How Do You Get Bed Bugs in Your Bed?

Afraid of bringing bed bugs back from hotel stays? Ha! Hotels are the least of your worries: The little buggers are everywhere.

Bed bug hysteria flames up periodically, transforming otherwise sane home owners into paranoid cleanaphobics, subjecting clothes to a Silkwood-like decontamination after every hotel stay. Some people even microwave library books to kill real or imagined invaders. (Don’t try this in your home: Microwaving can melt binding glue and burn pages.)

Get real, guys. Bed bugs are everywhere, mostly likely 8 feet from any place you rest your head.

  • Behind wallpaper and telephone switches
  • In alarm clocks
  • Dressers
  • Homes of friends and family
  • Car seats
  • Cloak rooms
  • Dorm rooms
  • Buses, trains, planes, taxis

Face it: If a bed bug’s got your name on it, the pest is going to make your home its home.

Our solution: Live your life, then call a bed bug pro to wipe out the pests when/if they invade.

By: Lisa Kaplan Gordon