WHAT TO DO
Resist the urge to use bed bug sprays, bed bug bombs, or bed bug pesticides as this causes the bed bugs to disperse making it more difficult to eradicate the bed bug infestation:
DO YOU HAVE BED BUGS?
There are many bed bug traps that you can purchase on the internet but here is a DIY bed bug trap you can easily make yourself for much less cost.
Because the "trap"container is plastic (or glass) the bed bugs will fall in and cannot climb out. Leave the trap in place for three to five days to insure the fermentation process is well underway and is producing adequate amounts of CO2. This trap will provide you with the evidence of a bed bug infestation. Do not rely on this trap to remove all of the bed bug infestation in your house as it will only trap a small portion of the bed bugs in your home and is only meant to identify the presence of bed bugs and not act as a way to rid your home of bed bugs.
SIGNS OF BED BUGS
THE CDC RECOMMENDS USING HEAT TO KILL BED BUGS
"Bed bug infestations often are treated with insecticides, but insecticide resistance is a problem, and excessive use of insecticides or improper application can increase the potential for illness in humans." "To prevent future illness from bed bug-related insecticides, NIOSH recommends educating the public about effective bed bug management including: non-chemical methods to control bed bugs such as heating infested rooms to 118°F (48°C) for 1 hour or cooling rooms to 3°F (-16°C) for 1 hour by professional applicators..."
LOCATING BED BUGS
Bed bugs are drawn to the CO2 which you exhale so they are often found in the following areas: