Anyone can get bed bugs.
Bed bugs have been found in the homes of the wealthy and poor.
Unsanitary conditions will not cause bed bugs but getting rid of clutter will help to reduce the number of places bed bugs can live and hide.
Bed bugs are small but can be seen with the naked eye.
A magnifying glass will help.
Young bed bugs are about the size of a poppy seed and mature ones are about the size of an apple seed.
Although they are called bed bugs they are not only confined to the bed.
Bed bugs are commonly found in beds, on sofas, in chairs and areas near where people sleep or lounge.
Dwellings can become infested with bed bugs in a variety of ways, such as:
Bugs and eggs inadvertently brought in from other infested dwellings by visiting pets; or a visiting person’s clothing or luggage;
Infested items (such as furniture, clothing, or backpacks) brought in;
Nearby dwellings or infested items, if easy routes are available for travel (through duct work or false ceilings);
Wild animals (such as bats or birds) may also harbor bed bugs
People or pets visiting an infested area (apartment, subway, movie theater, or hotel) and carrying the bugs to another area on their clothing, luggage, or bodies.
As quoted from Wikipedia for more information: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bed_bug
The most trusted method I know of getting rid of Bed Bugs is ” Diatomaceous Earth “….. but it is always great to know a variety of recipes to kill those tiny little blood sucking parasites.
If your looking for a more natural approach of getting rid of Bed Bugs – Natural Home Remedies website has some tips: http://www.natural-homeremedies.com/natural-cure-for-bed-bugs/