Where Do Bed Bugs Live?

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Bed bugs like to hide in small cracks and crevices near places humans sleep. These pests can be found behind baseboards, wallpaper, upholstery and furniture. Particularly, these bugs like to hide along mattress seams and in bed frames, box springs, headboards, sofas and armchairs.

Bed bugs are also known to survive in temporary habitats, such as backpacks and purses and under seats in cars, buses, and trains. Any place near where humans sleep or spend an extended period of time, is an ideal habitat for bed bugs. Outside the home, places with a high turnover of people spending the night, including hotels and resorts, are high-risk environments.