While it may appear that bed bugs prefer one person over another, scientists think this may be due to naturally occurring chemicals called pheromones. Other researchers say the other person is getting bites, but are not having a reaction, so they don’t think they are getting bit. What are pheromones and how might they determine […]
Bites are no indicator of bed bugs however they do have recognizable bite patterns that might suggest you get an inspection.
After 5 years I still can’t stand getting bug bites, any kind of bite. My infestation left some deep scars in my psyche, many of which this website has healed with the knowledge it might help you with your bed bug infestation. After all the fewer of “them” the better it is for all of us. […]
Most county health departments have a Vector Control section that may be able to identify your insect for free, if you have found an insect you think is a bed bug or any other insect, actually. Some County Health Departments, like Multnomah have an entomologist who can identify your bugs for free! Imagine how excited […]
Who would have thought that while pinned in the middle seat on a late night flight from New York to Portland, that bed bugs would be feasting on my legs. In retrospect, it’s not surprising at all considering the rules about putting your bags on the floor for most of the flight. I thought I […]