Can You Get Bed Bugs from Hugging Someone?

There's a bed bug crisis in the US right now, so we need to be on the lookout for bed bugs when out and about. So, we don't bring them into our homes.

Bed bugs easily transfer through clothing, luggage, furniture, and bedding, hitchhiking from one location to another, especially in crowded or transient environments.

How Easily Do Bed Bugs Transfer?

Can You Get Bed Bugs from Hugging Someone?


Clothing Transfer: Bed bugs can hitchhike on clothing, potentially transferring during a hug.

Close Contact: Hugging provides an opportunity for bed bugs to move from one person’s garments to another’s.

Shared Fabric Items: If both parties have fabric items like scarves or coats, bed bugs can transfer between them.

Immediate Proximity: The close proximity during a hug can facilitate the transfer of bed bugs, especially in heavy infestations.