When you are trying to go to sleep, the last thing you want to be doing is counting bugs rather than sheep. Though bed bugs are the most notorious bedroom insect, other pests such as fleas can also be found between the sheets.
Bed Bugs in the Bedroom
Known for feeding on humans while they sleep, bed bugs are the most common bedroom pest. Bed bugs are found virtually anywhere humans congregate, including single-family homes, apartments, hotels/motels, hospitals and schools. This is because bed bugs are excellent hitchhikers, catching rides from one place to another in suitcases, dirty laundry, and even books. Once they reach their new destination, these nocturnal creatures will typically hide somewhere in the bedroom, oftentimes in bed frames, which provide easy access to human hosts.
Fleas in the Bedroom
Feeding on any warm-blooded mammal, fleas can make their way into the bedroom when attached to household pets, such as cats and dogs. Although they prefer to feed on pets, fleas won’t pass up an opportunity to feed on you or your family if no other food source is around.
Other Pests in the Bedroom
Although less common bedroom insects, ants, and cockroaches can also be found if crumbs and trash from a midnight snack are not cleaned up. Spiders may also build webs in the corners of bedrooms, especially if the room is cluttered.