Bed bugs (picture on the left) likely get their name from their habit of feeding on humans while they sleep in their beds. They are found in virtually every place people tend to gather, including residences, hotels, schools, offices, retail stores and even public transportation.
If you suspect that you are harboring bed bugs into your home, you should start to watch out for some bedbug bite marks all over your body. By now, you should be wondering about the length of time for bedbug bites to show. This information can really come in handy if you want to detect the presence of bed bugs into your home.
In this episode, Jeff White describes the confusion behind the question "where do bed bugs come from?" as well as where bed bugs may originate from if you bring them home with you.
Bed bugs are consummate hitchhikers. In fact, they are primarily transported by humans and human belongings like suitcases. If bed bugs or evidence of bed bugs are discovered, leave the area and call a qualified pest management professional to assist. Bed bugs will move to other areas when they are disturbed.
The sheer mention of bed bugs gives me the creeps and the very thought of them crawling on my skin and feeding on my blood whilst I'm asleep sends shivers down my spine! But where do bed bugs come from and how do you get a bed bug infestation?
The bugs can go as long as a year without a meal, so they are not easily eradicated once they find a home in your home. They like to hide in warm, dark areas, which is why they are called bedbugs. They can also find hiding places in furniture and other areas.