How Did You Get Bed Bugs In The First Place

How Did You Get Bed Bugs In The First Place

How Did You Get Bed Bugs In The First Place?

Here Are Some Tips To Answer

  • 1.  Keep potential infested items out of one’s home:

Travel and commerce facilitate the spread of these insect hitchhikers, because eggs, young, and adult bed bugs are readily transported in luggage, clothing, bedding, and furniture. Bed bugs can infest airplanes, ships, trains, and buses. A common infestation may occur in a hotel or motel because of international travel. Inspect clothing and baggage, being on the lookout for bed bugs and their fecal spots. Travelers bring the bed bugs with them. Once one female takes a blood meal and is fed, she will start a local infestation. Once bed bugs are introduced, they often spread room to room throughout a building.

  • 2.  Inspect secondhand beds, bedding, and furniture

The newer better-built mattresses do not offer as much shelter and protection for the bed bugs to hide. A lot of people don’t inspect furniture as close as they should, woody surfaces such as credenzas and dressers are good sources of harbor age.

  • 3.  Vacuum Often

A good vacuum cleaning job may remove particles from cracks and crevices to encourage greater insecticide penetration. Discard vacuum cleaner bag in a sealed plastic bag when finished.

  • 4. Caulk cracks

Inside apartments it is especially a good idea to caulk the cracks and crevices.  Bed bugs can move from unit to unit by crawling through the walls.  The building exterior and also repair or screen openings to exclude birds, bats, and rodents that can serve as alternate hosts for bed bugs.

Once You Answered How Did You Get Bed Bugs In The First Place

What to do if you find bed bugs in your home or bites on you or your family?

  • Contain the source area.
  • DO NOT remove clothing, furniture, or appliances from the source area.
  • Decontaminate yourself and any clothing you were wearing.
  • Inspect all other areas of the home for potential spreading.
  • Call a professional pest control company for their protocol on treatment procedures.

Preventing bed bugs is not always an option.  How did you get bed bugs in the first place can be also reviewed in our other recent post by clicking here.  Most people who travel internationally will run into bed bugs at some point.  Once someone has an infestation, they will begin to look for signs in public area and hospitality areas.


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