RESIDENTIAL - How Did I Get Bed Bugs?The most common comment I get from clients is, “I can’t imagine how I could get bed bugs, and I am so clean”.
The first thing you need to know is that anyone can get bed bugs.
They are not partial to whether your home is clean or dirty. They are blood-sucking parasites and anyone with blood running through their veins is susceptible to getting bed bugs.
Here are some of the most common ways people unknowingly acquire bed bugs. As you will see, bed bugs can come from anywhere at any time!
HOTELS, BED & BREAKFASTS, HOSTELS
It is well known that bed bugs are found in even the most expensive of hotels. Whenever there is high traffic areas, bed bugs can show up.
Bed bugs are opportunists and will hitch a ride on luggage or personal items without you knowing. Airplanes, buses, taxis, limos and other public transportation vehicles are places where bed bugs frequent and are picked up.
USED OR SECONDHAND FURNITURE
Everyone loves a bargain and used or secondhand furniture, clothing or other items could very well be the source of a bed bug problem. If you should find a great bargain and want it checked for bed bugs before you move it into your home, you can call on us!
Dorms across the nation are increasingly being affected with bed bugs. Students coming home from college may bring them from school or from their travels.
Younger students in grammar and high school can inadvertently bring a bed bug home on their backpacks or clothing.
OUT OF TOWN VISITORS/SLEEP OVERS
Often people pick up bed bugs on their way to a family or friends home or they may have them at home, not know it and not be affected by their bites.
Families with children or young adults that have sleepovers can risk getting bed bugs from those who bring overnight bags, pillows and or other items brought to their homes.
AFTER SCHOOL PLAY TIME
A common way for you to get bed bugs is from the child that may have bed bugs at home but their parents can’t afford a professional so they are treating themselves.
Bed bugs are showing up in work environments across the nation. They are being found in many places in offices, cubicles, on chairs, in lockers, meeting and convention rooms.
DOCTORS OFFICES, CLINICS, HOSPITAL WAITINGROOMS
Again, bed bugs frequent anywhere in high traffic areas and these places house many people coming and going all day long.
RETAIL STORES AND RESTAURANTS
They have been found in returned items and dressing rooms in stores and booths in restaurants.
WERE THEY HERE WHEN I MOVED IN?
Whether you buy or rent, bed bugs can be in the dwelling you are considering moving into or have already moved into.
VISITING GRANDMA IN SENIOR CARE FACILITY
Senior care facilities and environments have many visitors daily, which cause a dramatic increase of bed bugs.
HOME DAY CARE
Many women take care of working women’s children in their homes. Because the children stay all day and usually take naps, it provides a perfect environment for bedbugs. They can be brought in on diaper bags or other items and spread to others
No matter who, what, where or when, we are here to help you find the problem and assist you through education to get rid of them as soon as possible
WHOSE FAULT IS IT?
With our busy lives it’s hard to know exactly where the bed bugs came from. We can assume, but pointing fingers or blaming someone is fruitless because anyone can fall victim. Maybe the person who brought them to your home didn’t even know they had them.
WHAT ARE SOME WAYS TO PREVENT GETTING BUGS?
EDUCATION – AWARENESS – VIGILANCE
The frequently of attacks from bedbugs are growing at alarming rates and the best way to stop this is to have the necessary knowledge of prevention.
We have an array of educational materials to help you, your family and friends. Just ask!
Prevention and suppression starts at home and is shared with other family members, friends and co-workers.
The most important thing to do right away is find out where they are hiding in your home and get rid of them before an infestation builds and increases your ability to spread them to someone else. I’m sure you wouldn’t want others pointing their finger at you.
Spend time on our bed bug info pages (link to the bed bug info page in a new tab) and learn as much as you can about their nature and where they hide; and should you suspect bed bugs, give us a call so we can pinpoint the areas of concern.
We are here to help and give you peace of mind!
We offer one-time or regular early bedbug detection services for those who travel or have frequent visitors or large families.
REAL ESTATE SERVICE
If you’re a realtor, property manager or owner, we inspect:
When a tenant moves out
Before closing escrow
During regular inspections for multi-unit properties
WE FIND BED BUGS THAT HUMANS CAN’T!
Call our friendly team at 508-713-8267 or leave your details below and we’ll be in touch to help you A.S.A.P.
Mass Bed Bug Busters is an award-winning provider of world-class bed bug detection.
We’ve helped over 3,000 people detect bed bugs!