Tip 9: The Causes of Bed Bugs – What Did I do to Deserve This??

Bed bugs were once considered…

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a thing of the past.

Most of us thought it was just a cute saying when we were tucked into bed and told, “Sleep tight, don’t let the bed bugs bite!”

But, apparently…they’re baa-aack.

Bed bugs have been making worldwide headlines, as they are infesting hotels, hostels, homes, and dorm rooms.

Now people are beginning to wonder what caused this?

It’s not your fault! There are a lot of different causes of bed bugs coming back.

There is a popular belief that there is a direct correlation between cleanliness and bed bug infestation.

However, this is not true.

The causes of bed bugs have nothing to do with your socio-economic status or the organization of your home. (Although, a cluttered home does give them more places to hide, so it may be harder to get rid of them)

The cause of a bed bug infestation has everything to do with the fact that you are human, and therefore, a food source.

Bed bugs are not picky about their hosts.

As long as there is a source of blood available to them, these bugs will move into even the most pristine, elegant home.

They hitchhiked.

In order for bed bugs to infest a home, they had to find a ride on someone or something.

Only one bug has to get into the luggage, clothing, or bedding of it’s host to cause a potential infestation.

Any place where a lot of people are coming and going are at a high risk. Some of these places include:

  • Hotels & Motels
  • Apartment Buildings
  • Hostels
  • Dormitories
  • Military Barracks
  • Homeless Shelters

Although homeowners and single family homes are at a lower risk, they are far from immune.

Homes where people share quarters or travel frequently are also at an increased risk.

Regardless of where you live, if you have found bed bugs co-existing with you, you will want get rid of them!

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– Keith