How did I get bed bugs?
Bedbugs are transported invaders.
Infestations may be linked to:
- Public Transportation
- Increased international travel
-Changes in pest control practices
-Infested furniture and personal items
Bedbugs may enter your home undetected through luggage, clothing, infested beds, couches, and other items. Their flattened bodies make it possible for them to fit into tiny spaces, about the width of a credit card. Bedbugs do not have nests like ants or bees, but tend to live in groups in hiding places. Their initial hiding places are typically in mattresses, box springs, bed frames, baseboards, and headboards where they have easy access to people to bite in the night.
Over time, however, they may scatter throughout the bedroom, moving into any crevice or protected location. They may also spread to nearby rooms, apartments, or communal living spaces. Bedbugs live solely on blood, having them in your home is not a sign of cleanliness.. You are as likely to find them in immaculate homes and hotel rooms, as in areas where sanitation may need improvement.