Bed bugs live in many places. Of course they live in beds, but there are other areas of a home they find shelter at. One might wonder how a bed bug actually gets into the home and there are a few different ways that this happens. One way is if they are feeding on something that enters your home. It can be anything from your pet, a rat, a mouse, a bat or even a bird. Although some of these things seem odd to be in your home it can happen. Another way into a house is when people travel. If there are bed bugs in the place they are visiting the bed bugs will get on or into the luggage and come home with you. There is also a slight chance they could get onto your clothes that are in your hotel room, possible on the floor, and then are put into your suitcase. An additional route into a home for a bed bug is through used items, like furniture or even clothes. When purchasing something second hand always look it over to check. This does not happen often with clothes, but if you are purchasing at a place like a yard sale you never know. Furniture of course is a more likely place to find bed bugs. Again look it over whether or not you’re buying it at a second hand store, a garage sale, or from a place like Craigslist thoroughly look over the entire piece before purchasing.
Once a bed bug has entered your home it will travel to its resting spot. The insect will either move about the floor, close to the walls, on pipes or boards to get from one area to the next. It will find a resting spot somewhere in the dark. Even though the bed bug is nocturnal it will occasionally be active in the day as long as the area is dark. Another thing that attracts bed bugs to their new home is how close people and or animals are. The most popular place is in the bedroom. In the bedroom a bed bug can be found in the mattress, bed frame, box springs, dresser drawers, curtains, carpet or under the corners of wall paper. Bed bugs like to live close to their food host. Another area in a home that people usually spend time is a living or family room. In these rooms are many of the same places bed bugs like. They also like to live in the furniture, desk drawers, and base boards. Within the bedroom and the other living areas there are many overlapping choices for bed bugs to make their home.
If your home does not have as many areas where people are that is okay, the bed bug does not discriminate. They can be found inside homes, apartments, condos, dorms, hospitals, nursing homes, hotel and motels. As long as there are people and beds the bed bugs will come.