Though these pests like to emerge before daylight, don’t expect to outwit them by staying up all night. A bed bug is an opportunistic creature, and while their peak feeding time is between 2 and 5 a.m., they will come out and feed on you throughout the day if you work nights. And, according to Jones, they’re drawn to a human’s body warmth, as well as the carbon dioxide we breathe.
During the day, bed bugs conceal. During the day, you won’t see bed bugs crawling on your bed or couch. During the daylight, bed bugs will hide in tight gaps in areas close to their host’s home. As a result, they hide in the crevices and spaces of bed frames, box springs, mattress seams, and even furniture around the bed. That’s why, despite having bed bug bites in the morning, you can’t locate them anywhere. Not being able to see bed bugs during the day, on the other hand, can be a gift in disguise. You’ll be able to pinpoint where they’re hiding and catch them off guard.
Where to Look For Bed Bugs?
Bed bugs are little biting insects that live in hiding during the day. If your room is dark, discovering them might be difficult. As a result, start by lightening up the space. Turn on the lights, open curtains and drapes. A magnifying glass, a credit card, a torch, or a headlamp are the equipment you’ll need to discover bed bugs during the day. A headlamp is recommended because it allows you to focus on a specific region while keeping both hands free to utilize. The next step is to look for bed bug indications or tracks. These are subtle symptoms. These indicators might be difficult to detect if the infection level is low. In the case of a severe infestation, however, bed bug symptoms will be visible in your house.
What to do when you find them?
Bed bugs are difficult to eradicate, and most DIY methods are ineffective if the infestation is severe. So, to establish the severity of the bed bug infestation, call a bed bug exterminator for a simple check of your property. You may, however, employ some stop-gap measures to get rid of the bed bugs you found hidden. Use a bed bug spray to get rid of them. At the very least, it will kill them instantly. Keep in mind, however, that insecticides and bug bombs can have the opposite impact on parasitic insects like bed bugs and fleas. Despite the fact that they both kill bed bugs, they cause them to hide deeper and elsewhere in your home. But we don’t recommend using bug bombs.
Bug bombs are harmful, and they don’t do much to rid your house of bed bugs. However, there is a more effective option. It’s the steam cleaner, too. The heat from the steam cleaner is too much for bed bugs to handle. So, in the areas where you discovered bed bugs lurking, use the steam cleaner. Bed bug heat will kill adult bed bugs and their nymphs, as well as destroy bed bug eggs. Bed bugs are not as resistant to heat as they are to cold. So, if you put bed bugs in a plastic bag and place the bag in the freezer for 48 hours, the bed bugs inside will perish. Rubbing alcohol is another fast-acting bed bug killer. Rub alcohol, commonly known as isopropyl alcohol, should be sprayed on the areas where bed bugs hide. On contact, rubbing alcohol will kill bed bugs. However, if you use alcohol on a mattress, it will leave stains and a lingering odour. As a result, the soft furnishings and bed mattresses should be cleaned using a steam cleaner.