Inspecting for BedBugs
Checkmattresses, box springs, bed frames and bedding
1. Check the top and bottom seams, tufts and any rips in the covers of mattresses and box springs.
2. Look underneath the bed and along the bed frame and headboards.
Check walls and wall hangings
1. Using crevice tools, check paintings, posters, pictures and mirrors.
2. Check cracks in plaster and peeling wallpaper.
3. Inspect the face plates of electrical outlets and light switches (by eye only – do not insert anything into areas with wires). Look in phones, clocks, smoke detectors and toys.
Check cracks and crevices in bedroom furniture, floor boards and baseboards, windows and door frames
1. Use a flash light to inspect cracks and crevices of furniture, windows and door frames.
2. Swipe a putty knife, an old subway or playing card into cracks and crevices to force bed bugs out. A hot blow-dryer on a low setting will also work. If live bugs do come out, crush them with a paper towel and throw them away outside your building.
3. Remove drawers from furniture and check the inside, top and bottom, joints and even screw holes.
4. Remove and check zippers, seams and tufts in cushions of upholstered furniture, and their frames.

Everyone should learn how to identify bed bugs and inspect for them. Cleaning and disinfecting will help to reduce bed bugs and their spread but may not get rid of them totally.
Tools Use for Inspection Of BedBugs

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