Local Sources of Bed Bugs
It is no big secret that bed bugs spread from one home to the next thanks to the way people travel – We bring bed bugs home with us. It is possible to pick up bed bugs while traveling locally.
Small Mass Transit and Bed Bugs
Uber, Taxis, and Public Transportation – Within a city, these types of transportation get around. How many people have ridden in that Uber this week? How many people ride the bus or the subway each week? All of those people are moving locally, and that means that situation is prime for the spread of social pests, such as bed bugs and lice.
Common and Public Places
Schools – While schools remain closed during the pandemic, they are also a source for spreading all kinds of pests, including bed bugs. Bed bugs have been found in people’s cars, on buses, in airplanes, on boats, and even within state vehicles. Bed bugs anywhere where there is a lot of travel by humans. That is why bed bugs plague hotels, motels, and fancy inns. The number of people who stay in those places means the risk of there being bed bugs is high. Not all hotels or motels have bed bugs. Not every school or Uber has bed bugs, either.
Bed Bugs Are Easy to Acquire
It does not take much to find bed bugs. It is much more challenging to get rid of them once they are in your home. Bed bugs are one pest that primarily targets humans. They feed on our blood. They are also nocturnal and are remarkably adept at hiding. There is no DIY option for getting rid of bed bugs. The treatment requires heat and steam, and to make those tools work; the house must be tented.
Is it possible to bring bed bugs home while traveling locally? Absolutely. Learn more about how to prevent the spread of bed bugs or to find help dealing with a potential bed bug infestation by giving us a call. We provide quality and precise pest control services throughout the Bryan and College Station communities.