Everyone thinks bed bugs live on the mattresses in hotels. No, not if the linens are laundered daily. They don’t like clean. They use the mattress as a freeway for the 30 minute commute from home to the diner, which is, unfortunately, your guest!
So, where do bed bugs live, build their nest, lay their eggs and raise their young? If the foundation is made out of wood, chances are that’s where!
Why? It’s close. Bed bugs like dirty dark nooks and crannies provided by the wooden blocks, boards and slats, the nail holes, knots, cracks and splinters. The wood foundation is their condominium!
The wooden foundation is under the mattress, hidden, hard to get to, even by the professional bug exterminator. He has to flip the foundation, tear off the dust cover to expose the cavity of the foundation, and spray and spray and spray until the foundation is dripping, soaking wet.
But unless the nasty little critter gets showered with the spray and dies, chances are she will be just fine, laying eggs again in a day or two and the re-occupation of the foundation begins all-over again.