Bed bugs are excellent hitchhikers, making their way from place to place on people's belongings. Learn if bed bugs can actually live in people's clothes and what you can do to get rid of bed bugs.
Bed Bugs in Clothing. Question: So I had the Orkin Man to my apartment on Saturday and they determined we have bed bugs. I am currently scheduling an appointment to have this problem taken care of. I have followed the preparation sheet but there is no information concerning the clothes in the bedroom.
If they are 'bed' bugs, why are they in my clothes? Well, there is no doubt in the fact that the damn things on your clothes are indeed bed bugs. Bedbug infestation in clothes often happens when you leave your clothes untouched in your cupboard for too long. So as they slowly gain entry into your home, they find a safe haven for themselves in your old clothes, as they can carry on with their lives without any human intervention.
The final decision rests with the TSA officer on whether an item is allowed through the checkpoint.
While it's rare to find bed bugs on the clothes you're wearing - they tend to fall off once you start moving - you should still wash any potentially contaminated clothing as well.
My family brought home bed bugs from spending a day in Dallas over a year ago. We went to so many places that I can't figure out exactly where we got them. At first we thought we all had mosquito bites and didn't realize it was bed bugs until it was too late. My husband and I got rid of our mattress first and I treated my sons room then ours.