4.5mm.***



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