To begin with there are itchy, red welts on your body, some people do not suffer any reaction to the bite but for most the intense itching just makes a horrid situation. Then, you have to face the fact that your house has a bug invasion and you have to decide how to get rid of bed bugs as quickly and successfully as possible.
There are some easy steps that you should follow that will hopefully get rid of bed bugs. However, if you find a big tick, in more than one room you may need to bring in professional help. You can find effective bed bug bite treatment via various online resources.
Remove all bedding, clothing, etc. and put it in a sealed plastic bag as well. Launder everything at temperatures as high as possible. Items that can not be washed should be placed in your tumble dryer on high heat setting for approximately 10 minutes.
As an alternative you may want to use a steam cleaner to get rid of these pests in items that are not suitable for washing or tumble drying. Once the clothes have been treated place them in fresh plastic bags, seal them securely to avoid recontamination. Remember – you will have to look for and treat drawers, cabinets etc. because these bugs will hide anywhere.