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What Causes You to Get Bed Bugs?

Updated: Aug 6, 2022

Most people hope it’s just a nightmare-

Bed bugs.

But depending on your response to bed bug exposure, and whom you hire to exterminate them, and how quickly, can make all the difference.

So reality sets in and the mind starts to wonder: how did this happen?

Some sources might claim that a messy or dirty home can cause you to get bed bugs when in reality, even the cleanest home can collect a campground of bugs.

The real problem comes from panic and misinformation.

For example, you might have heard of hotel guests who insist on switching rooms because they found bed bugs or evidence of one. This is most likely because they know bed begs can attach themselves to clothing or luggage and travel back home with you, becoming a souvenir you don’t recall buying from your last vacation.

Unfortunately for bargain shoppers or antique collectors, they can also be found in secondhand furniture. Not to mention, people can carry bed bugs in their clothing and backpacks, so there’s really no limit to how bed bugs could enter your home.

So, as you can see, the real cause of bed bugs can’t be blamed on a messy home; the real cause of bed bugs is infested furniture, bedding, luggage, boxes, clothing – really, anything that provides a source of darkness, warmth and access to people.

Obviously, while you can avoid staying in hotel rooms and buying secondhand furniture that could possibly be infested with bed bugs, you really can’t avoid people (or at least, we hope you won’t after reading this article!)

The most important thing is to know how to prevent and get rid of bed bugs.

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