The bed bugs travel in the seams and folds of luggage, overnight bags, folded clothes, bedding, furniture, and anywhere else where they can hide. Most people do not realize they are transporting stow-away bed bugs as they travel from location to location, infecting areas as they travel.
5 Places Bed Bugs Do NOT Hide (usually) If you do find them in these places, you may have a very advanced infestation on your hands. (In that case, jump on over to the Bed Bug Pest Control section, because you need to take action as soon as possible.) Just don't do anything until you at least read the bed bug control 'no-no's
It's most unlikely but possible that bed bugs can stay on your clothes all day. There exist several myths about these mysterious bugs. First, you should know that they exclusively live in hidden places such as mattresses.
These bugs reproduce fast. Use two way tape around the foot of your bed. Keep your clothes and bed covers clean. Put your clothes in garbage bags after wash and dry and keep them sealed until use.
While bed bugs typically live in your bed, shoes, and other dark places they can live and travel in your clothing. Always be sure to check your entire wardrobe after finding bed bugs or you might start finding bites after sleeping! There are a few different ways to get bed bugs out of clothes.
When washing your clothes it is assumed that bed bugs are drowning, as they are likely under the water for about an hour. That's why washing your clothes kills most bed bugs living on your clothes and linens. If a bed bug is floating, meaning it has access to air, it can most certainly survive.