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8 Unusual Bed Bug Hiding Places

Bed bugs are mostly associated with bed – it’s in the name after all. But did you know that bed bug hiding places can be found in the oddest areas of your home besides your bed? The unfortunate truth is that these insects can live anywhere in your home, which can make the practical and psychological effects of bed bugs far reaching.

In this post we’ll look at a few of the more unusual of these bed bug hiding places, and what you can do about these pests.

Some of the strangest bed bug hiding places

1. Stuffed animals

If you have children, watch out for this one. Bed bugs often hide in the creases and folds of their stuffed animals or other soft toys.

2. Electrical outlets and light bulbs

Due to their small size, these bugs are able to squeeze behind electrical outlets. Along with electrical outlets, these pests have been known to hide in light bulb fittings.

plug and socket

3. Aeroplane seats

Bed bugs often come back with us from overseas. One of the ways this happen is when you travel on an plane that has become infested. As you can’t return home without fly back, it can seem almost impossible to avoid bed bug causes like this on

4. Handbags

Bed bugs will sometimes climb into handags at night. This is especially true if the handbag if left near your bed, such as on a bedside table.

5. Cracks in walls

These bugs love crawling into cracks near your bed. Cracks make bed bug hiding places that give them somewhere dark to live and also protection from humans.

6. Buses and taxis

One of the most unusual bed bug hiding places are various forms of London transport. People in bed bug infested homes often carry these pests onto buses and taxis. From there, the bugs crawl onto other passengers.

london bus with bed bugs

7. Furniture

Check the furniture in your bedroom for bed bugs if you suspect an infestation. Headboards, bedside tables, and chairs make a great hiding place for these pests.

8. Shoes

When it comes to bed bugs, a thorough pest inspection is going to need to include checking your shoes as well. Bed bugs are known to hide between the laces and the tongue of footwear.

Looking out for signs of a bed bug infestation

The bottom line is that the entire area around your bedroom should be thoroughly checked for bed bug hiding places. Bed bugs are small, and thin enough to fit anywhere. They are also transparent when they have not had any food for a while. This makes them incredibly difficult to spot.

Symptoms of bed bugs include things like spots of blood on your bedding. Also, watch out for a musty smell in your bedroom. If you spot these signs, immediately wash your bedding and vacuum the room as well as your mattress.

If the problem persists, then it’s probably a good idea to call in bed bug pest control specialists. Diamond can help you with advanced treatments, and quickly make these bugs a thing of the past.


Sally has been writing on the subject of pest control for 4 years. She always carries out extensive and in depth research and always tries to bring you the most up to date, interesting topics.

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