Bed bugs are extremely annoying pests, and they are spreading rapidly throughout North America. These little bloodsuckers are really hard to kill and won't be phased by any average pesticide. Don't hesitate to call the professionals if you think you have bed bugs, but know that the treatment will cost at least $1,000.
If you can't afford that kind of expense, a few products are available online that will stop bed bugs dead in their tracks. You're going to need some high-powered chemicals, like Steri-Fab and Bedlam, which you'll want to spray around all the baseboards and on any cracks around the interior walls. You can also use a steam cleaner to fry the bugs to death if you're opposed to using chemicals. You'll also want to get a set of special bug-proof covers for your mattress and box springs.