Similar in size and feeding habits to fleas and ticks, bed bugs are small, bloodsucking insects that cause general discomfort and skin irritation.
Do Mice Spread Bed Bugs?
That said, scientists have not linked mice to the spread of bed bugs. While bed bugs may feed on mice and other rodents in the absence of a human host, the insects do not typically travel with mice from location to location.
Common Bed Bug Entry
Bed bugs more commonly stow away on the luggage of travelers, mattresses, second-hand furniture, and thrift purchases to move from place to place.
The insects prefer to hide in tucked away places such as:
- Seams of mattresses
- Cracks in walls and floors
- Seams of curtains
Unaware, humans may transport bed bugs home with them as byproducts of staying in hotels, bringing home infested furniture, or returning home from infested college dorm rooms.
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