If it hasn't happened to you by now it's definitely happened to someone you know. Bedbug infestations are capable of turning someone's life completely upside down and leaving them feeling vulnerable, violated and in most cases somewhat hopeless.
So, if bed bugs are such a huge problem why do people so often try to solve the problem by themselves? Pride could be one reason. People afflicted by big problems often have a difficult time asking for help and end up trying(and failing) to deal with problems on their own. For other folks admitting they have a bed bug problem is downright shameful so they try to address the problem without professional help in secret. There should be no shame in admitting you have a bedbug infestation because bedbugs affect members of every class, race and gender.
So, why leave bed bug control to the experts? Good question. Well, if you break your arm it would be pretty unwise to try to heal it on your own without the professional guidance of a doctor. Or, if your car breaks down and you know nothing about cars would you try to google how to fix yours? Bed bug infestations have the power to lower property values, cause major sleep deprivation and leave a person feeling like a victim.
Pest control experts are certified professionals who've studied bed bugs thoroughly and know how they breed and feed. Why try to address a problem as serious and infuriating as bed bugs yourself when you can put your confidence in the bed bug experts?