Bed bugs are hitchhikers and opportunists. It’s possible to pick them up unknowingly either in a hotel, on a plane, or from some other type of public transportation.
If you’ve recently discovered bed bugs in your home, you are likely wondering how they possibly got there. Finding out that you have an infestation is nothing short of a nightmare.
At B & D Pest Solutions LLC, we understand that bed bugs are some of the most unpleasant pests you can have in your home. If you suspect a bed bug infestation, then you should get in touch with a professional bed bug exterminator right away. And, in New Jersey, that’s us.
Where Did They Come From?
This is a question that gets asked more and more frequently by homeowners. In recent years bed bugs have made a comeback and continue to be a major pest in New Jersey. Bed bugs are often associated with hotels, but they commonly infest apartment complexes, homes, and other commercial establishments. This leads back to the question, how did they get into your home?
There are several ways they can make their way into your home, but some of the most common ways include:
- Bed bugs are hitchhikers – When traveling, it is possible to pick them up unknowingly either in a hotel, on a plane, or from some other type of public transportation. They can hitch a ride in your luggage, in your purse, or even on your person.
- Garage sale or thrift store – While it can be fun to buy furniture and other items from a flea market or thrift store, bed bugs are often introduced into a home on items that are already infested. This can include almost any item, even clothes.
- Houseguests – Having friends and family stay with us from out of town is fun, but remember, bed bugs love to hitchhike. A houseguest can unknowingly bring bed bugs with them from traveling in their luggage. College dorms are a known haven for these pests, so when students return home for the holidays or the summer, they may bring these unwanted house guests with them.
Bed bugs are not always the result of uncleanliness or lack of proper sanitation. As mentioned above, they are hitchhikers and opportunists. Do not let embarrassment prevent you from seeking help from a professional bed bug exterminator. This is a pest problem that will not go away on its own. They must be treated professionally and properly.
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