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How Do I Know It Is A Bed Bug Infestation

by Tiarra
(Omaha NE)

I don't know if I have an infestation. I think that someone brought in bed bugs when they came over. I got rid of my couch that I think they were hiding in because my son was always getting bit and he slept on the couch. One night he came to my bed from the couch and I got bit. I found it and killed it. Then I threw out the couch and I got bit. This was about a week apart from one another so I took the measures to clean and vacuum and bag thing up. Does that sound like an infestation of just a few lingering around?

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by: Jeff

Dear Tiarra,

Thanks for your question. One female bed bug can lay 3 eggs per day, up to about 500 eggs. There is no way to know the approximate size of your infestation other than it sounds like you now have an infestation in at least two rooms. If there is even one female, the size of the bed bug population can quickly grow.

Bed bugs are very difficult to treat and require multiple products in addition to the steps you have already taken. We suggest calling in a professional to determine the extent of the infestation. If you believe the infestation is still small, you can purchase a bed bug kit that contains all of the needed products. It is essential to use a spray that kills the insects on contact and another spray that provides some level of residual protection.

Best of luck,

Jeff

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