Bed bugs are a common nuisance that can be difficult to deal with effectively. Once they have infested your home, they will quickly start to reproduce and spread to other areas. The following are how quickly bed bugs can spread.

Room to Room Travel

Bed bugs lay an average of one to 12 eggs each day. Once bed bugs have entered your home, they will quickly start to get out of control. Bed bugs will search for areas that they can feed on blood from humans, and they will hide there until they are ready to feed. How quickly they can travel from room to room depends on how long it takes to travel to different pieces of furniture.

House to House Travel

Frequent travel will increase your chances of bringing unwanted bed bugs into your home. There are a variety of public places that you can catch bed bugs from such as trains, buses and airplanes. They can also latch onto items that you bring into your house such as furniture, clothing and luggage. Bed bugs are often brought into a home without the person’s knowledge.

Person to Person Travel

Bed bugs need to feast on blood in order to survive, but they do not live on human hosts. Other people can bring bed bugs into your home through the items that they bring in. Your children could also bring bed bugs home from school in their backpacks.

Conclusion

A single pregnant bed bug can lead to an infestation in every room of your house if left unchecked. They are capable of reproducing at an alarming rate, and it is much easier to take preventative measures. If you find that you are unable to handle a bed bug infestation on your own, the best option is to contact a professional pest control service. They will be able to quickly deal with the infestation and provide you tips for the future.

Contact ABC Exterminating

If you live in Fairfield, Lower Litchfield, New Haven County, Connecticut or Westchester County, New York, and your home is infested with bed bugs, contact ABC Exterminating. Our professional pest control technicians are equipped with the tools necessary to suit your residential, industrial, commercial, or institutional pest control needs. Visit our website at http://www.abcbug.com/ or give us a call at (888) 794-8331 to get in touch with us and learn more about our services.