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Where Do Bed Bugs Come From? Signs of Bed Bug Infestation

If you have a suspicion that you’ve got a bed bug infestation, you might be wondering where they came from and what the signs of bed bug infestation are.

Where Did the Bed Bugs Come From?
First of all, they typically hitchhike into your home in suitcases, in used furniture or carpets, or on people who have infestations.  They can be transmitted via vacuum cleaners used to vacuum multiple rooms, too.

If you’re a frequent or recent traveler, bed bugs are often most prevalent in hotels and sometimes in airports or plane cargo holds, too.  It’s advantageous to take extra care and caution when traveling, particularly with bringing luggage into your home.

New York City, for instance, has a huge tourism industry and many hotels, so it’s logical that there’s a definite bed bug prevalence in New York City.

Bed Bugs – A Real Nuisance!
While bed bugs aren’t deadly and don’t typically spread disease, they are a nuisance that will interfere with sleeping. They leave welts that are itchy on your skin. And, they multiply rapidly. They can be difficult to eliminate on your own. Most people who try to eliminate bed bugs by themselves wind up spending money and time and still find themselves calling a bed bug exterminator out of exasperation.

If you spot insects on bedding and are wondering if they are bed bugs, adult bed bugs are about the size of an apple seed and they do not fly. With six legs, a flat oval body, and a reddish-brown color, they like to hide in mattress seams, in carpeting, and in soft furnishings. They’re nocturnal insects, attracted to carbon dioxide (i.e.: what you’re exhaling) and warm environments, feeding on sleeping people.

In addition to patterned itchy welts, feeling like you’re being bitten in bed at night, you may also spot their feces on fabrics (brownish tiny blood stains).  If you’re not sure if you’ve been infested or not, a local NY exterminator can do a bed bug inspection.

Viking Pest offers New York bed bug exterminator services. Feel free to call for a quote.

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