Bed bugs are great at hiding
Bed bugs do a great job of hiding so closely examine everything in the room.
Mattresses and box springs. Look around the mattress seams and undersides of box springs. Note: the muslin wrap on the bottom of the box spring may need to be removed. Seek consent of resident prior to doing so.
Bedding, including sheets, a comforter and blanket can show evidence.
Upholstered furniture around seams, edges of cushions and undersides of chairs.
Wood furniture on the undersides and interiors of chests where drawers slide.
Bed frames around metal joints and lips.
Window and door frames
Cracks and crevices
Carpet tack strips at the wall
Remove and inspect outlet and switch plates.
Inspect smoke detectors, thermostats
Drapery pleats or other window coverings
Check ceiling/wall junctions/ceiling molding