Where Bed Bugs Hide. When not feeding, bed bugs hide in a variety of places. Around the bed, they can be found near the piping, seams and tags of the mattress and box spring, and in cracks on the bed frame and headboard. If the room is heavily infested, you may find bed bugs: In the seams of chairs and couches, between cushions, in the folds of curtains.
People don't often consider bed bugs until they've left their mark. The appearance of flat, red welts in zigzag lines or small clusters is a key sign of bed bugs on humans. Bed bugs can also leave their bites in straight rows and, while they don't spread diseases to humans, their bites are quite irritating and scratching them can lead to bleeding and infection.
Bed bugs can multiply quickly, so early detection is critical to help prevent an even larger infestation. Our integrated A.I.M. protection process works to assess your home, implement solutions, and monitor any bed bug problems you may face.
A bed bug bite affects each person differently. Bite responses can range from an absence of any physical signs of the bite, to a small bite mark, to a serious allergic reaction. Bed bugs are not considered to be dangerous; however, an allergic reaction to several bites may need medical attention.
To see photographs of bed bugs and bed bug bites, visit www.centralohiobedbugs.org Bed bugs bites cause itchy welts in about 70% of the people who've been bitten. The welts typically occur in groups on exposed skin, but they look like other insect and spider bites.
Bed bugs will hitch a ride with people, but usually they crawl into a shoe, bag, or pocket while you're traveling from one place to another. They do not live on their hosts, however, and will find a place to get off you as soon as you settle in somewhere else.