man looking for bed bugs during the day

While bed bugs are known to feed at night, they can also be active during the day. Let’s take a look at how to find bed bugs during the day.

To detect these pesky critters in your home or hotel room during daytime hours, look for dark spots on mattresses and other surfaces that may indicate excrement left behind by them. It’s not a pretty sight but is one of the tell-tale signs you have unwelcome guests living with you!

Another way to find adult bed bugs is to look for their shed skin. Bed bugs shed their skin several times throughout their lifetime, and their shed skin looks like small, white flakes.

If you see any small white flakes on your mattress or bedding, it’s possible that they’re bed bug-shed skin.

You might also see small blood stains on your sheets or pillowcase from where the bugs have been feeding.

Finally, you can also look for live bed bugs. Bed bugs are small, oval-shaped insects that are dark brown in color. If you see any small, dark brown insects on your mattress or bedding then you know your house or hotel room has bed bugs.

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Where are Bed Bugs During the Day?

Bed bugs typically hide in dark, secluded areas during the daytime hours.

Bed bugs are known to hide in a variety of places, including:

  • Mattress seams
  • Cracks in bed frames and headboards
  • Box springs
  • Baseboards
  • Electrical outlets
  • Picture frames
  • Curtains
  • Furniture
  • Bed frames

Look for anywhere that is dark and a crevice or in gaps like dresser drawers. We found a nest of bed bugs behind a picture frame in one house.

If you suspect that you have bed bugs, it is important to inspect these areas carefully.

How Do You Draw Bed Bugs Out of Hiding?

To effectively eradicate bed bugs, it’s important to take a comprehensive approach. Dismantle the infested area by removing all linens and clothing into sealed plastic bags for washing or dry cleaning.

Then vacuum every inch of that space- using crevice tools to get into smaller spaces – before applying insecticides.

You will want to make sure you vacuum in all the potential hiding spots such as the edges of the room and areas where you have seen activity from the bed bugs.

You can also use bed bug monitors and bed bug traps to detect any remaining stragglers and monitor their population.

Can’t Find Bed Bugs but Have Bites?

Have you noticed mysterious marks appearing on your skin? It may be bed bug bites! These tiny pests can go undetected for a long time, so it’s possible you’ve been bitten without realizing it.

Bed bug bite marks on your body will usually appear in rows or clusters and are usually itchy. However, keep in mind that other insect bite reactions can sometimes resemble those of bed bugs.

If this is the case then there’ll likely either be no signs of bed bugs or they have yet to be spotted.

Will Bed Bugs Bite During the Day?

Bed bugs are notorious for their nocturnal feedings, but it is important to be aware that they can also bite during the day if access to exposed skin exists.

When a bed bug starts feeding, it typically takes around five minutes before going back into hiding, however, in cases where someone might not notice while sleeping, this could extend up to ten minutes.

Bites usually occur on uncovered parts of the body such as the neck and face, yet any area left exposed may become vulnerable too – luckily clothing is an effective barrier against them!

If you suspect, you have been bitten by a bedbug then make sure to wash the affected area with soap and water and apply antiseptic cream or lotion afterward, so infection doesn’t set in.

Bed Bug Bites

Can You Always See Bed Bugs?

Bed bugs can be difficult to detect, even if you think they might be present. These pests are incredibly small, roughly the size of an apple seed, to spot bed bugs can be quite difficult.

Furthermore, bedbugs prefer nighttime and often stay hidden during the day in tiny cracks and crevices around your home or business building.

Can You Have Bed Bugs in One Room and Not the Other?

When most people think of bed bugs, they think of sleeping and having their mattress infested with these little bugs. However, bed bugs can live anywhere in your home where they have access to their preferred food source human blood.

As a result, it is possible for bed bugs to be present in one room but not in a different room. If you have bed bugs in your bedroom, for example, they may not be present in your living room.

Make sure if they are in one bedroom or any single room you will want to block that room off until you can spray or hire an exterminator. The reason is bed bugs can hitch a ride to different rooms in the home.

The best way to prevent bed bugs from infesting your home is to avoid bringing them into your home from places you have traveled. You will also want to make sure to inspect any secondhand furniture before bringing it inside.

Bed bugs are traveling bugs. They can hitchhike in your luggage, purse, gym bag, and on your clothing. You or a family member might bring a single bed bug or maybe even a few into your home if you are not careful.

By taking these precautions, you can help to keep your home free of bed bugs.

How to Find Bed Bugs During the Day with a Flashlight?

Bed bugs may be small and hard to detect with the naked eye, but luckily there is a simple method for finding bed bugs.

With just a flashlight, you can look around in their preferred hiding places such as cracks or crevices of furniture, baseboards/walls, or even electric outlets and picture frames.

Their reddish-brown bodies will appear when exposed to light due to their body’s ability to glow!

However, if any evidence of bed bug activity has been found it is important that you hire a professional pest control company or buy a DIY kit.  

Do Bed Bugs Hide in Pillows?

Bed bugs are a notorious source of discomfort when traveling, as they often lurk in hotel rooms and spread quickly between them.

Unbeknownst to many travelers, pillows can be an ideal habitat for bed bugs to hide.

The warmth and darkness make it easy for bedbugs to hide and wait for nighttime to come out and feed!

It is therefore important that everyone that stays at a hotel or thinks they have bed bugs at home inspect their pillows carefully.

You need to look for signs such as small brown stains or black spots that can let you know bed bugs may be present.

bed bugs on pillow

Bed Bugs on Your Pets

Unfortunately, bed bugs are not picky when it comes to their hosts, and they will happily feed on humans as well as animals.

Pets are particularly vulnerable to bed bug bites, as they often sleep near their owners.

In addition, pets can be carriers of bed bugs, unwittingly transporting them from one home to another.

If you suspect that your pet may have bed bugs, it is important to act immediately. The sooner you identify and eliminate the bed bug infestation, the less chance there is of the problem spreading.


It’s essential to be on the lookout for bed bugs, as these little pests can make themselves at home in a variety of places. From mattress seams and box springs to baseboards and electrical outlets – they can hide out just about anywhere!

To effectively eliminate them, you must take action: vacuum thoroughly, use monitoring traps, apply insecticides, and clear the house of clutter.

Look closely for signs such as dark spots on a mattress, bed sheets or pillows, live insects, or if you wake up with bites on your body.

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