How Do Bed Bugs Get In Your Bed?

Find out how bed bugs manage to make their way into your bed

Have you found a bed bug in your home? Are you wondering how on earth the little hitchhiker made its way into your bed? I'm going to explain exactly how it got there...

Arrow

What Do Bed Bugs Look Like?

Bed bugs are small, oval, brownish insects, about the size of an apple seed. They have flat bodies that swell and redden after feeding.

How Do Bed Bugs Get In Your Bed?

Arrow

Bed bugs often hitch a ride into your home on luggage, clothing, or secondhand furniture, especially if you've recently traveled or purchased used items.

These tiny pests can also migrate from neighboring apartments or rooms through wall cracks, electrical outlets, and under doors, seeking new food sources.

Bed bugs are attracted to the warmth and carbon dioxide humans emit while sleeping, leading them directly to your bed for easy access to their next meal.

They find hiding spots in your bed, like mattress seams, bed frames, and headboards, due to the proximity to their food source and the abundance of hiding places.

If your bedding or clothing is left on the floor or in contact with infested items, bed bugs can easily climb onto them and find their way to your bed.

During stays in infested hotels or guest rooms, bed bugs can attach themselves to your belongings and then be unknowingly transported to your bed at home.

Regular house guests, pet beds, or items brought from infested environments can also unknowingly introduce bed bugs into your sleeping area.