Where Do Bed Bugs Come From?

Most common places for bed bugs

Bed bugs are a dreamer’s worst nightmare! Waking up itchy with red bites on legs and arms is no way to start the day, but there is hope. If you think you might have bed bugs, your Clegg’s pest control heroes are here to save the day. Our team uses the latest techniques in the industry to identify where bed bugs are hiding out and remove them, letting you get back to counting sheep in no time!

Clegg’s Pest Control has been serving residents throughout North Carolina since 1964, and we take great pride in providing a great experience from start to finish. Whether you would like to schedule your FREE initial inspection or would like to speak with a member of our team about your current treatment plan, we’re here to answer all of your questions. Call us at 888-MRCLEGG today, or read on for more info about where bed bugs come from.


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Where Do Bed Bugs Come From?


These insects are hitchhikers, which means they take a ride on luggage, boxes, or soft materials until they reach their destination. Then they hop off and find their way to the nearest mammal for a late-night meal. Bed bugs come from a variety of places, including hotels, cabs, theaters, and more. Common places for bed bugs include any place that a person might sit down for long enough to let a bed bug off of their clothing or bag. There really is no great way to tell exactly where they come from, but once you know they are in your living space, take action immediately!


Do I Have Bed Bugs?


The biggest sign will be left on your arms and legs in the form of red itchy bites that occur in clusters or lines. If you’re arriving at a new hotel or just want to double check, look along your mattress and box spring seams for shed skins, egg shells, or small reddish colored stains. Bed bugs also like to live in headboards, side tables, bean bags, and loose wallpaper. If you see any of these signs or would like a second opinion, call our team at 888-MRCLEGG for your FREE initial inspection.


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Do Bed Bugs Pose a Health Risk?

While the bites they leave behind are annoying and itchy, bed bugs are not known to carry diseases. Most people will be fine with antihistamines or anti-itch cream, but there is the potential for someone to have an allergic reaction to a bed bug bite. There is also the potential for an infection to occur with extreme itching. If you or someone you know is suffering symptoms beyond moderate itchiness, go to the hospital or call 911. Worried about bed bugs coming back after treatment? Contact our team!

Kick Bed Bugs to the Curb with Clegg’s


Don’t let bed bugs stop you from enjoying a peaceful night of sleep! Whether you travel often or have had visitors recently, we can rid your space of bed bugs and get you back to relaxing with ease. Our team of pest control heroes is highly trained, and we also employ two bed bug detection dogs to help our human heroes locate every last bed bug to make sure you get a pest-free result from our services. Let us schedule your free initial inspection today! Contact us below or call us at 888-MRCLEGG to get started.


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