10 Unusual Places You Will Find Bedbugs

10 Unusual Places You Will Find Bedbugs

There’s no denying the fact that bed bugs are a huge pest problem. They plague hotels, motels, home and basically any form of architectural structure. Since bedbugs are usually smaller than a grain of rice, they are extremely difficult to locate and are almost invisible to the naked eye. In order to identify the places where bed bugs love hiding the most, it is of paramount importance to first understand their behavior. Basically, bed bugs are creatures that love going about their business discreetly; they are stealthy and love feeding on human blood. They run their operations in a “hit and run” pattern and usually feed at night, when most of us are asleep. They immediately run back to their secret hideouts after they are done feasting. If you want to make an educated guess, bed bugs usually reside near their food sources i.e. you. They will hide within 6 feet or so of the places you spend prolonged periods of time. However, as they start growing in numbers, they do tend to spread further away from the food sources. Without straying away from the topic any further, here are 10 unusual places you will find bedbugs.


Imagine having to work under stress and the added annoyance of bedbug bites. It does not sound fun, does it? Well, unfortunately, it is possible. Bed bugs can easily nestle into the carpet or furniture in the offices. It is possible for bed bugs to move around in office packages, backpacks, boxes, briefcases, and business suits etc.

Religious Places

Even the Almighty is quite helpless when dealing with bed bugs. These pests are also known to reside in the holiest of places such as churches, temples, mosques and religious meeting halls etc. Hence, we would advise you to be on your toes even when you go to mass. It is also advisable for you to limit your personal belongings to a bare minimum when visiting places of worship.

Public Libraries

It is advisable for you to be cautious when bringing books from the public library. Bed bugs love hiding in the pages of the books. Trust us when we say this—you wouldn’t want to crawl into bed with a good book infested with bed bugs. Therefore, it is imperative for you to check the pages and spines of the books for bedbugs before heading home with a stash of bestsellers. No book is worth a bed bug infestation.


It is possible for you to catch more than a blockbuster at your local movie theater. Cinemas are a hotbed for bedbugs. How so? Well, the cinema literally has everything bed bugs prefer; a cinema boasts of cushy, upholstered seats that serve as the ideal bedbug hideout. In addition to that, the cinema also sees the visit of bedbugs´ prime food source—humans! Hence, when visiting the cinema, it is suggested for you to limit your personal belongings to a bare minimum. You wouldn’t want to bring home your own critter horror show now, would you?

Public Transportation

Unlike the rest of us, bedbugs don´t have to pay their share of the fare when they travel in public transportation. There are plenty of commuters traveling on a daily basis. There is every chance that planes, trains, and buses are infested with bedbugs. Since bedbugs are of small stature, they are quite difficult to identify. Therefore, it is extremely unlikely for you to spot the pests getting cozy in your seat. However, what you can do is take precautions before heading home. Before getting home, you should unpack carefully and check your belongings for bed bugs. Never place your bags on your bed!

Retail Stores

Bedbugs are excellent travelers and they are always on the lookout for opportunities to move around. Therefore, retail stores are excellent hiding places for bedbugs. Numerous stores in the past have shut down for fumigation. It is recommended for you to check any purchases you make before bringing it home. You should definitely shake out clothing before putting them in your closet.

Educational Institutions

Educational institutions such as daycares, colleges, and schools are not immune to a bed bug infestation. Daycare centers are usually filled with stuffed animals; and, if we know anything about stuffed animals, we know that they are incubators for all things gross. College dorm rooms are filled with students from all parts of the world; therefore, the chances of them bringing bed bugs via their laundry and luggage bags are quite high.


Bedbugs can even multiply in the cleanest locations in the city. Therefore, you shouldn’t be surprised to see bedbugs in laundry facilities. It is highly advisable for bed bug victims to wash and dry infected clothing. Where do you imagine the infected clothing goes for treatment? When visiting the laundry facility, you must keep your laundry to yourself, check the tables and chairs, and only proceed to use the hottest washing possible.

Thrift Shops and Yard Sales

Why do you reckon the goods at thrift shops and yard sales are priced cheap? It is suggested for you to avoid purchasing used bed frames, headboards, and mattresses. It is, of course, tempting to save money. However, it will prove to be costly when you have to spend a hefty amount on hiring professional services to get rid of the bedbug infestation in your home.

Medical Facilities

Medical facilities such as nursing homes and hospitals are also known to be prime residing areas for bed bugs. Unlike humans, bedbugs do not discriminate against the sick or the old. Many patients and visitors visit the hospital on a daily basis. There is every chance that nursing homes and hospitals are infested with bedbugs. 

Most Common Winter Pest Problems

Most Common Winter Pest Problems

The start of the winter season brings forth chilly days, the blistering cold, and the increase of pests in your home. It is hard enough getting through the cold, but to deal with annoying pests is another grueling endeavor altogether. Although some pests go into hibernation when the winter arrives, there are others that seek refuge in your home. And, why wouldn´t they prefer your home? After all, your home is warm and filled with food sources. Hence, if you don´t want pests in your home, it is imperative for you to take numerous precautions. Without beating about the bush any further, here are the most common winter pest problems!

1. Rats and mice

Technically speaking, rats and mice are active all year around. However, when the winter season comes around, they start seeking refuge in your homes in greater numbers. Most of these rodents love settling in dark, isolated places such as attics and basements. If they are not eradicated and taken care of, they will chew through electrical wires and drywall, not only increasing the risk of a fire outbreak in your home, but also costing you dearly with expensive repairs. It is essential for you to keep your home sealed up tight.  We recommend installing weather stripping around the windows and doors, and seal the cracks and gaps in the structures of your home to help with rat extermination.

2. Spiders

Spiders are just downright horrifying and deadly. If you are like most people, chances are that you are scared of spiders. Like any other pests, spiders also move in homes when it gets cold outside. They prefer residing in the dusty corners of your home; they also favor living in cluttered areas. We highly recommend sweeping and vacuuming rarely used areas. If you spot cracks and crevice in the structures of your home, you should seal them up. It also wouldn’t´t hurt to have your home treated with a spider repelling solution.

3. Firewood Pests

It is completely understandable for you to bring firewood into your home frequently during the winter season. However, you should be careful when doing so as firewood is the ideal living space for pests such as boxelder bugs, stink bugs, and termites. It is possible for these pests to infest your home even when you don´t bring the firewood into your home. We would strongly advise you to store the firewood as far away from your home as possible. If you must use firewood in your home, you must first inspect each log carefully.

4. German Cockroaches

Although German cockroaches are a common sight even during the summers, they suddenly tend to multiply in the winters. These pests favor living in small, tight areas close to moisture and food, thereby making human homes highly habitable. German cockroaches usually travel via boxes, appliances, and grocery bags and they can be found in kitchens and bathrooms. So, why should you get rid of the cockroaches in your home? Well, they are highly capable of spreading bacteria and human pathogens; they can contaminate the food sources in your home too. Therefore, you must take preventive measures to avoid attracting cockroaches.

5. Winged Carpenter Ants

If you see winged carpenter ants in your home during the winter season, there is a strong likelihood that your home is home to a carpenter ant nest. Carpenter ants wreak havoc everywhere they go and they are well-capable of creating colonies rapidly. They particularly cause damage to wood-framed structures. So, how can you identify a carpenter ant? Well, they are generally dark bodied, have narrow waists and elbowed antennas; their front wings are also longer than their back wings. They prefer living in enclosed areas where the wood is damp or decayed. If you have damaged and wet wood structures in your home, you should replace them immediately.  Professional ant treatments can be used to get these pest under control.

6. Cluster Fly

If you thought that dealing with cluster flies in the summer was exasperating, you probably haven´t dealt with them in the winter. There is no denying the fact that the cluster fly is a nuisance pest. Cluster flies typically seek shelter in your home through the cooler months and they love living in the attic, walls, and basement of your home. You must check the aforementioned places for cluster fly nests and have them removed completely. It is also advisable for you to install weather stripping around the windows and doors to reduce your chances of making your home a hotbed for flies.

7. Bats

Bats search for warm and safe places during the winter. Is there a warmer and safer place than your home? We think not!  Therefore, it is common to find bats living in the attics or basements of homes throughout the winter season. So, how can you know that your home is accommodating bats? Well, if you see brown and black stains, caused by the fecal droppings of the bats, by entry points such as doors and windows, you can be assured that there are bats living in your house. Bats also produce a lot of scratching noises.

8. Raccoons

It is entirely possible for raccoons to invade your home in the winter. Raccoons, like other pests, too, prefer living in warm areas during the cold months. The pests particularly enjoy hiding in attics and chimneys. If you spot a raccoon in your home, you should proceed to contact a pest control expert quickly. If they are left to their own devices, raccoons have the capability of causing incredible damage to your home.

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