Bed Bugs at a Glance
Bed bugs, as you may or may not know aren’t just relegated to living in the bed. You can actually find them in a variety of soft spaces, including chairs and couches. If you’re wondering how, they got there, these pesky critters can find their way into your home in a variety of ways. How did I get bed bugs in my couch? You might be wondering, well Scott’s Turf and Pest Services, pest control in Durham, NC, are here to help.
Bed bugs travel in a variety of ways, which includes luggage, furniture boxes, backpacks, and clothing. While they probably won’t just hitch a ride on the outfit that you’re wearing, they are known to high out in piles of clothes when you’re moving, which is why they can also be found in boxes and luggage.
Bed bugs come out mainly when the day ends because they are nocturnal. If you spend your evenings relaxing on the couch or like to enjoy your morning coffee on the sofa, bed bugs can easily transfer from your bed to the couch. On top of that bed bugs can come back or be transferred if they are infesting something mobile like a backpack or purse, it is possible to accidentally move them to your sofa.
How do I treat my couch for bed bugs?
If you think that you may have bed bugs in your couch, do a check around the cushions. Lift each section and inspect the corners for signs of these pests. If bed bugs are present, you’ll see thin black streaks, molted skins, small blood stains, or the bugs themselves.
While you could try to treat them yourself, you may find a DIY approach leads to spending a lot of money without completely eliminating the problem. Plus, the bugs can sometimes be difficult to identify for those without professional pest control experience.
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