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Understand and control Bed Bugs

Bed bugs are wingless and small insects, which feed on human blood. Bed bugs are particularly found in beds and mattresses. Bed bugs have highly developed mouth parts with which they pierce the skin of humans and feed on their blood. Their bite is actually painless but can cause irritations and swellings. Bed bugs do not transmit diseases but their presence and feeding can cause irritations. If a mattress contains bed bugs in it them it is difficult to sleep on it. The following are some of the hiding spots of bed bugs

  • Mattresses.
  • Bed sheets and blankets.
  • Beneath edges of wallpaper, wall clocks.
  • Between cracks of wooden floors.
  • Carpet.
  • Furniture, upholstery.
  • Cracks, crevices.

Bed bugs often travel from place to another by hiding in luggages, furnitures and beddings. Bed bugs are highly available in hotels, motels, hostels and many other places. Bed bugs can invade any house but a good hygiene can discourage the growth of bed bugs throughout the home. Cleaning home regularly can reveal the presence of bed bugs in earlier stages. The following are some of the suggestion to get rid of bed bugs.

  • Wash, vacuum the mattresses and bedding regularly.
  • Wash bedding using hot water
  • Vacuum mattresses and leave them in the sun for as long as possible.
  • Steam clean carpets in your home.
  • Spray pesticides in holes, cracks and many other hiding spots of bed bugs.
  • Check your luggage and bedding when you leave hotels, hotels and motels.

Though you take preventive measure in eradicating bedbugs they may invade your home. If you find the infestation of bed bugs in your home then call a professional. The professional will have the knowledge and pest control methods to treat them.

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