Perhaps you already know that you’ve been exposed to bed bugs. Maybe you stayed in a hotel that had an infestation. Maybe you noticed bed bugs on the linens when you were staying at an Airbnb. Perhaps you simply visited a friend who later revealed that they had bed bugs.
What you’re concerned about is just how easily those bugs are going to be able to spread to your home. Is this something you should be concerned about?
Bedbugs hide inside things, rather than attach to people
The first thing to note is that bed bugs are not the same as lice, in that they don’t seek transportation on people themselves. You’re not going to spread them from one person to the next in the same way that children tend to spread lice around an elementary school, for instance.
Instead, bed bugs will hide in clothing, blankets, linens and other types of cloth. They can get into furniture and they could even hide in your luggage.
This means that they can very easily spread to your house if you bring any of these items home without first checking them for bed bugs. These bugs cannot fly, but they can quickly crawl from one item to the next. Simply unpacking your clothes to put them in the closet may be all that you need to do to start a bed bug infestation in your house.
What options do you have?
Situations with bed bugs can have serious ramifications. Some people are even allergic or bites may cause some to develop various conditions, such as sepsis. If something like this happens to you, please get in touch with us here at Bed Bug Law to learn about all of your options.