Bed bugs can get inside your storage unit through small gaps and cracks. They can also get into it if you accidentally bring them in on the items you're storing. Since they can go for some time without food, they're likely to survive in between your visits to your storage unit.
Bed bugs can survive upto 6 to 7 months without blood and will thrive in conditions where there is no light. Therefore thoroughly inspect all furniture while it's in storage from time to time and
Bed bugs like to hide in the places that are protected from bright daylight and have a source of heat. Parasites often get into working system units. If such a unit is moved to be repaired or to a new apartment, bed bugs will quickly spread through a new place. Another way of getting bed bugs is bringing them to the house on clothes.
Bed bugs can travel from one apartment to another by wall voids, plumbing and electrical conduits, etc. They are also transported in luggage, briefcases, backpacks, purses and so on. Oftentimes apartment dwellers will rent furniture that, if not treated properly, will bring bed bugs with it.
Moths, ants, cockroaches and bed bugs are just a few of the repulsive insects that owners of storage units come across. Before moving furniture into your unit, clean and vacuum it thoroughly to eliminate any stains, crumbs or debris that may attract pests. Mattresses are a breeding ground for bed bugs.
Because bed bugs can survive for over a year without a blood meal, says Missy Henriksen, vp of public affairs for the National Pest Management Association in Fairfax, Virginia, "they can go into that nice dark place and have a vacation for six months. If they're in one storage unit the chances are good they will actually climb into another one.