I discovered bed bugs in my micro fiber sofa. I was watching tv and there it was, something told me to inspect the sofa and in between the cushions I found an adult and maybe three eggs. I freaked of course and ran to home depot. I bought hot shot for bed bugs and dosed the sofa and carpet edges surrounding the sofa, and the curtains.
The best way to kill bed bugs is to run your clothes and bedding through the dryer on high heat for 10-20 minutes. Wrap any infested furniture in plastic and place it in direct, hot sunlight for 24 hours. For stubborn infestations, use a bed-bug specific insecticide or spread diatomaceous earth around problem areas.
If you suspect you have bed bugs in your couch, use a flashlight to inspect the couch seams, in between the cushions and around the frame. Keep in mind that tiny bed bugs are about the same width as a credit card, so if you can fit a card into a little crack, then a bed bug can get in there, too.
Can You See Adult Bed Bugs With The Naked Eye? As mentioned, my answer to this common question is mixed. If you are looking for a bed bug and you know what to look for, then yes, it's possible to see adult bed bugs with the naked eye.
Encase mattresses and pillows Another natural way to prevent bed bugs from biting you during the night and stop them infesting other parts of your home is to encase mattresses and pillows. Encasements for mattresses, spring boxes, and pillows are tightly woven covers that prevent bed bugs from entering or escaping.
Begin treating your couch by using a vacuum to pickup as many bed bugs, bed bug feces, and eggs as possible along the cracks and crevices of your sofa. Vacuuming for bed bugs is a great way to quickly reduce the bed bug population before steaming and applying your residual chemicals.