Recently, we've been coping with the rise in bed bug infestations. We aren't certain as to why the surge of bed bugs has occurred, but common explanations are increased foreign travel, the exchanging of second-hand furniture, and the close proximity of living quarters.
We can not think of anybody who doesn't mind bed bugs invading their home. Bed bugs will make their presence known in a manner that makes it impossible to ignore them. While you're sleeping, bed bugs come out to feed on you.
Bed bugs feed on humans by piercing the skin with what's called a stylet. It sounds disgusting, but the bed bug will use this stylet to saw through the tissue to find blood vessels. The bed bug can then suck the blood of the human for 5 to ten minutes before returning to it's hiding place. While it's feeding, the bed bug injects saliva into the human, which in turn causes inflammation and itchiness. The saliva injected into your skin is why you won't feel the bite; the saliva numbs the skin.