Am I Able To Sleep in a Bed with Bed Bugs?

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Can I Sleep in a Bed with Bed Bugs? - Dr. Killigan's

Bed bugs are one of the unseen, forgotten-about pests that no one thinks about until you begin to notice the effects of their bites. Unfortunately, their bites are not immediately recognized; they will not wake you in the middle of the night. You will gradually feel them, sometimes not until days later. If you have spotted their small bite marks, or have seen these little buggers around your bedding, your concern may now be, can I sleep in a bed with bed bugs? Let’s take a look and answer this question for you.

A Few Facts About Bed Bugs

First of all, let’s clear up a common misconception. Bed bugs are not a result of poor sanitary conditions. Quite the contrary. Bed bugs are relatively clean insects. Here are some facts about the bed bug.

Bed bugs are travelers

They come from other people’s infestations. They hitch rides on suitcases, backpacks, purses, clothing, and other pieces of furniture that are brought into the home, then infest your home. 

Bed bugs feed at night

Bed bugs live in areas where humans and animals sleep. This is not exclusive to mattresses. It can be a couch, chair, carpeting, or even materials that are near these areas. They come out at night and feed, and that food source is you. 

Bed bug bites are initially painless

You will not know immediately that you have been bitten. Their bites release a dose of anesthetic, which dulls the pain; you may not notice a bite until a day later. It will show up as an itchy red welt, much like a mosquito bite, and often mistaken as one.

Bed bugs can go a while without a meal

They can go months without feeding. So, when you find an infestation, switching mattresses with a spare room and starving them is not a viable option.

Bed bugs do not carry disease and spread no illness

This is one fact that is a great plus. Unlike the flea and mosquito which spread West Nile and E. coli, the only real danger bed bugs will carry, is an infection from the person bitten scratching the bite area.

Can I Live with Bed Bugs?

Since bed bugs carry no disease and they are nothing more than a nuisance, the answer is yes. Yes, humans and bed bugs can live together. But then the question becomes, why would you? There is a way to dispose of these nighttime snackers, and Dr. Killigan’s has your answer.

Bed bugs are slowly becoming more common. And when they find their way into your home, you’ll want to get rid of them quickly. Dr. Killigan’s Six Feet Under® Non-Toxic Insect Spray is an on-contact all-natural solution to help you rid your home of bed bugs. 

Our team of professionals is dedicated to perfecting the art of Killing Them Softly®. We have designed a 100% toxin-free bed bug spray that is not only safe, but it is also created with style, restoring peace of mind and returning “classy” to your home.

We are continually raising the bar in toxin-free pest control remedies. All our products come in a design that is pleasing to the eye and carries a 100% satisfaction guarantee. If you are not satisfied for any reason, contact us, and we will not hesitate to make things right.

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  • We have had bed bugs for sbout 3 years we have tried everything and can’t get rid of these horrors my poor son I’d coverd on bites and now thr reast of us is getting bitten to we have tried sprays ,payed£ 350 to professionals, that didn’t work constantly washing and drying clothes and bedding zl, steaming the beds ,carpets etc then hoovering them please please PLEASE 🙏 WE NEED HELP

    Danielle on
  • im (not a bed bug in disguise) dealing with a lot of these

    bedbuckie on
  • Hello Kimberly, I am sorry to hear you may be dealing with bedbugs in your home. Many local pest control companies are able to offer bed bug inspections if you are looking to have someone confirm your suspicions. Please let us know if you have any further questions or concerns. Cheers! Vanessa and the Dr. Killigan’s Team

    Vanessa on
  • I need a bed big inspection asap

    Kimberly Gann on
  • Bedbugs

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