No one wants a colony of bed bugs moving in next door but if you live in an apartment building and your neighbours have bed bugs, there’s a chance you might find these unwelcome pests in your own home! Luckily, just a few simple steps can help toward the prevention of bed bugs – and stop them settling in your home in the future.
What are Bed Bugs?
Bed bugs are small, orange parasites which feed on blood from humans and other animals. They are not dangerous to people, but their bites can produce a red, itchy welt. They are typically found in and around beds in homes, as they are attracted by body heat and carbon dioxide, but they can infest other items of furniture as well. They spread by crawling through cracks and spaces in between walls, which is why they can become a problem in buildings with multiple occupancy, such as apartment blocks.