Pictures and photos of bedbug (bed bug) bites and welts.
In 2004, I suffered a bed bug infestation that lasted approximately 4 months. I had several treatments from a professional exterminator and followed all of their instructions as best I could. It was one of the most stressful experiences of my life, and my heart goes out to sufferers who are reading this. Hang in there!
*Prologue: Bite Me!
*Bed Bug Diary: Part I
*Bed Bug Diary: Part II
*Bed Bug Diary: Part III
*Bed Bug Diary: Part IV
*Bed Bug Diary: Part V
*Bed Bug Diary: Part VI
*Epilogue: I Said “Fuck” 7 Times in The New Yorker
In 2007, I suffered an infestation of bed bugs. I do not believe this to be a reinfestation from the 2004 incident. In 2007, I was living in a different bedroom (a bedroom that was not effected in 2004), and it had been far longer than 18 months since my last infestation, which is the amount of time they say a bed bug can live without eating. Also, my entire apartment building had a problem with bed bugs, so it wasn't entirely surprising that the building, where hundreds of people lived, was never fully rid of the bed bugs.
Because I knew what I was looking for, I identified the bed bug problem quickly and suffered very little in comparison to the 2004 ordeal.
*Bed Bugs: Then and Now
*The Bedbug Blog