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How To Make Bed Bugs Come Out Of Hiding

Every day people are uncovering more and more unique information about the bed bug. Adapting has become necessary as these unwanted invaders have completely evolved from what they once were. Despite this, one of the most interesting things about these bugs is, they try to avoid detection. Bed bugs will adapt to any situation, including your lifestyle. You combine this information with their reddish color, slim profile, and it doesn’t become hard to see why most people never even realize they have a problem until it’s too late. It is always preferable to deal with low-level infestations but doing so is harder than you might imagine. And part of the reason for this is because the bugs are so witty and hard to detect. With all this in mind, it is entirely possible to trick these bugs out of hiding. Learning to do so will not only help you determine you have a problem, but it’ll go miles towards your elimination efforts.

Learning Their Habits

As strange as it might sound, if you want to lure bed bugs out of their hiding spots, you’ll first have to start thinking like them. Going back to the above information, bed bugs go out of their way to avoid detection. They’ll always take the path of least resistance. Their main goal is to feed on you while you are sleeping. What you need to take away from this is, these bugs will only be active while you sleep. Or, at least when they think you are sleeping. Tricking them into the open will come down to either manipulating time or making them think you are sleeping.

Manipulating Time Or Waiting

If you do not want to lose precious hours waiting for these nuisances to crawl from the safety of their hiding spots, you can manipulate time. Doing so is far easier than you’d think. All one must do is, make the bedroom dark. This might require installing some heavy or dark drapes and blocking out all light, but it is entirely possible.

The Heating Method

Most people don’t know it, but bed bugs are drawn towards heat. This is one of the reasons they prefer the mattress as a home. Your body expels heat and CO2 while you sleep. Either way, heat is a major attractor for the bed bug. There are several ways you can use this to your advantage. Just about every home has a heating pad. You can take that heating pad, plug it in, and lay it under your pillow or somewhere near the sleeping site. You can also utilize your central heating and air unit or a portable heater. Turn either one on, direct the air towards the bed, and the unsuspecting invader will think you are snuggled up fast asleep.

Traps And Lures

In addition to the methods mentioned above, there are also plenty of traps or lures you can utilize. These devices can be installed by the bed, forcing the bugs to travel through them before accessing their food source. However, these traps will only work for the bugs willing to come our of hiding. For the bugs that have already invaded the mattress, you’ll have to utilize what is known as encasements. These are essentially large plastic bags that wrap around your mattress, trapping everything inside while also deterring anything looking to make a home there.

Take Advantage Of The Pest Management Professional

Despite all the tools available today, it is our pest services that are your best option. We have trained specialists who are familiar with situations like this. They have firsthand experience in detecting and eliminating these unwanted invaders. Whether you have a large or small infestation on your hands, you can give us a call any time. We’ll utilize tried and tested methods to help you with your pest problems.

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