In fact, they are primarily transported by humans and human belongings like suitcases.
Bed bugs get their name as they are usually found in close proximity to beds as they feed on humans sleeping in bed at night. The bite is painless whilst they feed and the blood meal takes about 10 minutes.
They identify the presence of a suitable host through body heat and carbon dioxide from exhaled breath. Once they have fed they retreat back to their hidden harbourages for a week or so before seeking a further blood meal. This is what can make detecting the presence of bed bugs difficult while the infestation levels are low. This is why we have specially trained technicians who are experienced in bed bug detection and control, so we can offer effective bed bug treatments.