In a typical room, place monitors in and around key areas of the room.  We recommend that you use 1-3 BBEDS™ monitors in each of the following areas of a room which are some of the most common bedbug hiding areas.  Note, for maximum effectiveness you must replace the monitors every 1-3 months.

Suggested Placement

  1. Headboards – Place monitors tightly along the back edges and corners.  Being one of the least disturbed areas in a bedroom, it is a prime hiding spot – in close proximity to their feeding site.
  2. Between Mattress and Box Spring – Position monitors at the four corners of the bed, between the mattress and box spring.
  3. Openings in the Walls – This is particularly important if you are living in a multi-unit housing environment.  Vents, ducts, electrical sockets, wall switches, plumbing openings, light fixtures and any opening between units are often the first places that bedbugs will use to enter from a neighboring unit.
  4. Wall Hangings – Picture frames, artwork, mirrors and other decorations are often overlooked but prime bedbug hiding places.  Hide monitors along the back edges to detect activity.
  5. Upholstered Furniture – Any soft furnishing in the room is at risk to be infested. Place monitors between cushions, along the backside of furniture and around the legs.
  6. Closets – This is especially important if you store your luggage in the closet.  Hitchhiking bedbugs will escape contaminated luggage into the closet area, place monitors accordingly.
  7. Nightstands – A popular bedbug hiding spot, place monitors under, behind and on the back of nightstands.
  8. Bed Frames/Posts – Consider positioning monitors around the bottom side of the legs of the bed.  This would prevent them from climbing up to the bed.