Bed Bug Behaviors
Bed bugs like to hide in small cracks and crevices close to where humans rest and sleep. For this reason, they can most often be found on mattresses, baseboards, upholstery, and in furniture crevices. Bed bugs are generally active only at night, and their peak activity is typically an hour before dawn.
Although they have not been linked to the transmission of any diseases and aren’t considered to pose any medical threat, they do bite and feed off of blood.
Signs of Bed Bugs
Bed bugs can be hard to catch early on in an infestation. Unfortunately, one of the main indicators you have bed bugs is noticing their bites on exposed parts of your skin. Other signs of an infestation include:
- Small reddish-brown spots on linens
- Skin rashes on areas of the body that are exposed during sleep
- Their exoskeletons (the hard shell of a bed bug) in bedding, mattresses
- Tiny dark spots (excrement) that look like pepper