BED BUG INSPECTION
Inspection for bed bug infestations must be very thorough. Your primary tool is a flashlight. Since bed bugs are cryptic insects and spend most of their time hiding, you will need a flashlight to find them. You must move and/or disassemble some items while searching including beds, dressers, carpets and rugs. While you inspect, be alert for a bed bug smell which has been described as an obnoxious sweetness or fresh, red raspberries. You should also look for accumulations of cast nymphal skins and for stains of blood spots on sheets and linens.
A common location for bed bug infestations is a box spring.
The framework is often made of wood and contains cracks
can crevices suitable for harborage. Other common areas
include wall voids, behind switch plates, interior corners of
bedside tables, under the edges of wall to wall carpeting,
couches and stuffed chairs.