How to Check Your Room for Bed Bugs Checking for bed bugs is something that all homeowners and tenants should do. Whether you have just moved into a previously-inhabited home or you have just woken up with a few strange spots on your body, you may already have reason to suspect a bed bug infestation in your space.
Pull back the bed sheets and blankets and check the mattress and box-spring seams for bugs, especially at the head of the bed. Adults, nymphs, and eggs are visible to the naked eye.
Check second-hand furniture, beds, and couches for any signs of bed bug infestation. Use protective cases for mattresses and box springs which abolish many hiding places. Reduce litter in your home to reduce hiding places.
Also turn the other side of the mattress and check for any signs of bed bugs. Bed bugs may flee when you start inspecting, make sure you pull the bed away from the walls. Use an insecticide aerosol such as CB-80 or PT 565 to flush the bed bugs out of suspected hiding places.
The mattress and bed frame. The most obvious spot to look for bed bugs is in the mattress, but spotting them is a little more involved than just picking the mattress up and looking for dark spots.
Bed bugs can spread quickly to other parts of the home, and you should certainly remove existing bed bugs and dispose of your old mattress before installing your new latex mattress. It's important to take sensible precautions for the future: never place luggage on a bed, immediately remove and wash clothing when you come home from traveling