HOW BED BUGS TRAVEL 

Did you know that... 
 
  
  • -Bed Bugs like to hitch a ride on anyone and anything. Clothing, shoes, purses, luggage, pets and even houseguests are all potential vehicles for bed bugs to move between rooms, buildings and cities.
  • -Public transportation and taxis can transmit bed bugs readily because of the high turnover of people that use these modes of transport.
  • -Rental furniture or the trucks and blankets you use to move furniture can all harbor bed bugs. When getting new furniture, consider inspecting it thoroughly before moving it inside.
  • -If you have bed bugs in one room, assume they are in other rooms as well and inspect accordingly.


      Every type of building and vehicle is susceptible to bed bugs. Because bed bugs easily travel from place to place, no where is safe. 

      Common places for bed bug infections include:

      • Homes
      • Hotels and apartment buildings
      • Buses, airplanes, and trains
      • Moving vans and blankets
      • Movie theatres
      • Shelters
      • College dorms and schools
      • Hospitals and nursing homes
      • Furniture rental stores and trucks
      • Warehouses  

      Learn how to find bed bugs with a self-inspection or contact us for residential, commercial or industrial inspections. If you even suspect you have a bed bug infestation, call us immediately before the problem spreads.   

       

       

       

       

       

       

       

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      BED BUG FAQ

      ARE BED BUGS STILL COMMON?
      Yes! Though nearly eradicated after World War II, bed bug infestations have increased nearly 500% since 1999. They are back and many people don’t realize it until it is too late. 

      HOW DO I GET BED BUGS?
      Bed bugs do not just appear spontaneously in a home. Since bed bugs cannot fly, there are two ways to get them, migration and hitchhiking. Migration is when bed bugs walk to an adjacent unit through hallways, electrical lines or other means. Hitchhiking is when bed bugs are relocated to other area by either objects or people.

      HOW DO I KNOW IF I HAVE BED BUGS?
      You will need a watchful eye to determine if you have bed bugs. Here are some helpful signs to look for. Itchy, red, raised bite marks or dried blood droplets on your body when you wake up. Small, reddish brown stains or small black pellets on your linens and mattress indicating bed bug waste. Small, flat, round shape bugs with six legs and antenna that range in colour from white to reddish brown. Do a self-inspection or call us for advice.

      WHAT DO BED BUGS EAT?
      Blood. That’s right, they feed on YOU!  Bed bugs most often feed on a sleeper's exposed skin. Bed bugs can live up to one year without a feeding so they will not go away on their own anytime soon. You need to take action!

      DO YOU FEEL IT WHEN THEY BITE?
      No, but most people notice red marks later that may be itchy and irritating.

      DO BED BUGS TRANSMIT DISEASE?
      No, bed bugs do not transmit disease although their bites can be very irritating.

      DO THEY ONLY INFEST BEDS?
      No, bed bugs can quickly spread to all parts of the house, especially sofas and chairs. Their flattened shape lets them squeeze into narrow places behind pictures, switchplates, baseboards and other cracks and crevices.  They can also hide along the edge of carpets, in books and in wood furniture. Be sure to thoroughly inspect the entire house or call us for a professional inspection.

      I THINK I HAVE BED BUGS, DO I HAVE TO THROW OUT MY MATRESS AND BOX SPRING?
      No you don’t. This is a common myth found in internet bed bug lore. Bed bugs can hide all over the place, not just in the bed. In general, if it is wooden, paper or fabric and has holes, seams, crevices or cracks — there is a chance they will harbor there and possibly lay eggs. Some hotels have even found that bed bugs hide in remote controls and bed side alarm clocks. Not only that, bed bugs can travel quite a ways to hide. A figure commonly given is 20 feet. However they sometimes travel much farther as bed bug infestations can spread in apartments, condos, hotels and dorms.

       

       

       

       

       

       

       

       

       

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