Ask This When Dealing With Bed Bugs

Dealing with bed bugs isn’t something that anyone has to go through but unfortunately, it happens. It actually happens to more people than you might realize. According to a 2015 study conducted by the NPMA and the University of Kentucky, almost all pest professionals have treated bed bugs in the past year alone. They are annoying (and gross) but here are some questions that can help you in your quest to eradicate them from your life:


  1. AskThisWhen on November 17, 2015 at 1:49 pm

    Where are bed bugs most commonly found?

    According to the same NPMA study referenced above, bed bugs are most commonly found in apartment/condos and single family homes though there are many cases of bed bugs found in hotels and motels. Bed bugs aren’t just found in the bed. There have been cases of bed bugs being found in places like dance clubs

  2. AskThisWhen on November 17, 2015 at 1:49 pm

    When do bed bugs bite?

    Bed bugs are mostly nocturnal. They usually bite people while they are sleeping. Bed bugs bite for periods of anywhere from three to ten minutes, after which they get full and then crawl away back to their hiding places.

  3. AskThisWhen on November 17, 2015 at 1:49 pm

    What are signs that I have a bed bug problem?

    The most obvious sign is waking up in the morning with bite makes and itchy areas that weren’t there when you went to sleep the night before. If you wake up with these signs, remove the sheets from your bed and see if there are any still visible.

  4. AskThisWhen on November 17, 2015 at 1:49 pm

    How do I get rid of bed bugs?

    While the most effective way to rid your life of bed bugs is to call a professional exterminator, there are ways that you can eradicate them yourself. Try using clean sheets and bedding – this might mean going to your nearest department store to pick up a new set. Vacuum your bed and areas around your bed frequently.

  5. AskThisWhen on November 17, 2015 at 1:49 pm

    What are bed bugs?

    Bed bugs are small, round insects, that are brownish in shade. They live off of the blood of other animals and/or humans. They are usually about the size of an apple seed but will swell up after they have fed. They cannot fly but can move quickly on flat surfaces including floors, walls, and ceilings.