We got them, and successfully got rid of them on our own. Until this happened a year ago, I had always heard the sleep tight rhyme but didn't even know what a bedbug was and didn't realize they were a real thing. Not sure of the source, but we think it was from one of our kids b-day parties. We usually only have small parties for family/close friends, but they are hitting the ages where they wanted friends from school. No prob, had about 10 little kids from my sons class over. Maybe coincidence...
The next few weeks my wife started complaining of "spider bites" or something. Then they were getting more frequent. I didn't notice anything so thought she was over-reacting. Then my daughter got bit. Then one night my wife jumps up, turns on the light and pulls off the blankets and found one tiny little bug.
She googled pics and figured out what it was. Tried a few different sprays and shit, washed the fuck out of everything etc. Never did see more or whatever, but the bites continued and got worse to the point we knew they were there but couldn't find them.
We have 3 bedrooms and 2 full living rooms, so getting new beds and couches wasn't an option. Finally what worked was a spray we found at Lowes. It's made by Hot Shot, in a white and purple bottle called Bed Bug and Flea Killer. My wife sprayed the fuck out of our house. Every bed, couch, carpet, baseboards etc. The shit was kind of strong and we all were sneezing like crazy to the point we left for the day. Came home that night and vaccumed everything, all furniture, carpets etc. Washed all blankets, curtains, and pillows, and scrubbed the carpets.
About 3 weeks later and bite free, we did the entire house again just to be sure because online said some eggs could still hatch, etc. Anyways, 2 full house assaults with that Hot Shot shit and it seems to have worked. Never saw another bug or another bite and its been quite some time.