If you suspect that you have bed bugs, there are a couple of thing that you may want to do, and one of them is not to panic. However, many people do panic, and run out to their nearest drug store, get whatever pesticide they can find, and end up causing more harm than good.

First off, never use pesticides that are meant for outdoors, in your home. This can be very dangerous for you and anyone else you live with. Also, make sure you have the right pesticide for the problem and reading the label first is a must. If it does not say bed bugs on the label, then it probably won't be effective for bed bugs. Follow directions perfectly, this way you have the best chance at killing the bed bugs in your home.

In many cases, it is just smarter to ask for professional help. Those who are looking for something to keep the bed bugs at bay until professional help arrives may want to purchase mattress covers, which traps them and can prevent them from biting.