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How to Spot Bed Bugs in Suffolk County & Nassau County

Despite their tiny size, understanding where bed bugs hide is crucial if you want to identify an infestation early. To spot these elusive pests, focus on common hiding places such as mattresses, box springs, mattress tags, and behind baseboards. Additional areas where bed bugs may hide include:

  • Bedding
  • Wallpaper
  • Power Outlets
  • Luggage
  • Upholstery
Mattress infested with bed bugs

Why Are Bed Bugs Difficult to Identify?

Adult bed bugs, comparable in size to an apple seed, are challenging to spot. Not only are they very small, but they also prefer to stay out of sight and are frequently misidentified as other bugs. Being nocturnal, bed bugs nest in cracks and crevices during the day, making it challenging to detect infestations until they become active at night.

Where Do Bed Bugs Hide During Infestations?

Infestations often start when bed bugs are inadvertently transported indoors on items like luggage or clothing. Travel-related infestations are common, as are cases involving infested used furniture. Fortunately, bed bugs typically don’t travel directly on people. Once indoors, they spread to various hiding spots throughout the property, remaining inactive until they emerge to feed at night.

Where to Inspect for Bed Bugs in Suffolk County & Nassau County

Given their nocturnal activity, pinpointing bed bug hiding spots during the day can be challenging. Generally, they hide in areas associated with sleep or rest, such as bedding, mattresses, and upholstered furniture. Additionally, they may be found behind wallpaper, under rugs or carpets, inside wall cracks, and around electrical outlets. 

Spotting an infestation isn’t an easy task, so if you suspect there are bed bugs in your home or keep waking up covered in bites, it’s best to consult a licensed exterminator.

How To Spot Bed Bugs in Suffolk County & Nassau County Serving Long Island and surrounding areas

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