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Bed bugs can be found singly, but often congregate once established. They usually remain close to hosts, common locations for congregation include:

  • Beds
  • Couches
  • Luggage
  • Vehicles
  • Furniture
  • Bedside clutter
  • Near animals that have nested within a dwelling, such as bats, birds, or rodents

Bed bugs are elusive and usually nocturnal, which can make them hard to spot. They often lodge unnoticed in dark crevices, and eggs can be nestled in fabric seams. Aside from bite symptoms, signs include fecal spots, blood smears on sheets, and molts. Detection of bed bugs in RV’s can be especially difficult, making it imperative that RV mattresses are kept clean and checked regularly for signs of infestations.

 

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