Answer: Bed bugs can spread from one room or apartment to any other via door frames, home windows, or holes or cracks inside the walls, floors, and ceilings. They could sully wood furniture via putting eggs in recesses and cracks, and when that fixture is moved, these eggs (that can stay viable for years)
So I have a concern at my workplace. I just found out that my office mate (our desks are right beside each other) has bed bugs at her apartment. What are the odds that they could spread from her home to our workspace? Am I at risk/is there a danger I could pick them up and bring them home with me? What can I do to prevent this from happening?
It is important that you always have measures that will help you prevent spread of bed bugs. This is regardless of whether you have them and would not want them spreading into your neighbor's house, spread from your travel accommodation to your own house or reducing the rate of spread among rooms in your own house.
Bed bugs do bite pets, but only when there is not a human host nearby. This means that as the insect senses a carbon dioxide signature, if the human is farther away (within 50 to 75 feet away) it will still migrate toward the human first. They prefer humans as a food source, but not because humans are easier to bite.
Bed bugs like to be near people and if people spend a lot of time on couches or lounging next to book cases, bed bugs can live near those areas as well. Because they're so small, you friend might not even know she has them until the infestation gets big enough to become more obvious.
Bed bugs are commonly spread through the use of secondhand furniture and by staying in locations that are frequented by many people, such as hotels and dormitories. The bugs can migrate to