Can bed bugs spread from house to house?
Bed bugs can spread from house to house, living in even the cleanest conditions; bed bugs are not a sign that a person’s home is dirty or unkempt.
Can bed bugs travel through apartment walls?
Bed bugs can enter the walls of an infested room via light switches, electrical outlets, and pretty much any cracks or voids present. Once in the walls, bed bugs can easily travel along electrical wires and plumbing pipes to reach other rooms, or even other apartments.
What do I do if my neighbor has bed bugs?
Seal them with silicone sealant (a.k.a caulk) to make it tougher for bed bugs to move from your neighbor’s apartment to your own. Lastly, once a week, vacuum thoroughly your carpet, drapes and upholstered furniture and dispose of the vacuum’s contents carefully, preferably in a sealed bag far from your apartment.
Can there be only one bed bug?
If you’ve found one male bed bug, you might not have to worry. Male bed bugs can’t lay eggs. So, if there is only one male bug, it won’t turn into an infestation. So, if the single bug that got into your home is female, it could create an infestation.