You won’t believe how many times we hear our clients complain that in spite of maintaining proper hygiene and keeping their homes clean, they are having to deal with bedbug infestations. Well, to be perfectly clear, bedbugs have nothing to do with lack of cleanliness.
How Do Bed Bugs Come Into Your Home
In fact, you will usually carry bedbugs home in your luggage, purse, or even your coat pocket, without being aware of it. The bugs are intrepid hitchhikers, after all, and once they reach your home, they will quickly scout the area and find an ideal nesting spot – be it your bed (hence their name), your sofa, or even under the carpet.
Bedbugs Can Spread Out From Their Initial Location Due To A Variety Of Reasons
Bedbugs are usually perfectly happy to infest a single piece of furniture and stay put with the entire colony. However, they can migrate to other rooms due to one or more of the following reasons.
- Disturbance – Incorrectly spraying pesticide to get rid of bedbugs can, ironically, cause them to spread out, resulting in a more widespread infestation. Also, if you move the furniture infested with bugs, they might scurry out in search of new hiding places.
- Shortage of food – If you stop living in a room infested with the bugs, the starving bugs will try to seek out new food sources, and will naturally migrate to new locations.
- Vacuum cleaners used in multiple rooms – Bedbugs can easily climb out of dust bags. Hence, if you use the same vacuum cleaner in multiple rooms, the bugs can climb out of the bag and make new nests in more than one room by the time you are done.
Bedbug infestation can happen anytime, anywhere. It has nothing to do with the condition of your home or your personal hygiene. If you spot these irritating pests in your home, simply call an exterminator to take care of the problem. Read more on: –