Can bed bugs come through the walls? Question: I live in an apartment, and there is a unit in the same building that has bed bugs. They have sprayed that apartment, but will that kill them? Can bed bugs come through the walls? I have heard that they should spray the entire building at once, but my landlords have not done so.
The same is true when your neighbor has a severe bed bugs infestation, and bugs crawl over from their house. Bed bugs can spread from surrounding apartments or homes. They are small, and they can travel through the cable's cavity, ventilation, insulation, any cracks or holes in the walls. Bed bugs can walk out of the front door of one apartment and into another in the same hallway.
In most cases, bugs come from neighboring premises. It is especially typical for old buildings. Insects can crawl through a damaged wall, cracks or the outer wall of the house. Also, bed bugs often come through ventilation shafts.
While checking for bed bugs might not be part of your nightly routine today, in 2010 there was such a resurgence of bed bugs that the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and Centers for Disease Control and Prevention released a guide dedicated to protecting your home from bed bug infestations.
Has the landlord admitted that the bugs are coming up from the neighbors? That's the other possibility, is that if your neighbor is infested, that the bugs are coming up from downstairs, and no matter how many treatments you do, the problem won't be solved until druggie neighbor's apartment is cleaned of BB.
Check the bed, nightstand, and upholstered furniture for signs of bed bugs. Move the sheets and look in the crevices of the mattress and box springs. Look for reddish-brown bugs, small red spots, yellow skins, and egg casings, which look like tiny translucent sacks. Check seams and crevices of all furniture.