Common Bed Bug Questions Answered, Part 2


Yesterday we covered half of the commonly asked questions about bed bugs. Below you can find the rest. Remember, beg bug infestations can get really bad really fast. Having the right answers sometimes just isn’t enough. Make sure you are properly prepared with the right tools. If that doesn’t help, the only thing you can do to truly solve your problem is call a bed bugs pest control service in Las Vegas.


Why does it seem like my partner is the only one getting bitten?

Chances are, your partner is just laying on the side of the bed where most of the bugs are hanging out. Also, once bed bugs find a host, they tend to stick with them and don’t travel much. It is also possible that you are getting bitten. Not everyone reacts the same way to bed bug bites.

If I’ve already been bitten, how to I treat the bite?

First off, do not scratch! Scratching makes any kind of bug bite worse. Wash the bite with soap and water and apply an anti-itch cream.

Bed Types

Can you get bed bugs with a water bed?

Yup! Bed bugs can live just about anywhere, even behind pictures and in the walls. That’s because the bedding isn’t what attracts bed bugs, your warm blood does. So they will lie in wait in water beds, memory foam beds, sleeping bags, or stacks of cardboard or straw. These hungry pests don’t discriminate as long as they get to feed. Also, since water beds sometimes come with heaters, bed bugs can be very happy living there.

Can a mattress cover prevent bed bugs?

Not in the slightest. Bed bugs are flexible creatures and can still get on top of the cover or hide in the nooks and crannies of the bed frame. The good thing, however, is that if you already have bed bugs, the mattress cover can help trap them into the mattress. So you may be able to keep them from biting you as much. If you really want the bugs to stop biting, don’t take this way out. Call an experienced bed bug pest control service to properly handle an infestation for you.

Even with the answers to these questions, a bed bug infestation can be overwhelming. Handle the issue right away by calling the bed bugs pest control professional at R and C Pest Control. They understand how to properly address an infestation. For more information about a great Las Vegas Pest control service, contact 702.257.2847.