How Do You Get a Bed Bug Infestation? | Pest Control


My name is Jeff White and I’m the research
entomologist for Bed Bug Central and the host of Bed Bug TV bedbugcentral.com. I have no idea how I got into bugs and bed
bugs and here I am six years later and having a lot of fun working with bed bugs and I’ll
be talking to you about pest control. People see stories on the news about bed bugs
taking over the world in mass transit vehicles. You know in movie theaters and they immediately
think oh my god I don’t want to bring bed bugs into my house and so one of the most
important things that you need to know is how to avoid bringing bed bugs home with you. The first this is is that bed bugs have to
be brought from one infestation into another place. They don’t just exist naturally say outdoors
and so you don’t have to be scared say about walking down the street, taking your dog for
a walk at the park and picking up a bed bug. People you know see stories and say oh my
god you know what if they live outdoors can I take my dog for a walk and pick them up
like ticks. That’s not how bed bugs work. And so somethings that you need to be aware
of are that discarded furniture is something that you typically want to avoid. You know somebody might have thrown a couch
out and it may have had bed bugs on it. 20 years you may not have thought anything
of bringing a piece of furniture in off the street if you didn’t have a couch in your
house, but that may now have bed bugs on it and so you want to avoid bringing in discarded
furniture and if you absolutely have to you want to make sure you know how to do an inspection
to see if it does in fact have bed bugs on it. If you’re going to purchase used furniture
ask the company if their doing anything to address bed bugs because those furniture can
have bed bugs on them and many companies now are starting to do things before they resell
those items. Lastly if you’re going to travel you want
to make sure you do a brief inspection of the room that you’re staying in, but more
importantly know what to do with your belongings when you return home. A hot wash and/or hot dry cycle can kill all
bugs on clothing. You also want to know what to do with your
suitcase and so do some research. See what’s out there. See how to avoid bringing those bugs in and
how to treat that suitcase properly. And those are some things that you need to
be aware of if you’re concerned with bringing bed bugs into your home.

37 thoughts on “How Do You Get a Bed Bug Infestation? | Pest Control

  1. There are bed bugs in my wooden table. I get bitten by them every time I use the computer. But there aren't bed bugs in my bed.

  2. I used to have bed bugs in my bed and everytime I would wake up, I would see bits on dried blood on my mattress. >_< It was because I would squish them unknowingly in my sleep, XD. Finally, my parents got rid of them and I could sleep peacefully again.

  3. My sister had bed bugs in her house her kid kept on coming yo my house to play with my son I didn't know she had bedbugs my kid likes sleeping in our couch and when he woke up there were a ton of bites all over him and so we had a invest action

  4. Why would you mot share how to treat suitcases? Instead you say do your research. I mean you are the expert on an ho to video. What a waste!

  5. This spray on Amazon killed my bed bugs!
    Zepol Labs Bed Bug Killer 16oz, Natural Organic Formula https://www.amazon.com/dp/B07DT4229X/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_api_URPtBb2VHSZX0

  6. We get bed bugs I WILL GO bananas and my husband will tear our part of the building apart
    We are clean but.noticed since moving to the woods we do have MOTE bugs than ever. Racoon pushes OUR garbage over Ants and more ants. Not looking forward to.summer. ya. How do you get bed bugs. I want to go all through our place and clean base boards check mattress all the time. Put salt all around the floor but the ants might like salt here they come.

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