Where Do Bed Bugs Come From?

where do bed bugs come from

These lazy fellows do not fly, run or move to other places on their own. Then, where do bed bugs come from? They do not have a particular native home. They can be found in any corner of the world. They are part of the insect family. They are absolutely free of any sort of racial discrimination as they can be found anywhere.

  • When you leave the city bed bugs can hide in the seams of your luggage.
  • They can be unknowingly hidden in bags and boxes.
  • Whenever you bring second hand furniture to your home, unknowingly you could be bringing home someone else’s problem, their bed bugs.
  • You can bring bed bugs from your neighbor’s place. They can hitch a ride home on your clothing or anything else you are carrying.

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Bed bug infestation on a mattress
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Bed bug infestation on furniture

 

  • They can easily crawl along wires and pipes.They can come through the dead spaces between walls.
  • They are present in laundry rooms and they can easily propagate from there to other places.
  • Their 1/4 inch size easily enables them to sneak into trailers, buses, luggage, baggage, clothes, planes, trains, almost anything without being noticed.

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Infestation in a carpet

 

  • They can hide under carpets, inside floor cracks, in mounted light fixtures, under baseboards, in wall voids, or almost anything and anywhere.

Despite using every way to eliminate bed bugs, anytime they can make their unwelcome comeback. Pest control authorities claimed that bed bugs did not exist after World War 2, but the fact is that the bed bug population was only reduced post World War 2. They still exist.

The best way to get rid of them is to eliminate them completely. So the next time you find a bed bug crawling on your bed just look for the ways to kill it rather than wondering, “where do bed bugs come from?”


22 Responses to “Where Do Bed Bugs Come From?”

  1. aaron hopper says:

    how does a person know if they do not see black specks on mattress but they have a bite on the arm and their girlfriend is experiencing itchiness at night? Its a used twin mattress. Where can i get a free non used full size mattress

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    • jerry terry says:

      @aaron hopper: I have been using an air mattress, cleaning with alcohol and brushing with a stiff bristle to dislodge eggs. There is no need for a mattress protector.

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  2. Barry says:

    There may not be enough bugs to leave a noticeable trail.

    And let’s see….you want a free, brand new full sized mattress? Good luck with that. Why would someone give you a free mattress that isn’t used?

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    • Lala says:

      @frankie roy: if it is bed bugs, some people are highly allergic and some aren’t. Maybe you two show symptoms but no one else does because you’re more allergic to it.

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  6. ford says:

    We bought a brand new mattress for my girls and got bedbugs and have used about everything we can get our hands on to spray our home. There is less but not conquered yet. Just to say that fumigating does not work it just chases them to another room.

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  7. Toni Davis says:

    We had bed bugs and consulted a professional. Well, it would have cost us over $3500. What my husband and I did was went from room to room and vacuum the matress and every area of each room. We washed all of our curtains and looked in every drawer. We then purchased matress covers, the zipped kind to put on the beds. Everyday for about 2 months we would check every room. Even though, we saw one or two, after two months we did not see any bed bugs. it has been about six months now and we have not seen any bugs. but, after that, we do still check and make sure wherever we go that we are carefull as to how we sit on someone’s funiture, especially if we do not know them.

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    • Tori Love says:

      @angela: If im not mistaken, Thats LICE, hunny, seek a doctor if the in store stuff doesnt work. Over using those products can severely and permanently cause harm to your scalp. Bag anything stuffed in your house, wash everything you own thats any type of cloth material (clothes, linens, curtains, ect.) Shampoo your carpets with hot water and treatment. Use those plastic zip close mattress covers for all beds, and get similar products for furniature. Sucks but is what has to be done with a severe lice infestation… Good Luck : / And sorry to hear this is happening to you.

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