WHERE to find Bed Bugs?
Once you understand the physical appearance of Bed Bugs, next you want to understand their instincts and behaviour to know where they are likely to be?
Bed Bugs despise to be noticed by their human hosts; hence, they avoid light. As well their bodies are prone to be crushed with little pressure compared to other insects, so they avoid close proximity of their hosts where the hosts movements are too easily felt. So bed bugs would prefer to nest in more sturdy sections of our sleeping arrangements compared to the pillows and such.
When the infestation has progressed to advanced stages, bed bugs compete for space and then, yes, you would see them in the seems and piping of pillows and other sections of our bed where they might be more susceptible to being crushed. And you will occasionally see blood marks or smudges in your bed components. But then you would be too acutely aware of their presence, and that too, for a while. 😱