My Story with Yucky Bed Bugs!
Where do Bed Bugs come from?
How did they get into YOUR house? Here’s how they got into mine…
How did these nasty bugs get into my house? Was it my fault? Did I somehow bring these things into my home to literally eat off of my kids at night? Did I not clean my house enough or use the right bug sprays before being invaded? These are likely the same types of questions running through your head about now.
In my last post, we talked about the different types and possible health effects of bed bug bites. This time, I will be helping you figure out just how those disgusting bugs made it into your home.
Whose Fault is it?
I’m here to tell you that no matter how these bugs got into your home, it is NOT your fault. Even if you are the one that physically brought one of the blood suckers in, it is still NOT your fault. You did not create the bed bug. You had to have picked it up from somewhere.
So, in my eyes, where you picked it up is the one at fault, if you have to place blame. And yes, it does feel better to place the blame somewhere else. However, when placing the blame, please remember that they were likely in your shoes wondering whose fault it was that caused their establishment to become invaded!
Thankfully, for my own peace of mind, it wasn’t me who actually brought them into my home. It turns out my daughter was the one who unknowingly became the transportation for our invaders. A little less than two weeks before we noticed the bites, my daughter went on a trip with her cousins.
They went to a very nice hotel and had a blast while they were there. I guess they were not the only ones having a blast. The bed bugs were also having fun making their way into my daughter’s bags. I still can’t believe it.
Where do Bed Bugs come from?
There are many sources for bed bug infestations. The most common sources include infested furniture in hotels, motels, or other public places. They have even been known to be in movie theatres! They are carried around in the luggage of those who travel or stay in temporary accommodations.
Bed bugs have also been known to create an infestation with the exchange of used furniture or garments between people. Once they find their way into your home, they spread throughout it. They can even infest an entire apartment complex!
In fact, I remember a story just recently where bed bugs invaded a homeless shelter. It was such a sad story because the homeless literally had nowhere to go, and I remember it took longer than they expected to get the bed bugs out. The other local shelters took in who they could but there just wasn’t room for everyone. This story broke my heart.
Basically, bed bugs can come from anywhere where they are infested currently. They are highly skilled stowaways. They will hide in luggage, furniture, clothing, boxes, pillows, and any single place they can hide in to get from one place to the next.
Don’t think you are safe if you are moving into an empty, clean apartment. These sneaky insects can go for months without food, just waiting for you to move in. They could also be getting their “food” from other apartment dwellers while they wait because they can travel between adjoining apartments through pipe and wire holes.
Now that you know where they came from, the next obvious question is, “How do I get rid of these blood suckers?” I will target this is my next post, as well as share with you what finally eliminated by bed bug infestation. Learn how to get rid of them chemically, naturally, and organically.
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