Bed bug prevention

female bed bugs

Female bed bugs

Bed bugs are common pest problem we encounter in many households. They are attracted to the warmth of the human body and the carbon dioxide exhaled. The size of an adult bed bug can reach to half of the seed of an apple. They do not care whatever has entered, wealthy or not as long as they feed. They prey on blood, the large appetite of the pests are unquestionable.
They may feed for about 10 minutes, and the after that back to hiding. These bugs change its color after sucking the blood. They have brownish color before they suck blood and changes into dark red after and sometimes they turn to orange. Now, if you noticed red marks on your skin after waking up in the morning, it’s a sign that there is living parasites that feasts when you go to bed.

These bugs change its color after sucking the blood

These bugs change its color after sucking the blood

If you already discovered that your bed is infested you are probably looking for ways on how to eliminate these pests. But some people just ignore the problem and not doing anything to prevent it from spreading. Do not wait for these pests get the best of your family. Know when they can be found to stop them from reproducing and eventually eliminating them.
These tiny bugs are of a big headache. Before these insects give you a migraine for being such a burden, locate them. They are often found in beds, obviously, it is where they found their name bed bugs. Even the cleanest bed may be infested in time if not maintained. They love to stay in tiny places wherein a lot of time in contact with humans. Our beds or mattresses are their most favorite place to be since they can eat and hide easily.

 

Our beds or mattresses are their most favorite place

Our beds or mattresses are their most favorite place

But, they can also be found in furniture, tables, and electronics as long as it can support their breeding. They also love crumpled clothing, pillows, and bed sheets. Your overnight bags may also be the carrier of these bed bugs. There are beds in hotels that are already infested. These bugs may travel to your suitcases, so be careful and be preventive. Because once it is inside your home, you may find it troublesome eradicating them.
There are many ways to kill bed bugs free. If your bed is already infested, and you are planning on throwing it away, do reconsider if you’re financially incapable. There are preventive measures that can help you and would not require buying a new one.
Light and stream of fresh air repels these pests. Open your windows allowing light of the sun to enter and so as the air. This can be your first preventive step. Constantly clean your household. Use vacuum cleaner to remove them. Although it may take some persistence before they are completely removed. Also, always strengthen your bed sheets and fluffed out your pillows. Crumpled clothing gives an environment for them to breed. Change and wash your bed sheet once a week. Use hot water and bleach, it will kill the eggs and will prevent them from spreading.
Mattress covers are one of great help to prevent bedbugs from entering. This also serves as barriers which will protect you from being bitten. Having the mattress cover, bed bugs will eventually die for suffocation and hunger. There are many mattress covers that you can choose from the market. It does not only keep you from bed bugs, it also makes your mattress look new.

Pesticides to Control Bed Bugs

Pesticides to Control Bed Bugs

Rubbing alcohol mixture is also used to kill the insects. Since it will take a while for all of the bugs to be killed, it is advisable not to sleep in your bed until it is already cleaned by the mixture. Steam cleaning is also a good method to use. It flushes the bugs that are hidden and kills them, especially if the temperature is set to at least 113 degrees Fahrenheit.
Given the methods of eradicating bed bugs and still you can not seem to find much time of doing the steps. A pesticide is your last way to prevent them. Pesticides come in forms of dust or liquid mixtures. It is preferable to let persons handle those using pesticides. Try calling the pest control so as for you to not worry on buying what kind of pesticide and what are the proper ways of applying them. The pest control will be the one that will eliminate them for you.
For stopping re-infestation, disinfect all your traveling bags, clothes that were used, and your children’s bag after term. They may be infested by bed bugs during your stay in hotels, or in other households. Better check your room if you are checking in a hotel. Beds may be infested, look for signs of bed bugs like discarded skins, eggs, and tiny dark dots. Also inspect the carpets, walls, and surrounding area. If the room you are in is infested, request the management to change your room. Place your things where there is light and out of reach of bed bugs. And if, just if you got infested again, you know ways to get them killed.

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