When it comes to bed bugs many people are still confused regarding how they spread. Bed bugs are not at all contagious and that is because bed bugs are not a disease but rather they are insects.
Bed bugs can spread from one vicinity to another but they are certainly not contagious.
Bed bugs spread pretty rapidly but not through humans but through the materials in which they are staying including linen and baggage.
In order to know more about the presence bed bugs you can also look at our post what attracts bed bugs?
Below, we would be mentioning some of the ways in which the bed bugs can spread quite easily.
Bed bugs spread with the help of the luggage:
You might have often noticed that in many of the Hotel rooms there are bed bugs. These bed bugs may make our staying experience in Hotels a nightmare.
When we are staying in the hotels we would always have our luggage along with this. The bed bugs can easily enter our luggage and our luggage may be infested as well and when this happens and when you take your luggage home, the bed bugs can spread in your home as well and this is one of the most common ways in which the bed bugs can spread quite easily.
The main problem is that when bed bugs enter a new location they can lay eggs pretty quickly and therefore they can multiply their quantity pretty quickly resulting in a large bed bugs infestation in your home right away.
That is why, it is important that you clean the luggage right after you come back from your trip to ensure that if any bed bugs are present as well than they would be eliminated before they can spread into your home.
Bed bugs spread with the help of clothes:
Just like our luggage our clothes are also present in the hotels and therefore if you’re sleeping on a bed in the hotel which is infested with bed bugs and if you’re wearing the same clothes or are using the same clothes at home without washing then the bed bugs would spread from the clothes in your home as well and this is how the bed bugs spread from one vicinity to another.
That is why, even if you might be thinking that the clothes do not need a wash after you come back from a trip it is actually important that you wash the clothes before wearing them again at home. This would ensure that whenever you are speaking about bed bugs, they are eliminated from the clothes before you actually wear those clothes again.
In order to eliminate the bed bugs by washing the clothes you can read our article does bleach kill bed bugs? In this article we explain how you can kill the bed bugs by washing your clothes and bleach, if your clothes are coloured then you can even use the colour safe bleach. There are plenty of ways to eliminate the spread of bed bugs should you be willing to take a few extra steps.
Bed bugs spread with the help of old furniture:
Even though this is not directly related with the hotels or your holidays, but still bed bugs can easily spread with the help of old furniture which you are buying of the furniture stores. Whenever you’re buying second-hand furniture it is important that you get it cleaned and if possible have some kind of pest control over it and once you are sure that all the insects and pests have been eliminated then only you can think about using that second-hand furniture.
Most of the people do not even get it cleaned before bringing the furniture in their home and it is only after they have brought it in their home that the think about cleaning the second hand furniture and by that time the bed bugs which are in the second hand furniture have already started spreading.
In most of the cases, if you’re buying old bed then this is very common because in the old bed, and there can be a lot of bed bugs and in order to find out the truth about this you can always search for what attracts bed bugs? And you will be able to know why bed bugs are present in the second hand bed.
Even a visual inspection of the second hand furniture which you are buying would not give you any idea about the infestation of bed bugs and therefore as a precaution you have to always ensure that you are doing the pest control so that even if the bed bugs are present in the cracks of the second-hand furniture then also you would be able to eliminate those bed bugs before bringing the furntiure in your home.
When you have eliminated the bed bugs before bringing the second hand furniture in your home it becomes much more easier for you to avoid an infestation at your home.
There are plenty of other ways in which the bed bugs can spread from one vicinity to another as well but the ways in which they spread frequently, have been highlighted above in the article and the ways in which you can avoid these situations have also been highlighted by us in the article above and therefore instead of ignoring some of these tips, you have to follow these tips regularly so that there is no infestation of bed bugs in your home.
Once the infestation has taken place it can be very difficult to remove all the bed bugs and the bed bugs would go on multiplying pretty rapidly as well and therefore it is better to take these precautions which we have mentioned in the article so that infestation does not take place in the first place.
So, bed bugs are not contagious but they can easily spread from one location to another by means of things which can be transported from one location to another as we have mentioned above and therefore instead of taking the situation slightly thinking that the bed bugs would not be spreading, you need to take the proactive steps to ensure that you stop the spread of bed bugs.