ANSWER: Bed bugs can move along and through wall voids, use plumbing and electrical chaseways, etc. Although not every apartment has to be treated, those adjacent to the infested ones should be. Although not every apartment has to be treated, those adjacent to the infested ones should be.
Top 10 Myths about Bedbugs. The insects, making a comeback around the globe, cannot fly and are really not interested in hanging out on your body--but they do occasionally bite during the day
In fact, a vinyl mattress cover can help prevent bed bugs altogether. If you've experienced a bed bug infestation in the past, a vinyl mattress cover will help you get rid of bed bugs. It makes it much more difficult for bed bugs to survive, killing them much more quickly.
A single vacuuming rarely gets all bugs and eggs and should, therefore, be repeated. Portable steam cleaners and other steam delivery devices can kill all bed bug life stages, so these items can also be used to clean mattresses and furniture. Care must be taken, however, to ensure steam penetrates into the areas harboring bed bugs and their eggs.
Bed bugs do not live in or eat dirt, nor do they eat food waste or crumbs. All they need to feel at home in your place is a human host they can get a blood meal from. Additionally, bed bugs do not really care whether their host is a clean or dirty person.
Of all the places you'd think to check for bed bugs, I doubt that library books would be at the top of your list. As odd as it sounds, though, libraries and library books are some of the most common places for bed bug infestations. Libraries all over the country have reported bed bug problems this summer, and some have even had to temporarily close to take care of the problem.