Bed bugs…where do they come from?  They are tiny, wingless creatures that infest our homes, offices and keep us awake at night.  These blood sucking creatures invade our homes and feast on us while we are sleeping in our own beds. So, where do these pests actually come from? They seem to be everywhere, but how do they originate.

Where do Bed Bugs come from?

Bed bugs are members of the Cimicidae family and the Cimex lectularius is the common bug that gives us sleepless nights. These bugs have been feasting on humans for a thousand years. The biggest question asked by home owners is where they come from?  Your home is clean and tidy but yet these bugs still come in.  There are many sources that lead to a bed bug infestation. There is not a single country in the world, that has not been traveled to by the bed bugs. The bed bugs are just 1/4″ in size and can easily sneak into luggage, clothes, trailers, planes, trains and buses with out being noticed and hitchhike all over the world and make your home their resting place.  If you have bought some antique wooden furniture in a garage sale or  even from a furniture dealer, it may be possible that the bed bugs came into your home absolutely free. It is possible that bed bugs come in on the furniture and can survive for a year without feeding.

So, you know where they come from but now how do you get rid of Bed Bugs?    You need to look for these creatures under seams and folds of mattresses, the corners of your walls, furniture, etc. To get rid of bed bugs you must start at the first signs of infestation and use an integrated pest management approach involving prevention, sanitation, and chemical treatment. Bed bugs can be persistent, so you’ll need an aggressive plan to eliminate them.  Swift Pest Control will inspect and offer a management program to eliminate the pests.