My brother visited and now has bedbugs in his house.

Asked September 15, 2013, 2:12 PM EDT

My brother and his family stayed with us for 2 weeks. They returned home to New York and found that they had a bedbug infestation. What should I do? I have not yet found visible signs of bedbugs.

Clatsop County Oregon

2 Responses

Bed bug infestations are fairly easy to detect except in the very early stages (see http://www.livingwithbugs.com/bed_bug.html for images and signs of bed bugs; note this is my personal site, your local Extension office may have additional information). If you have not found evidence of an infestation there probably is none. Continue to be on the look out for at least a couple of weeks but keep in mind that bed bugs are not medically important and can be treated if detected early.


Thank you. I'll stay on the look-out!