However, these sites can serve as transfer hubs for bed bugs to hitchhike a ride into your home. Management, staff, students and workers all have roles to play in reducing the spread of bed bugs. Steps You Can Take. Reduce clutter. Clutter serves as an ideal habitat for bed bugs whether at home, school or office.
12. What should everyone know about bed bugs. YOU CAN STOP THEIR SPREAD. Adults are ¼", reddish-brown and flat. You can see them without magnification. They like to hide in cracks and crevices. Inspect sleeping areas—if you find a bed bug, STOP looking and contact a professional. Do-it-yourself pest control could make bed bugs to spread.
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.
Bedbugs (or bed bugs) are small, oval, brownish insects that live on the blood of animals or humans. They often enter your home undetected in luggage, clothing, and used beds or couches.
The only way to know for sure if you have bed bugs is to produce an actual sample of the bug itself (methods for doing this are discussed below). Do not automatically assume that any bite-like mark is a bed bug bite.