Bed bugs were basically eradicated over 50 years ago, but due to population booms and an increase in population density throughout the world, no matter where you live, you're susceptible to these little pests.
There's two main ways you can end up with a bed bug infestation and that is: used furniture (especially bedding) or moving into a new residence where they already are. You can check out bedbugs – symptoms and causes via various online resources.
Identifying Bed Bugs
Before you decide to start treating your home, take the time to make sure you actually have bed bugs. Here are some easy ways to make sure you've got them.
You see droppings – bed bugs are often identified by their droppings. These will be tiny specks or smears of yellow/brown on your sheets, mattress, box spring and pillow. It can be hard to tell at first but if you change all your bedding to white material and check the next day, you should be able to see it.
You see the bugs themselves – usually found under your sheets and on your mattress, a typical adult bed bug is flat, very small but visible and can be a variation of brown, yellow and red. It can be quite disturbing to find them but it's a sure way identify them positively.