Perhaps the most common Bed Bug myth is that bed bugs reside in only dirty environments, but the reality is that people are the attraction. Bed Bugs are attracted to carbon dioxide and heat. Both of which are emitted by humans and pets. They can reside in the cleanest apartment, home, movie theater, hotel, cruise line, or plane as long as people reside in the area.
Pest control companies that rarely heard of bed bugs cases years ago are now getting multiple calls a week of newly exposed infestations in all major and minor cities in the U.S. The problem is only getting worse, exponentially worse, as a matter of fact.
Here are a few tips to avoid these little hitchhikers when traveling:
By following these three simple steps, you'll save yourself hundreds, maybe even thousands, of dollars if you bring bed bugs home. If, unfortunately, you bring them home, you will need to have your house professionally treated. They will never just go away. Some studies reported findings of bed bugs living without feeding for up to 18 months! Sleep tight and, of course, "don't let the bed bugs bite".
How do I know I have Bed Bugs?