Tuesday, April 18, 2017
Bed bugs may not have the jumping ability of ticks or be able fly like many other insects but they are great at hitchhiking. Adult bed bugs often latch onto clothing, bags and even people to travel while bed bug eggs stick to items as well in order to hitch a ride right into homes and businesses. Perhaps they are smarter than we realize. And due to their small size, bed bugs often go unnoticed until they are a more severe problem like when we begin waking up to itchy bed bug bites or notice blood spots on the sheets.
Since we can pick up bed bugs just about anywhere, it is important to be aware of some of the most common places where bed bug infestations are stemming from. In order to prevent you from having to experience a bed bug infestation in your home, the pest control team at Rose Pest Solutions would like to share a few of the common places/situations that could expose you to a possible bed bug infestation.
When you take a vacation that requires flying and usually a hotel room. Bed bugs are notorious for their impact in hotels across the country and this means airports and airplanes are by default also at risk for having bed bugs.
When your college kid returns home either for break or the summer. College dorms are a hotbed for bed bug activity with so many people gathered in one place which means they can easily catch a ride with your kid right into your home.
Bringing used furniture or clothing into the home is another common way for bed bugs to infest your home. If the previous owner had bed bugs then it is very easy for live bugs or their eggs to be introduced into the house.