Bed Bugs Crawling On The Walls
Common Signs of Wall Damage After consuming a nocturnal blood meal, the bed bug usually scampers off to congregate with its brethren during the daylight hours. The bugs often gather along baseboards, on the wall behind headboards, around electrical receptacles, under wallpaper or along the base of walls beside the floor.
Sometimes, bed bugs are driven deep into your home by weather conditions outside. They'll nest in the walls and can even travel to other homes if you live in an apartment or duplex. It is true that bed bugs will try to delve deep within your walls through cracks and the spaces around baseboards.
A few days ago I found a single bed bug on the wall just above my bed (confirmed to be a bed bug already and it was filled with blood when I killed it). The next day a professional came out and did a thorough inspection of the bedroom, bed, etc. and found no signs of infestation.
Cover the bed legs in double-sided tape, or place them in trays of water. Of course, if your bedspread touches the floor, the bedbugs will still be able to climb up, and the insects have also been known to crawl up the wall to the ceiling and then drop onto the bed.
When bed bugs are infesting a wall outlet, you may see streaks on the outlet cover or streaks on baseboards. These streaks will also be noticeable on sheets and pillowcases if bed bugs are coming to feed at night. Blood Stains. When bed bugs infest, there will often be blood stains on sheets, pillowcases, and areas of infestation.
Diatomaceous earth is made from diatoms. It appears like a powder, but to bed bugs, it is like shattered glass. It not only kills bed bugs, but keeps them out. While pesticide grade diatomaceous earth is considered safe for humans and animals, you would not want to eat it or breathe it in. Avoid getting pool or food grade diatomaceous earth.