Contrary to popular belief, Bed Bugs are not caused by poor sanitation. Similar to other parasites such as lice and fleas, Bed Bugs are creatures of convenience. Infestations are more commonly associated with a chance encounter, introducing a breeding population into your living environment. You can bring Bed Bugs home by staying in a home, college dormitory, hotel or other similar facility that contains an infestation. The eggs can travel, to infest your home, by catching a ride on your suitcase or clothing but it’s much more common for the adults to do so.