How Did I Get Bed Bugs?
One of the most frustrating questions you can ask yourself is how did these nasty little pests get into my home?
1. The most common method that bedbugs will get into your home is through used furniture, secondhand couches or love-seats, and even lazy-boy recliners. With all of the trading on craigslist, one popular way that bedbugs will find their way into people’s homes is through the buying and selling furniture online.
2. Guest visitors are probably the second most common way that bedbugs are transmitted from one location to another. Many customers that we have treated have learned of their bedbug problem after allowing a guest to stay in their home even for a short period of time. Unfortunately this can go both ways, if you ever are a visitor in another home or a hotel where bedbugs are hiding, they can piggyback into your residence as well.
3. Apartment Living is another common method in which people will pick up a bedbug problem. Because of the close living quarters of multi residential buildings, bedbugs have a hidden highway in between walls which they can travel from one unit to another. You may not notice this problem until months after you acquire them, but if you have lived in an apartment within the past six months – that may be where your bedbug problem started.
Whether you have visited a hotel with bedbugs recently, or have a child which has to see their alternate parent (who lives in another home), there are many ways which bedbugs can infiltrate the privacy of your home.