Months ago, I had a doctor's appointment, and during our conversation, he mentioned that where I was sitting, a girl had been in the same chair the day before and she had bed bug bites all over her. I am assuming that she had the bugs on her clothing in the room I was in, because the next morning, I had bed bug bite marks on me! (no one thinks a doctor's office would give you bed bugs right?) The only place other than my home that I had been at, was the doctor's office.After being bit every night, this is what I did to get rid of them. First I vacuumed the hell out of my entire house. Then I used my Bissell shampooer that uses hot water, on every rug in the house and any upholstered furniture. Second, I left a light on in every room of the house, including the bedroom. (had to buy one of those sleep masks for that) Bed bugs are nocturnal and only come out at night. They don't like the day light or rooms that are lit up real good with lighting. I read that bed bugs can live about 3 months without feeding on your blood, so I made sure the lights were on in every room for 4-5months. It has now been 11 months since I brought the buggers home with me from my doctor's office, and no one has bite marks on them for about 7 months now. Just another bit of info: bed bugs can see colors and are attracted to dark colors and the colors red & pink. We only used white/light beige and pale yellow sheets for months. Another bit of info: Go to YouTube and type in how to get rid of bed bugs. Watch the videos of how to put the legs of your bed into bowls. You can buy the bowls but it's really cheap to make them. Good luck to you, and the next time you go to the doctor, dress in bright colors!