The short answer to your question is, yes, it is possible. Whether affected will depend on the severity of the infestation.
There are several ways to protect yourself from bed bugs. As a pest control expert, we want to share some advice on what to do if your neighbors have informed you that their adjoining apartment is infested with bedbugs.
The first thing is to do a thorough inspection of your house, since, if the walls are connected, the bedbugs may have traveled through cracks, pipes, plugs, etc.
On the other hand, if the infestation is not severe and if your home is not too close, it is more difficult for bedbugs to reach your living space.
But, it doesn’t hurt to inspect your home on a regular basis as well.
Do I have an infestation? Where do bedbugs hide?
Bed bug pests are elusive, so you should look at the seams of mattresses, headboards, nearby furniture such as bedside tables, rugs, pictures, curtains, cushions …
These uninvited insects hide in dark spaces during the day.
Bedbugs move around in search of food
Adult bedbugs generally leave their hiding places at night and although they do not fly, they are prone to migrate to other sites if their host is no longer present.
These insects do not fly, but they can travel in clothes, wallets, backpacks, furniture, etc. If during the infestation you visited your neighbor, or she did, there is always the possibility that a bed bug has traveled to your house and if that bed bug was a female, you may now have your own bed bug infestation.
Seal the cracks, crevices, and entrances in your home. Once a week, thoroughly vacuum the carpet, upholstered furniture, and curtains. Dispose of the contents of the vacuum cleaner carefully, preferably in a sealed bag away from your apartment.
And if you think that is not enough then a professional inspection will be able to determine if you really have bedbugs in your home. Bypassing bedbugs in multi-family buildings can cause serious long-term problems.