Everything you need to know about pests
Bed bug infestation is a big problem. They do not only cause itchy bites and generally bring annoyance to their hosts but they are also hard to detect. A bed bug bite is not even a reliable indicator of an infestation since they can look like other insect bites as well as hives and even rashes.
Bed bugs are carriers of more than 40 human diseases so this pest should be eliminated once detected. Eliminating them while their number has not reached an alarming quantity can save you money and even your sanity.
How Do Bed Bugs Spread
If you travel frequently and sleep in hotels, there is a huge chance that you have brought bed bugs in your home. The presence of bed bugs is not an indication that a place is clean though. Even five-star hotels and resorts have them.
Bed bugs travel by clinging to clothing, briefcases, luggage, furnishings, and appliances.
And here’s another interesting fact about bed bugs: they can travel more than 100 feet in just one single night! This pesky pest is indeed a prolific traveler.
Where Do Bed Bugs Hide
Bed bugs are present five to eight feet where people sleep. But if they thrive in such proximity, why don’t we see them often?
Bed bugs are parasitic insects that hide in crevices during the day. They can be found in bed frames, headboards, mattresses, box springs, behind wallpaper, and other places and objects near the bed such as clothes and curtains. Even pets, as well as pet beddings and certain types of stuffed toys, can harbor bed bugs. This parasitic insect also lives temporarily in backpacks and even in seats in buses, cinemas, and trains.
How To Get Rid of Bed Bugs
Bed bug removal is not an easy task. If you decide to do the job yourself, you have to do it thoroughly so that they can be completely removed.
The first thing that you must do is to remove all clutter in the room where there is a bed bug infestation. Bag all items to prevent the spread of bed bugs to the other parts of the house. Infested items must be washed and thoroughly dried.
Treat all cracks and crevices as well as fabric seams and folds with an insecticide labeled for bed bugs. To ensure the complete elimination of bed bugs, use different methods multiple times since they are known to develop immunity for certain products and can also avoid places that have been treated.
If you think that you haven’t completely removed them even if you have done the bed bug removal process for several times, do not hesitate to seek a professional exterminator.