Recently in Arizona a man was bitten by bedbugs while shopping at Walmart.

Jose Avalos de Leon and his wife, Lupita Cruz, said they went to a Walmart and because of his injured leg he decided to use one of the store’s motorized shopping scooters.

“Just riding down Walmart for a little bit, my back started getting itchy,” said Avalos.

Avalos got off the scooter to look at the seat and saw tiny brown bugs crawling around in the seat’s crevices. They looked at another scooter chair and found the same thing.

“I got off the chair, turned around and the whole chair was infested with bed bugs,” said Avalos.

It is likely that the bugs were spread by somebody who has bugs at home who brought them into Walmart on their clothes. Anybody who sat on the scooters after the infestation could have accidentally taken some bugs back to their home to start a new colony.

“That person goes home and sits on their couch and instantly the bed bug tries to hide,” said Campbell, describing how an infestation begins. “That bed bug is gong to feed on [that person] and once they feed they start laying eggs.”

In response Walmart pulled the carts from public use and are awaiting a team to arrive at the store for testing.

In the meantime, if you’re worried about taking home bed bugs after you use any suspicious utilities or visit a place that is potentially infested take all the clothes you’re wearing, put them in a dryer on high heat for about an hour and a half and that should kill any bugs that may have gotten on them.

If you have come in contact with bedbugs or are concerned that they may be present in your home, contact Fast Action Pest Control for a free inspection and fast results.