Yes, bed bugs can travel from one house to another. Bed bugs are expert hitchhikers and can easily move from one location to another by clinging onto clothing, furniture, bedding, and other personal items. Bed bugs can also move between adjacent homes through shared walls, pipes, and electrical wiring.
It’s important to take precautions to prevent bed bugs from spreading to your home. If you have recently stayed in a hotel or other lodging, inspect your luggage and clothing carefully before bringing them inside your house. When purchasing used furniture or bedding, inspect them thoroughly for signs of bed bugs, such as small reddish-brown stains, before bringing them into your home. Additionally, seal cracks and crevices in your home’s walls, floors, and ceilings to prevent bed bugs from traveling between adjacent homes.
If you suspect you have bed bugs in your home, contact a pest control professional as soon as possible to address the problem. Early detection and treatment are critical in preventing a bed bug infestation from spreading to other areas of your home or neighboring homes.