Bedbugs are masters at hiding. It’s a strategy that has suited them for all the centuries they have been following humans. These three tools will help you locate and expose them.
- An LED flashlight. Bright white light is what you need to illuminate the dark shadowy areas they live between feedings. Look for insect skins, dark spots that don’t belong.
- A thin spatula, palette knife or thin screwdriver. Investigate cracks and crevices, seams, base and headboards and every hidden area.
- A can of compressed air. Keyboard cleaners are very effective at flushing out insects of all sorts and are pesticide free.
Take your time and proceed in an orderly fashion, millimeter by millimeter.