Where do bed bugs come from?
Most people get them when travelling. Someone that has bed bugs stays at a hotel and then a new traveller stays at the same hotel. They can hitch a ride on your clothes or in your suitcase. Once they get to your home they will start to breed and spread quickly. Contrary to popular belief, cleanliness has little to do with the spread of bed bugs. You are just as likely to get them in a five star hotel as you are in cheapest motels.
Bed bug infestations can also occur in the cleanest of homes and businesses and you can also get them from:
Public Transport – you can pick them up of the seat or from the passenger directly.
Work or Recreation – It is possible for them to live and thrive at work, in movie theatres, in schools.
Other People Homes – If you visit other people’s infested home, you may take one or two with you.
Second-Hand Furniture – If you buy pre-owned mattresses and bedroom furniture they may still be hiding inside them.
Home Visitors – Someone who comes to visit may bring one with them.