If you have never encountered bed bugs, consider yourself lucky. Bed bugs are pesky insects that are known for their itchy bites that we get while we are sleeping. Unfortunately, bed bugs can spread like wildfire and quickly infest your home with no problem. But how exactly do they spread?

There are two main sources of how bed bugs spread.

  1. Traveling
  2. Secondhand furniture sales


It is always nice to take a break from Columbia, SC and get out of town for a nice stay somewhere exciting for a change. The fact of the matter is that bed bugs feel the same way too. They are avid travelers and hitchhikers.

Accommodation facilities such as hotels, home rentals, hostels, motels or a bed and breakfast can attract bed bugs due to their high volume of traffic. After staying in an infested property, bed bugs can come home to Columbia, SC with you on your clothes or in your suitcase making their new home in your bed.

Second-hand Furniture

A common myth is that, as their name suggests, is that bed bugs only live on beds. Sadly, this is not the case, they can also be found on other items like sofas, dressers, and bedside tables. If you have the misfortune of purchasing or receiving second-hand furniture that has been infested with bed bugs, eggs, or pregnant females you may quickly find yourself a victim of a bed bug infestation.

Bed bugs can also spread from room to room in your house. Their small size allows them to easily navigate through your home via cracks and crevices in order to keep their belly full and without being noticed. This is why an issue in one room at a hotel can easily become a larger one. Once bed bugs have made their way into your home they can quickly spread based on their access to food and a suitable environment to nest in. If conditions are favorable, infestations can quickly arise as one single female can lay up to 500 eggs over a 2 month period.

If you think you may have a bed bug problem in the Columbia, South Carolina area in your home or business then contact the experts at Econ-O-Bug today.