Items Bed Bugs Can Enter Your Home In
Once bed bugs gain a foothold in your home, it is extremely difficult to get rid of them. This is why it is crucially important to do everything you can to keep them from entering your home in the first place. One of the best ways to keep them out is to be careful bringing things indoors that they may be hitching a ride in. Here are some items to look out for that bed bugs can typically use to enter your home!
Recliners/Couches/Chairs- One of the most common ways bed bugs get into buildings is by people bringing in used furniture. If someone buys a used coach that is contaminated with bed bugs, and brings it inside, there is little they can do to prevent the problem from spreading until they contact a professional. Any couch or chair that you are going to bring inside needs to be inspected for possible signs of bed bugs first.
Beds- This one should be obvious! Another way bed bugs get inside is by hiding in a mattress, box spring, or bed frame that is being brought indoors. Once again, make sure to inspect this furniture before you take it into your home.
Lamps- Bed bugs are very adaptable, and they can easily survive hiding inside of a lamp that was in a contaminated area. Be sure to inspect any lighting sources before it is too late.
Clothing/bedding/baggage/Curtains- Bed bugs are easily able to hide inside used bedding, clothes, curtains or luggage. It is a good idea to wash these items before you bring them inside the home.
Decorations/wall art- People assume that bed bugs can only hide in furniture, but really they can hide in a variety of household items. Be careful when you buy artwork, decorations, or other items that may contain hiding pests.
Electronic items- Electronics such as televisions, computers, and other common belongings can be a perfect area for bed bugs to hang out undetected. If you buy one of these items secondhand, make sure to inspect it for possible bed bug signs.
These are some of the common items bed bugs hide in to enter homes and other buildings. It is important to remember that these pests are extremely adaptable, so there are countless ways they can survive in a wide variety of objects, so always use caution when introducing a new item to your living quarters. If you suspect that you may have a bed bug infestation, make sure to contact us right away!