New readers: if you have a current infestation and want your questions answered, or want feedback of some kind, this is the place to post your message. Click comments to do so.
I’ll start things off with Redhead, who asked in the “What are bed bugs?” FAQ“:
Redhead posted on Feb 1st 2007 at 10:31 pm
I have a bedbug infestation. This situation is completly new to me. Is it possible with this bedbug infestation to salvage both my mattress, box springs and fabric hide-a-bed? I have been told that covering both pieces of the bed in plastic would suffocate the bugs.
Redhead, sorry for your troubles with bed bugs,but you came to the right place. First, you need to go back and read the relevant FAQs, starting with “Think You Have Bed Bugs? Some Do’s and Don’ts.” The FAQs on getting a Pest Control Operator, tenants, and doing your own pest control are probably also key. The three FAQs on protecting your bed will answer the question posed above. Then come back and let us know what else we can help with.