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5 Spots To Check On Mattress For Early Bed Bugs

5 Spots To Check  on Mattress Of Early-Stage Bed Bugs.

Here are 5 Spots To Check Around The Mattress Of Early-Stage Bed Bugs. Different signs can point to bed bugs being in your mattress. Remember, they are naturally nocturnal and will spend most of their time in a nearby hiding spot during the day. Here are five places to check for signs of early-stage bed bugs.

1. Bed Frame

Bed bugs are great hitchhikers, so be sure to check your bed frame for signs of early-stage bed bug infestation. Often they will hide in the joints on your bed frame where they can move undetected during the day.

Also, check behind your headboard and any drawers or boxes stored in your bed frames. You may find that a nearby neighbour had an infestation and, at some point, transported them onto your bed.

2. Bed Skirt/Bedskirt/Drawsheet

Bed skirts/bedskirts can produce a unique hiding spot for early-stage bed bugs due to their ability to attach themselves using their tiny claws and remain safely tucked away by the day. Often when they are found in a bed skirt or bedskirt, they are already in the early stages of their infestation.

Also, check your bed net and any sheets that may have been used on the bed since you last cleaned the mattress for signs of early-stage bed bugs. If you notice any symptoms of blood on your sheets, wash them immediately and dry them properly. This can help prevent the new infestation from starting up.

If you find evidence of an infestation on your sheets, discard them immediately, as not washing them is one of the biggest mistakes people make in preventing an early-stage bed bug infestation. This video shows how washing sheets can help stop your infestation early.

3. Mattress Zippers

To search the mattress zipper area, you will want to unzip your mattress cover. Be sure to check all around the zipper and in any corners hidden along the zipper to get a better view of what could be hiding there.

4. Along Your Mattress Border/Sides and In Corners Around Your Mattress

Along the seam of your mattress, along both sides, and in all the corners around your mattress is a great place to check for signs of early-stage bed bugs hiding by day.

Be sure to also check under and behind your mattress on the floor to see if you can locate any evidence of early-stage bed bugs.

5. Under The Mattress/Sides Of Your Bed

The final place to check for evidence of early-stage bed bugs is under your mattress and along the sides of your bed. Lift your mattress, and be sure to check the sides of your bed and any other furniture you may store under your bed. Be sure to lift away from the side of the mattress so that you can see if any signs of early-stage bed bugs have made themselves home there.


It is possible to protect your mattress from becoming infested by early-stage bed bugs by following some recommended practices. However, this doesn’t guarantee that your infestation won’t ever start again. If the signs of an early stage bed bug infestation become visible in your home, it is essential to take action immediately upon noticing them.