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5/23/2018 2 Comments
What Attracts Bed Bugs?
Bed bugs, as we all know, are a common household menace - and, unfortunately, they are harder to get rid of than you think it is. That’s why it is advisable to ask help from Professional Bed Bug Exterminators, who are well-experienced and know the strategic ways to get rid of them, down from their nests.
But, understanding and knowing what attracts them may help us prevent them from coming into our homes. We can plan ahead and do some preventive measures before they start growing their family! Here are things to look at that attracts bed bugs into your home:
Room and Body Temperature
The first thing you need to know about bed bugs is that they’re attracted to warmth or heat. And we, as humans, are usually the warmest inside the bedroom with our natural body heat - which keeps them attracted to us. They will seek you out and prey on you, especially while you’re sleeping.
Bed bugs are also attracted to carbon dioxide, which is what we produce while we breathe. This is one way of signaling the bed bugs that their prey (us) is asleep. Since we do not move around much during sleep, the carbon dioxide we produce stay around our head which then attracts these pesky bugs.
Bed bugs hate to crawl on your clothes. We would think that wearing long sleeves and pajamas may prevent them from biting you - but this will just cause them to crawl on your uncovered skin, which may be your face or neck. And this is what we would really hate!
Of course, Your Skin!
Bed bugs prey on us by feeding through our skin. And, another fun but terrible fact you should know about bed bugs is that they can live up to a year without feeding. So thinking of applying an everyday essential oil, lotion, or other products isn’t just worth it!
Let’s face it - your surroundings will always work against you in your battle with the bed bugs. There would always be places for the bed bugs to hide and produce - your new mattress, furniture, cabinets, nook and crannies, and more!
Green, yellow, and white - these are the colors that are unattractive to bed bugs - which research says they will like they’re more in the open, making them feel exposed. On the other hand, they prefer black and red sheets. Knowing the colors they hate won’t help you much, because when they get hungry, they will be willing to cross the uncomfortable just to feed!
What to do?!
What can you do about these menacing bed bugs? Well, if you still don’t see signs of them being present, then some preventive measures can be applied. As for them being present, it is best to ask help from Professional Bed Bug Exterminators, as they are not that easy to get rid of with DIY Bed Bug Extermination.
A few ants crawling around your home can lead to their entire colony making your home their home, too! Imagine sharing your supposedly comfortable and clean residence to these irritating crawlers. As homeowners, we should be aware of the causes of certain unwanted happenings in our house - just like having ants around. We should know what attracts them, in this way, we would now how to prevent them from invading our humble abode.
Of course, this is usually the number one reason. Food is what keeps their colony alive and growing. Ants would roam around the world just to look for food source. They live for food in order to keep their life cycle going.
To lessen their attraction from your home, it’s best to keep your home clean. Sweep off those crumbs, throw the garbage outside properly, store foods in airtight containers, stop leaving food outside on the kitchen counter, clean spills - just don’t leave food exposed to them.
Ants can’t leave alone with food, they also drink water. Having excess moisture around your home with water spills, leaking faucet, pool of water, and the likes are like making water readily accessible to them, which they like and need. That’s why it’s also important to maintain your water system and fixtures.
Check regularly for leaks and other abnormal moistures inside and outside of your home. Clean your bathroom floors with scrub and disinfectants. Now, don’t forget your kitchen sink, too - keep the area free of standing water.
There may be no scientific explanation yet for this one, but people have noticed that swarms of flying ants are attracted to areas with light. In fact, we might all have experienced this already. They are usually found swarming around fluorescent lights during hot and humid nights. The most common thing to do to exterminate these swarmers is by using a bug zapper.
Ants need shelter for their colony and would look for a place that would suit their needs in terms of their preferred temperature. They also often use walls as barrier of the shelter of their colony. In order to avoid this, it is best to go through all the cracks and crevices in your home and seal them - this also goes with opening from your windows and doors.
If they do get in your home, there are some easy ways to get rid of ants. For a larger infestation, it is better to ask help from Professional Ant Exterminators. Jersey City Exterminators are experts in keeping ants away from strategic planning and implementations.
Ants are common home invaders which are hard to get rid off. When you leave food or food scraps anywhere in your house, it could attract one ant and one ant is just an ant but that one little soldier can send himself back to its camp to send more back up having the area swarming with more. If you don’t clean your place after eating or clearing your place from food scraps, you have just given the ants a reason to build a colony in your home and eventually will reproduce. In the warm weather, ants are more likely to come and invade our homes, so when the warm weather approaches it is better to be ready. But we’ve got you covered. We provide you the 10 genius ways to keep ants out of your home.
1. Make a trap
Traps are common techniques and strategies to exterminate other insects or pests.
One easy and genius trap for ants is a combination of boric acid, warm water, and the uttermost favorite feed of an ant which is the sugar. First get your trap arena, a plastic container or anything that could be covered and could make a hole at. Mix 1 cup of sugar 3 tablespoons of boric acid and 3 cups of warm water together, make sure to incorporate them all. Place it in your container and leave it in an area you think where the ant’s colony could be close at.
2. Use a chalk
It may seem so simple but it is truly a genius idea. It is a fact that ants won’t cross a chalk line.
Ants won’t cross a chalk line because it disrupts the ants’ pheromone trails causing it to avoid the powdery substance. Draw a chalk line in holes where you think ants come out or draw lines on pathways or door entrances going to your pantry or kitchen.
This little herb is best to spice up our meal, but it is also great to keep ants away.
Peel off a garlic or two and place them in the marching line of those little soldiers or near an ant hole. The tough scent of a garlic will create an invisible forcefield making ants avoid getting close to it.
4. Soap and water mixture
Mix in water and just a small amount of dishwashing liquid in a water bottle spray.
You can use this device to spray at those little soldiers covering their body with the chemicals to eventually kill it and in the same time will wash off their scent trail so the rest of the colony won’t know where to go and reach the food.
5. Baking soda
One of the most useful natural ingredient we use for other problems in our house.
It can also be useful to exterminate ants. Mix baking soda and sugar then place it near ant
holes or areas where ants are most likely to be. The baking soda disrupts the ant’s body chemistry causing them to die.
Vinegar disrupts the pheromone trails of the ants. Spray vinegar in doors, windows or places where ants could enter to block them from continuing. Ants also hate the scent of vinegar.
Ants will avoid areas that are scented with cinnamon. Put drops of cinnamon oil in places where ants are most likely to be. They will avoid the area since ants avoid the scent of a cinnamon.
8. Water Trap
If you are cooling a freshly baked pie or newly cooked meal, get a large bowl or pan put water and put your food in the middle of the water. This will keep the ant not going any further since the water will act as a barrier.
9. Cayenne pepper
Put some of that spice in ant holes or usual paths of ants. Ants don’t like spicy stuff it will cause them to avoid the area.
10. Coffee grounds
Spread coffee ground in ant holes or in foundations of your house. The powerful scent of the coffee disrupts the pheromone trails of ants causing them to get lost.
Ask help from a Professional Ant Exterminator
When things get out o control and you find your self having no time to get rid of these pesky ants, the best solution is to ask help from trusted and skilled workers. Jersey City Exterminators serve Jersey City, New Jersey and the surrounding areas. We have skilled, knowledgeable, and professional exterminators who knows every bits on how to get rid of ants - starting from their nests!
Let’s get to the point - cockroaches are disgusting creatures most of may be facing on a daily basis. We can spot them crawling on the floor, wall, coming out from pipe holes, roaming around the garbage, and seeing them in niches, cracks, damp and dark places. They bring social embarrassment when spotted by guests, and not only that, they can be carriers of infectious bacteria and viruses. Here are reasons why you need to immediately get rid of roaches in your home and business:
Some insect bites may be caused by some species of cockroaches. Although rare, they may still be infectious since cockroaches’ stay in filthy corners. They can nibble on your fingernails and soft skin parts which may lead to a wound. Now, you don’t want their bacteria near any of your wound, right? What do you think happens when they are the actual ones to cause your wound?
Roaches contaminate food and can cause poisoning
Cockroaches can eat just about ANYTHING! From food, soap, leather, plastic, and feces.They can contaminate a food just by simply crawling on it and leaving some of their dead skin, feces, empty egg shells, and other gross stuff that are most likely with bacteria. All of these may lead to food poisoning! One of the worst diseases they are known to carry is Salmonella.
Cockroaches causes Allergies and Asthma
Cockroaches can also trigger allergies to some people. Their saliva contains allergens that can cause unpleasant reactions like sneezing, rashes, and watery eyes. What’s worse is, it can also trigger asthma which can sometimes be life-threatening to others. Simple inhaling their allergens can cause the undesirable complications.
Cockroaches carry diseases
As mentioned, earlier, cockroaches can be carriers of various diseases and viruses. These may come from their saliva, digestive fluids, feces, or just sticking on their body. Some of the diseases they can commonly cause are digestive problems, UTI, and sepsis - which may all be dangerous to one’s health.
Roach Exterminator in Jersey City, New Jersey
The more often you see cockroaches roaming around your business and home will most likely mean you have an infestation already growing nearby. Jersey City Exterminators are professionals in eliminating cockroaches. We are highly-skilled and trained to determine where the infestation is and do proper, customized elimination strategies.
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