6. Deal with the feeling. This is the hardest part. You can't escape anxiety for the rest of your life, so you HAVE TO be able to deal with it. Anxiety doesn't kill you, but it feels super bad. I know. Last but not least, number 7. Call a doctor and book an appointment if you're feeling too anxious, you don't need to deal with this alone.
Explain how guests should be treated. Bed bugs cause a significant amount of fear and anxiety in many people. All bed bug reports should be taken seriously, and guests should be made to know that dealing with this issue is of the highest priority.
Cover all bed sheets. Get antibedbug shoes for your bed. Pull your bed and tables 12" from the walls. Go on r/bedbugs and give up sleeping. Good luck.
There are many bugs in NYC that have six legs and are not bedbugs. Beetles, for instance. Before you flip the fuck out, you should really consult a competent exterminator or entomologist.
How to deal with bed bugs in one printable page. Ten tips include ensuring correct insect identification, reducing clutter, understand integrated pest management, using mattress and box spring encasements, and heat treatment.
The most important thing to do when you find bed bugs is to isolate your belongings - you don't want to take the problem with you. Put all clothes and items that have come into contact with the bed into a plastic bag and seal it. Equally, close up your bag sealing safe all of your non-contaminated items.