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Where should I look for bed bugs in my house?

Dr. Mehmet Oz, MD
Cardiology (Cardiovascular Disease)

Bed bugs hide in dark spots where they're unlikely to be disturbed. When you hunt for them, you may not see live bugs, so keep an eye out for their calling cards: rust-colored spots (blood stains), eggs (pearly white and 1 millimeter long), molted skins and black specks. Here's where to look  from them at home:

• The boxspring: Lift it up and look underneath and along the seams. In some cases, professionals will slice open the cloth to look inside, because the bugs love the wood frame.

• Nearby furniture: Inspect sofas, the undersides of bureau drawers, behind the headboard, and the backs and undersides of nightstands. Pay special attention to cracks, crevices, and seams.

• On the wall: Peek under picture frames, wall hangings, peeling wallpaper or chipped paint.

 

 



This content originally appeared on doctoroz.com

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