A bed bug will only bite a dog or cat if there is no human host to feast on. Bed bugs have a sense that can detect a human's carbon dioxide signature. If you're in a room with your dog and the bug is closer to Fido than you, the bed bug will still migrate to you. In simple terms, pets are a last resort as a meal.
Bed bugs do not transmit pathogens to cats or humans, but cats are prone to developing a severe itch from a bite. Trying to keep a cat from scratching is futile, and because it is likely to scratch more intensely than a human, the cat can easily suffer from a skin infection that may make it very sick.
Bedbugs (or bed bugs) are small, oval, brownish insects that live on the blood of animals or humans. They often enter your home undetected in luggage, clothing, and used beds or couches. Bedbugs
Once considered a pest of the past, bedbugs now make regular headlines as they infest homes, hotels, and dormitories worldwide. As bedbugs spread, more people worry about them and want to know what causes a bedbug infestation.
Yes, spraying vinegar directly on bed bugs can kill them because vinegar is a strong acetic acid that can disrupt an insect's nervous system. While this home remedy is safe and effective, it is not a standalone treatment, meaning you won't be able to eradicate a bed bug infestation with vinegar alone.
A bed bug that has just fed on a person or pet is somewhat torpedo-shaped and more reddish in color. Bed bug poop (fecal spots) are small, round, black spots - similar to the "flea dirt" produced by fleas. For more information (including pictures) about identifying bed bugs, view How to Identify a Bed Bug Infestation (PDF).