How to Find Bed Bug Nests In Your Home

June 11, 2017 | Bed Bugs

Bed bug problem can be really serious, if you keep it without taking any action. Fortunately, there are many products that you can use to kill these bugs. You can even make your own bed bug spray to do this. However, the most important thing that you need to do is find where these bugs reside. Or, in simplest way, you need to find their nest. Using bed bug product on the place where there is no nest or only few bugs stay at there will be useless. You won’t be able to solve the problem. So, find the bed bug nest and use it there. Now, how can we find the nest?


The only way to find the nest is search manually. Actually, there is product that you can use to attract bed bugs. However, if you can’t locate the nest, that would be useless. You only kill the bugs that gathering around the product that attract them. So, to search manually, you need several tools, like magnifying glass, flashlight and gloves.

Searching the Bed

The main important thing that you need to understand about bed bugs is they always stay close to their source of food. And, if we talk about food for bed bugs, it would be blood, your blood. Therefore, the best place to look for their nest is your bed, because you always use it for sleeping. Meanwhile, bed bugs are very active at night, which make your bed perfect place for them to make nest. To find where their nest on your bed, here are few steps that you need to do:

  1. Search for the sign of bed bugs on your bed sheet. Usually, it can be a stain of blood, which usually caused by bed bugs that was killed by you accidentally, after they suck your blood. If you find it, that will be good sign that you are close to their nest.

  2. Check the mattress, especially the edges and seam. Bed bugs love to make nest in the hidden places like that. Flip the mattress to find the other side of it, which usually is also best place for nest.

  3. Box spring is the next target. Search every corner and crook of this place. Box spring is actually most common place where you can find bed bugs nest. We can say this is these bugs’ favorite place to stay. If necessary, you can remove the bed spring protector. Use magnifying glass and flashlight to find it.

  4. Head board and bed frame is also another place you need search for. The joints and corner of bed frame and head board usually become the great place for bed bugs to stay.

After you located the nest, which is usually there are lot of bed bugs at there, you can use the bed bugs exterminator products or such on that place. That will help you to deal with the bed bugs problem. However, you also need to remember, bed bugs usually made several nest. So, you need to inspect other place, like furniture and your closet.

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