Managing Infestations of Bedbugs and How to Avoid Them
Finding out you have pests at home be can alarming and difficult to address even if we see them easily running from one corner to another, so imagine the idea of having tiny, obscure pests that are well hidden in your favorite sofa or your comfy bed where you sleep every night. This is typically the scenario with the tiny pests in your bed called bedbugs, for obvious reasons, as they are so small in size and usually only come out night in the dark which makes them all the more difficult to see, meaning you cannot easily address them until you see them with your own eyes.
Their tiny size can easily make them nearly invisible especially if you do not look close enough, as identifying bedbugs will also need a little knowledge and awareness to know what you need to look for. Although most people are unaffected by bedbug bites, those with allergies or are more sensitive to insect bites can suffer from obvious marks left by their bite, commonly on your exposed parts, which are clustered welts that often turn into itchy blisters, with people also varying in reaction and severity of rashes.
While it is commonly thought that bedbugs are only found in dirty places, they can actually be found in clean homes as well as unlike other pests that thrive on dirt, bedbugs feed on blood, and therefore only require humans or their pets to live and multiply. Typically, bedbug infestations begin when you have brought in some items that already have bedbugs in it, such as second hand or even new furniture items, or your luggage bags that you have brought home from a hotel or from another home with an existing infestation, and other items like linens, soft toys, and even your clothing that can easily carry the bugs and transfer them around.
When taking home items that are possible carriers of bedbugs, it is always best to wash them thoroughly before they get in contact with anything at home. Putting these items into vacuumed bags and sealing it tight for a couple of days can also suffocate and kill the bugs, a step you can also do with other items that might be infested too.
Understanding what you need to look out for when detecting bedbug infestation is the first thing you need to identify what you have to get rid of in the first place, so it is important that you know their appearance (flat, oval, and brown) including that of their feces, eggs, and the skin they have shed. In case you do not want to be bothered or are too busy to sort it yourself, just leave it with the professionals, as pest control companies will surely know best how to address bedbug infestation faster than it will take to do it yourself.