Can my pets get bitten by bed bugs? Bed bugs prefer to bite people, but they will b ite mice, rats, bats and birds. Cats and dogs can be bitten, but are not a major host. How can I keep bed bugs out of my home? When tra velling, check mattress seams. Wash all clothing when you return home. Carefully check any used
Bed bugs are closely associated with people and our belongings. Although bugs can sometimes be found on cats and dogs, this situation is unusual; it is not likely that cats and dogs will introduce a bed bug infestation into a home because any bugs that crawled onto them to feed during the night generally would have gone into hiding during the day.
While fleas and ticks often spread disease through feeding and nesting on pets, bed bugs are not known to transmit any diseases. However, that doesn't mean that bed bugs and their bites are harmless: bites can cause allergic reactions, and excessive scratches can lead to skin infections.
The type of cat litter that is made from silica gel crystals, when crushed and sprinkled around the infested areas, can actually kill bed bugs. The whole process is a bit gruesome, to be completely honest.
Cats do not eat bed bugs. Any one telling you otherwise may simply be pulling your leg! Bed bugs live in pillows and yes you can put dryer sheets in them. I had recently covered the topic of whether dryer sheets can kill bed bugs hiding inside pillow covers. Sure you can place as many dryer sheets as you'd like inside pillow cases but these will not kill bed bugs.
Cats, dogs, and humans do not spread bedbugs directly on their bodies (although all three species can be bitten by the parasites). Bedbugs can, however, live in and be spread by contaminated bedding.