As the name suggests, bed bugs like their beds, and they are most often found in the bed area. Naturally, in case of an infestation, the first place to search would be the mattress. However, these pests have been known to nest in a variety of unusual places, some of which you would never think to examine. Here are 5 strange items that may be filled with bed bugs:
- Stuffed animals
This might seem like an unusual home for a bedbug, but if you think about it, a stuffed animal is very similar to a mattress in terms of composition. Children also have a habit of taking their stuffed animals with them everywhere, and this includes the outside, where bed bugs may have a chance to find a new home.
- Bus seats
Bed bugs may hop on onto someone’s luggage or clothes and from there find their way into the upholstery of a bus seat. Soon enough, they’ll be able to spread and find new hosts. In fact, pretty much any public transport that has upholstery can be infested with bed bugs.
- Airplane seats
Similarly to other public transport vehicles, airplanes may fall victim to a bed bug infestation. This will allow the transmission of these bed bugs across vast distances. Make sure that you take precautions when you travel on a plane, and that you vacuum your suitcase after a trip, so that you clear up any bed bugs early on.
If you have a bed bug infestation, and you place your purse near the bed or other pieces of furniture, or you place it on the ground near an infested area, the bed bugs may jump in and hide in the seams and pockets of the purse. From there, they will be a permanent travel companion, while you will still suspect that the infestation is in the bed area. This will make any effort to exterminate the bed bugs in your bed completely ineffective.
- Fluorescent light bulbs
Even though bed bugs prefer darkness, they may actually find their way into electrical items where they have plenty of room to squeeze in and remain undetected. This is one of the strangest and most effective places for these pests to hide.
Do you have a hard time getting rid of a bed bug infestation?
Even when bed bugs are where they “belong” they can still be a hard pest to remove. However, when they hide in extremely strange places, the infestation can be even worse. This is when a professional can really help you out. Professional exterminators will be familiar with all the places and items that bed bugs may infest and they can investigate all of them. Once found, the bed bugs are then swiftly removed and you will no longer have to worry about them. If you have a persistent bed bug infestation, contact us today and we will take care of it.