Why Do I Have Bed Bugs?

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Why Do I Have Bed Bugs?

Bed bugs are the masters of disguise and like many things nightmares are made of—they come out at night. If you or anyone you know have ever dealt with bed bugs, you know that they can be a complete nuisance and quite literally keep you up at night worrying about how to get rid of them.

First, let me remind you of the good news—we are here to help. If you have bed bugs, we know you have some questions on how they got there. We will walk you through how they may have gotten in your home and more importantly, we can help you get rid of these invaders so you can get your life back.

The Big Question: How Did I Get Bed Bugs?!

The truth is that bed bugs gain access to a home or office quite easily. No, they don’t have a secret underground infrastructure and sneak in through cracks in your foundation like some pests, but they are expert hitchhikers.

  • An infested location – More likely than not, bed bugs have gotten into your home from another infested building. This could be a hotel room, a restaurant, movie theater, or even the home of a friend or family member. Bed bugs can establish themselves in a piece of furniture, mattress, or even clothing—and then it’s just a matter of time before they are transported to another location.
  • An infested item – These pests can also simply hitch a ride on a person or even more commonly, on a piece of luggage, a purse, or a book bag. If you have brought home an item like this from someone else’s home, or you’ve been bargain shopping at garage sales and thrift shops, you may have been unaware that you were transporting these very unwelcome guests back to your own home.

You may be wondering how these bugs can attach themselves to very high-use items and still go unnoticed. If you aren’t looking for them, they can be tough to spot. Their bodies are very flat, and they wedge themselves into tiny dark crevices until it’s time to feed. While they may be experts at hiding, they do leave signs that give themselves away.

Getting Rid of Bed Bugs

To learn more about the tale-tell signs of bed bugs and how to inspect your home for them, check out this post. The important takeaway for anyone who is wondering how they got bed bugs is that while they are good at hiding, the team at General Pest Control is good at finding and getting rid of them.

If you suspect you have bed bugs in your home or business, our team is here to help. Give us a call, and we will do the rest!