Where Do Bed Bugs Hide? | Pest Control


My name is Jeff White and I am a research
entomologist for Bed Bug Central and the host of Bed Bug TV, bedbugcentral.com. I have no idea how I got into bugs and bed
bugs and here I am 6 years later and having a lot of fun working with bed bugs and I’ll
be talking to you about pest control. Cracks and crevices are the name of the game
and when it comes to bed bugs, where do they hide? Just there; dark places that are undisturbed,
whether it’s a crack, a crevice, a void or any other area where light typically doesn’t
shine and people aren’t typically you know, aren’t bothered in. And of course, bed bugs are called bed bugs
for the reason they’re going to hide in beds. And so where they hide is typically the bed
and if we look at a bed you know, people see images of bed bugs on mattresses, waiting
to always running on mattresses, you have a problem! These bugs don’t like to be bothered and so
they’re not going to be typically on top of the mattress, while changing our sheets, while
getting on and off the bed or rolling around as we sleep and god knows what else is going
on in the bed! We’re not going to talk about this topic but
the bottom line is that the top of that bed is constantly disturbed. And so where they’re typically found is at
the bottom of the box spring, cracks, crevices, staple seams, the plastic corner protectors,
anywhere that they can go, that they can hide and not readily be seen. Head-boards are also common areas we find
bugs associated with; the back of the head-board, any types of cracks and crevices and seams. Now, as infestations grow though, they can
get into other things. That’s why it is so important to find these
infestations really are. They can easily start getting into alarm clocks,
adjustable benches, nightstands, dressers, closets. And so as these infestations grow, they get
much more difficult to control and infest all kinds of different items. Also, couches are very common areas that bed
bugs will hide. People often sleep on couches cause it’s the
end of a long work day and they fall asleep on the couch or they go on and sleep on the
couch because they’re being bit by something in their bed and the bugs would just follow
people to their couch. And so again, seams, edges, folds, the bottom
of the couch are all common areas to look for bed bugs. But again, the most important thing to think
about is bed bug hiding cracks and crevices. They’re not going to be just merrily out on
the top of things, just walking around. You need to do some work, you need to do some
research, you need to look real deep because that where bed bugs will be hiding.

69 thoughts on “Where Do Bed Bugs Hide? | Pest Control

  1. wtf? so if i sleep downstairs on my couch the bedbugs would follow me? im praying for those little fuckers to go extinct >.<

  2. i caught one of these lil cunts last night ive been going medieval on for the last few hours now wanna see how the handle fire up there asses now lol

  3. I'm cleaning all of my clothes and drying them five times to make sure all of them die then throwing away all of my furniture to make sure they don't follow me

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  5. Okay, so bedbugs hide in cracks, cervices, voids and other hidden places, great we GET that, the most IMPORTANT question about bedbugs that entomologists, like this clever guy, AREN'T explaining to people is, "How do we Eradicate them!?" We ALMOST had the bedbug problem solved, with the help of chemicals like DDT, and since we stopped using DDT, now bedbugs are everywhere and they are a real problem! It seems that the folks "solving" the bedbug problem are dodgy exterminators, charging THOUSANDS of dollars, to allegedly rid houses etc of bedbugs, but the "treatments" they use are costly and hit or miss at best.
    Bring back DDT, it worked and it did NOT harm people, make people sick or harm the birds, like the folks that successfully ended the use of DDT claimed it did. It seems that if you go ANYWHERE today, like Hotels, Motels, riding on public Buses, Trains, walking on the street, or visiting a friends house, you run the very REAL risk of bringing home Bedbugs. This wasn't the problem decades ago, but it is today, why is that?

  6. I love you for helping with the info but I hate you for the fact you enjoy “studying and working with them” opposed to just killing them and wiping them off the face of the earth!! Why cant u just collect baseball cards or something like a normal person!

  7. I have bed bugs I lost all hope until one video showed me where they hide in your couch go search it up it will give u hope to if you have them 🙂

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