The question of the century. How did I get bedbugs? If we only knew for sure. Why is it such an enigma? Because bedbugs are notorious for hitch hiking as well as being embedded in so many areas of our life. They are also very difficult to find. Let’s look at a few scenarios.

College kids. Yep. Dorms and apartments are swarming with bedbugs, and kids don’t usually pay close attention to things like bugs which gives them a chance to fester and grow. Then when the kids are ready to come home for the holidays, the bedbugs tag along in luggage and bags and decide to stay at your place.

Vacations. Hotel rooms. Think of how many people go through a hotel room in a week, in a month, in a year! They are bringing in luggage and bags into the room and bedbugs set up shop in the rooms and when you sleep over sometimes you leave with more than a good night sleep.

Planes, Trains, and Automobiles. Uber often? Take the train to work everyday? Fly a lot for work? All these modes of transportation carry so many people and where there are people there are bedbugs. While we’re at it, throw in a cruise ship. No one is safe.

Movie theaters? Yep. Also stage theaters, ball games, school auditoriums, and restaurant seating. Sitting down? Expect the possibility of standing back up with an unwanted guest.

Hospitals. Again a place that houses tons of people and the patient who just spent time in the room you are in could have left behind an unwanted bug for you.

House guests? They bring more than good times. Not my friends you say? Well sometimes your friends don’t even know they have a problem themselves due to the stealth nature of bedbugs. That’s how they spread so prolifically. How about a kids sleep over. They many have brought over bugs too.

So to sum it all up, it’s pretty clear that anywhere people congregate is a potential breeding ground for bedbugs. Be on alert and be smart when you are out and about.

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