Can’t sleep well on your bed! Suffering from constant itching problem. Feels like bugs biting ya? You have been waking up daily at midnight and felt like something’s crawling on ya. Kind of goofy, isn’t it ! Believe it or not, its bed bug infestation in your bed. Gives goosebumps, right ? well don’t be scared. It just small bugs hiding inside your bed, call em vampire’s of the bug world. ‘The bed bug’ hide in your bed and suck blood out of you when you’re sleeping.
What is a bed bug? probably now this is your question. Isn’t it ?
‘Bed bugs’ is a common term used for Cimex pilosellus (western US) and Cimex adjunctus (entire eastern US).
These are small bugs that feed on human blood and mostly active during the night.They pierce your skin and feed themselves by withdrawing blood from you through elongated beaks. Feeding up to ten to twelve minutes before they crawl and leave you.
What are the problems they can cause? This is one of the most important question people generally ask and should ask.
Bed bugs generally feed from bare or open/uncovered parts of the skin by piercing their elongated beaks in you. So other than skin problems these bugs are innocent.
Most bedbug bites are painless at first, but later turn into itchy welts. For those who love their skin, these guys can be serious threat. Bed bug bites are not easily traceable, so you might end up blaming the poor mosquitoes and flies, to ensure bug bite you have to identify them.
How will you identify them, if you don’t know how to detect them.
So, detecting a bed bug is easy. These are small blood-sucking insects that can live in cracks and crevices in and around your bed.
The signs that you should look for while searching them are, rusty or reddish stains on bed sheets or mattresses. Bed bugs leave such stains when they get crushed, tiny egg shell about 1 mm, or pale yellow bug skin shed by nymphs when they cast it while growing up.
How to kill them? You can’t kill them totally, but you can always reduce their number.To do so there are certain techniques that might come handy.
Kill them with natural bug powders.No of bug powders are available in markets which you can easily avail.spread that on areas where chances are to find bugs. This will take a week, but it’s effective if done repeatedly.
Secondly, kill them with heat or cold, whichever you prefer. You can kill the bed bugs by keeping the infected object in extreme heat situation or extreme cold situation.
Who can help? There are multiple companies in the city who can help. Just Google them, call the nearest one from you.
The best thing about them would be, they are professionals and their work yield you guaranteed results. Professionals are trained to use the techniques used for bed bug killing.Trying those techniques at home by self can be dangerous.
Precautions for future.
Once you have gained control on situation and everything is under control, just relax but take future precautions.
Cover power outlets.Store your clothes inside a vacuum sealed container, and be aware of bug signs.Vacum the floors and your pets bed regularly, clean the litter. Keep checking your furniture, bed mattress should be covered. Double check used items while purchasing them. Beware of bed bugs in public places,Don’t use unsourced coverings, use your own one’s
Bed bugs enter through coats of pets, rodents, or birds.Do not allow them entry because of your negligence.Repair the damaged parts and apply silicone caulk to cracks.