Questions About Bed Bugs

checking for bed bugs in hotel rooms

How to Check for Bed Bugs in Hotel Rooms

Since the early 2000s, the number of bed bug infestations in the U.S. has become an epidemic. One in five Americans has experienced an infestation, or knows someone who has had one. Hotels are some of the riskiest places, second only to apartments and homes. Place your luggage in the […]

do bed bugs only bite in a line?

Why Do Bed Bugs Bite in a Straight Line?

If you’ve ever experienced a bed bug infestation, you might have noticed a peculiar pattern to their bites. Bed bug bites appear on the skin in lines or clusters. The pattern of their bites is often nicknamed “breakfast, lunch, and dinner.” Bed bugs don’t always bite in straight lines. Each […]

how to prevent bed bug bites

How To Stop Bed Bugs from Biting You While Sleeping

Bed bugs are a nightmare. If you’ve never had them, it’s impossible to understand just how much they affect you—not just physically, but emotionally. No matter what you do, they keep coming and keep biting. So how can you actually stop them? You can prevent bed bugs from reaching you, […]

Bed bugs vs mites

What’s the Difference between Bed Bugs and Mites?

Bed bugs and mites are tiny creatures that can infest your home or body. They are both pests – they make our lives difficult, and cause stress and anxiety. However, they are totally different creatures. Bed bugs are insects. They are about the same size, shape, and color as an […]

are bed bugs caused by being dirty?

Are Bed Bugs Caused by Poor Hygiene and Uncleanliness?

It’s commonly believed that bed bugs only live in dirty homes. When most people think of a bed bug infested environment, they probably imagine an unclean person, a dingy motel or a filthy house. That’s simply not true, though. Bed bugs are attracted to humans, not dirt. They don’t discriminate […]

how to remove bed bugs from wood furniture

How to Check Used Furniture for Bed Bugs

Bed bugs are a growing problem in the United States. They can infest even the cleanest of homes, and can live in any piece of furniture in the home. You don’t even need to visit a disreputable motel to catch them as they might just be hiding in that dresser […]

what do bed bugs eat and drink?

What Do Bed Bugs Eat Other Than Blood?

There are two kinds of parasites: those that feed on their host’s skin or blood, and those that live near them, eating crumbs and anything similar that the host leaves behind. Cockroaches are the most obvious example that falls in the latter camp. But what about bed bugs? Bed bugs […]

can bed bugs live on dogs?

Can Dogs Carry Bed Bugs From One House To Another?

Bed bugs will feed on many different animals—dogs included. So, let’s say that you moved to a new place and all was fine for a few months. But then, bed bugs seemingly came out of nowhere to your house/apartment. Is it possible that the dog attracted them or physically carried […]

what kills bed bugs on cats?

How To Get Rid of Bed Bugs on Cats

Bed bugs are an incredibly common pest. Aside from human hosts, bed bugs can also feed on the blood of cats. This can make life miserable for your feline friend. Bed bugs don’t live in cat fur. They live near your cat’s bed or resting places. You can remove bed […]