How To Check Your Bed Frame For Bed Bugs

Signs You Have A Bed Bug Infestation

Signs of a bed bug infestation include small, itchy bites in a line or cluster, tiny bloodstains on bedding, dark fecal spots, a musty odor, and sighting live bugs or their shed skins.

Where Do Bed Bugs Hide Within Your Bed?

Bed bugs hide in mattress seams, box spring crevices, bed frames, headboards, and between bed linens, often close to where people sleep for easy access to feed. 

How To Check Your Bed Frame For Bed Bugs


Inspect the joints and crevices of the bed frame using a flashlight for better visibility. 

Look for signs of bed bugs like small, reddish-brown insects, tiny eggs, or dark fecal spots. 

Examine the headboard, especially if it's fabric-covered or has deep grooves and crevices. 

Check any cracks or screw holes in the frame, as these can be hiding spots for bed bugs. 

Use a magnifying glass to spot smaller nymphs or eggs that might not be visible to the naked eye. 

Pay special attention to corners and where the frame connects to the headboard and footboard. 

Consider dismantling the frame for a thorough inspection if you suspect a serious infestation.