Bed bugs in computers. Just when you thought the only place you had to be concerned about finding bed bugs is, well, in bed, along comes another issue.
If you think you’ve seen bed bugs in computers around your home, you are probably not mistaken. There are plenty of images on our website that show you what they look like and they’re pretty unique looking critters. It’s absolutely possible that they will find their way into your electronics because these kinds of appliances and hardware offer a warm, cosy environment with minimal disturbance.
Pre-loved bugs find a new home
You’ll often see bed bugs in computers at garage sales, flea markets and second hand shops. Obviously it’s because the previous owner has upgraded their goods and discarded their old ones, usually along with their mattresses, freestanding wardrobes and other furniture. Before you buy any pre-loved items, you should always inspect them for bugs, parasites and mould, and avoid carrying someone else’s pest legacy into your own home. Keep in mind that some of these nasties may not be visible upon first inspection but later on, you’ll see them lurking at your place.
Book an inspection
Old books are adored by bed bugs. When you buy or are gifted second hand books or borrowed from the library, you’ll often store them near your computer, say on your desk or close by in your study. Or maybe they’re books you’ve had for a long time. Either way, if you have bed bugs in computers at your place, they may have scored a free ticket in via their nearby books. Spots or stains on pages are evidence of crushed bed bugs but you could also find eggs, shells and whole dead bugs.
Any time you stay in a hotel, motel or hostel, you run the risk of exposing yourself and your possessions to a bed bug infestation. And what’s even worse is, they may follow you home! That’s why finding bed bugs in computers is sometimes the result of needing to stay in touch via the World Wide Web when you’re away. Either for business or leisure, if you take your computer as a travelling companion, keep it well packed away when you’re not using it. Read about our BugZip® products that can keep your possessions safe from bed bugs in hotels.
If bugs in computers are making your life a misery, there are solutions, such as Bed Bug Killer Powder.