How Do You Get Bed Bugs in the First Place?

How Do Bed Bugs Spread?

Have you ever wondered, how do you get bed bugs in the first place? Bed Bug infestations have become a major problem all over the world, even in high-end hotels here in the United States. Sadly they can appear almost anywhere that people frequent, including lodging facilities, medical facilities, and even modes of public transportation. Bed bugs can conceal themselves in some strange locations, such as sofas, picture frames, and beneath electrical switch plates, due to their small size and flattened body.


How Do Bed Bugs Enter Your Home?

So, how do bed bugs actually get on you? The propensity of bed bugs to hitchhike is well known. If you’re suddenly noticing bed bug symptoms in your house for the first time, they probably entered as unnoticed stowaways on a purse, piece of luggage, or article of clothing.


Bed bugs may be hiding in used furniture, especially mattresses, box springs, couches, and chairs. When you purchase used furniture, be sure to check it carefully for any signs of bed bugs, such as:

  • cast skins,
  • eggs,
  • fecal stains,
  • or actual insects.


Use a powerful flashlight to help with the inspection, and pay particular attention to any seams or folds in the fabric.


Be extremely cautious when traveling to avoid unintentionally bringing these creepy critters home with you as souvenirs because lodging establishments like hotels and motels are common breeding grounds for bed bugs.


Always thoroughly check your room for any indications of bed insect activity before unpacking to prevent any unpleasant experiences. Bed bugs will often hide in the seams of the mattress, headboards, sofas, and chairs, so these would be the typical places you’ll want to look. While you do your inspection, leave your luggage in the bathroom or the foyer. Don’t put your luggage on any furniture until you’ve had a chance to check it for bed bugs.


If you do discover signs of an infestation, leave the area right once to prevent spreading bed bugs into your home. Examine your luggage when you get back from your trip, and wash every piece of clothing you packed in hot water to get rid of any potential hitchhikers.

Why Do Bed Bugs Get In Your Bed?

Why do bed bugs choose your bed once they have entered your house? Where ever people tend to spend a lot of time, they can attract bed bugs. When they arrive, they will search the surroundings for dim hiding places that are close to and practical to their food source. Beds are the ideal place for bed bugs to hide since they can easily emerge at night while we are sleeping to eat. They can also swiftly flee to the protection of the bed frame or mattress if necessary if disturbed. Although bed bug infestations are frequently linked to beds, they can also be discovered on other furniture in the house and are very readily transferred from one place to another.

How to Deal with Bed Bugs

Bed bugs are something you’ll want to deal with right away anytime you think you could have an infestation. When battling with these little critters, speed is of the utmost importance because bed bugs can multiply quickly. 


Here in the East Texas area, The Bug’s End has years of experience in Bed Bug Control. We will perform a FREE initial inspection, and then customize a treatment plan to completely rid you of these pests; and we guarantee our work. 

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