This year, we might see more reports of this than any other year in recent memory because of the mild winter that we just had and the subsequent heat wave that has followed. Yup, it looks like we’re going to be seeing a lot more of these little critters over the next year or so. But if you are like me and you believe that every problem can be solved with a combination of DIY remedies and some common sense, then check out this article on How Do Bed Bugs Follow You to Another Room?
Do Bed Bugs Follow You To Another Room?
- No, bed bugs do not follow you to another room. Bed bugs can only travel from their hiding place to another area when they are hungry or need to mate.
- The science behind how bed bugs track you and your belongings
is pretty simple. Bed bugs are attracted to the carbon dioxide that you exhale from your lungs. They also follow your scent, which is picked up by their antennae.
- What makes bed bugs so difficult to control is that they can travel from their hiding place to another area that you occupy within minutes. Let’s say that you are sitting on the couch watching TV and a bed bug crawls out of your mattress and starts walking across the floor toward you. If it has not eaten in a while, it will be very hungry and will start crawling as fast as it can toward you. As soon as it gets close enough, it will try to climb onto your body and start feeding on you.
- If the bed bug manages to get onto your body before you realize what has happened, then chances are good that it will immediately find a place on your body where it can hide for a little while until its hunger passes or until it finds an area of exposed skin where it can feed without being disturbed too much. It may take only 30 seconds or so for the bed bug to find a spot where it feels safe enough to begin feeding on you without being disturbed too much by movement or other disturbances in its environment. Once this happens, there is no way for you to get rid of this bed bug without taking some sort of action against its hiding place – either killing the bug with insecticide or removing the source of food (your body).
How To Stop Bed Bugs From Tracking You?
1. Wash your clothes and bedding
One of the best ways to stop bed bugs from tracking you is to make sure that you wash your clothes and bedding regularly. Bed bugs are attracted to the carbon dioxide that you exhale, and they also follow your scent. Washing your clothes and bedding will remove much of the scent that they are following, making it harder for them to track you.
2. Use insecticides
If you have a severe infestation of bed bugs, then chances are good that they have already established a breeding colony in or near one of your beds. If this is the case, then there is a good chance that you can get rid of these bed bugs by spraying an insecticide directly onto their hiding place. This will kill both adult bed bugs as well as their eggs, effectively preventing these insects from tracking you in the future.
3. Kill the bugs with insecticides
If you suspect that you have bed bugs but you are not sure, then it is a good idea to take some time and spray an insecticide directly onto the areas of your home where these bugs are suspected to be hiding. If you find that there are indeed bed bugs in your home, then this will kill them and prevent them from tracking you in the future.
The best way to stop bed bugs from tracking you is by making sure that they do not have a place to hide in your home. If they do not have a place to hide, then they cannot track you. The best way to do this is by making sure that your home is clean and free of clutter so that there are no dark areas where these pests can hide without being disturbed too much by movement or other disturbances in their environment.
4. Take care of your health
There is little that you can do to stop bed bugs from tracking you, but there are many things that you can do to make it less likely that these bugs will track you. The number one thing that you can do is to take care of your health. If you have a poor diet or if you smoke, then this will make it easier for these insects to track you.
What Happens When A Room Is Infested With Bed Bugs?
- The first sign of a bed bug infestation is the appearance of small red welts on your body. These welts will appear in the areas where you are most likely to sleep, such as your arms, legs, and back. These welts are not painful and they do not itch. They can last anywhere between one and four weeks before they go away on their own.
- If you have an infestation of bed bugs then you will probably find that there are small black spots on your mattress and box springs. These spots look like dirt or ink stains, but they are actually the shed skins of these insects.
- It is possible for bed bugs to bite people other than their host, but this is unlikely unless those people spend a lot of time sleeping in the same bed as their hosts or in close proximity to them when they sleep.
- If you have a bed bug infestation then it can be hard to get rid of these pests without the help of professional exterminators. This is because these insects like to hide in hard-to-reach places and they like to travel in small spaces that are difficult for most people to see. Bed bugs can be difficult pests to get rid of, but they are not impossible to get rid of. If you take care of your health by eating right and by avoiding smoking or alcohol, then this will make it easier for you to get rid of these pests and prevent them from tracking you into your home in the future.
What You Can Do To Combat A Room-Specific Invasion Of Bed Bugs
- Take good care of your health. If you have a poor diet or if you smoke or drink alcohol, then this will make it easier for these insects to track you.
- Try not to bring new furniture or clothing into your home from places where bed bugs are common. These pests can hide in small spaces and they can travel long distances through furniture and clothing that is not clean.
- Be careful about the places that you sleep when traveling out of the country. Bed bugs are common in many overseas hotels, so be careful where you sleep when visiting other countries and try not to bring bed bugs home with you by accident.
- If you have a bed bug infestation then it is important to get help from a professional exterminator. These pests can be difficult to get rid of, but not impossible to get rid of. If you take care of your health and avoid bringing home these pests with you, then it will make it easier for you to get rid of these insects and prevent them from tracking you into your home in the future.
- If you find that your home is infested with bed bugs, then it is important that you thoroughly clean your belongings and cleanse the rooms where they are most likely to track into other rooms in your home. You should clean all sheets and blankets, vacuum carpeting and upholstery, steam clean rugs, closets, furniture, drawers, floors, and walls as well as any other place where these insects might hide or travel through. Be sure to throw away anything that cannot be cleaned or treated properly before you bring it back into your home again.
In order to keep bed bugs from tracking you, you need to make sure that they do not have access to your bed. You can do this by keeping items away from the bed that bed bugs might like to sneak into. You can also try to keep the bed bugs out of your room by keeping items that normally attract them away from the area where they are currently hiding. If you are ever in doubt as to what items could be attracting the bed bugs, it’s always a good idea to move all of the items that you can see out of the room. There is no way around it: bed bugs are one of the most common household pests that can follow you home from a vacation.