Bed bugs are small pests that are found in houses in places that have little or no light at all, and they usually suck blood from human beings and other animals as well. There are many places that these pests can hide within the house as long as there is poor lighting in those places and there is easy access to someone or an animal to suck blood from. They commonly hide inside furniture tools such as chairs, beds, tables, and cabinets because they have small spaces in their joints where they can fit well and enjoy the darkness within those places without being noticed easily. It is also very common to find the bed bugs inside other materials things in the house such as the clothes, the carton boxes, the bed sheets and the mattress because here, they feel safe because of the darkness and can be sure to find a person to suck from.
It easy to transfer the bed bugs from a house or other place that has them into your own house without even knowing and therefore it is important to be cautious to prevent such from happening. The bugs can be transferred from one place to another by crawling onto clothes and luggage when you visit the house that is infested, when you buy second-hand items for domestic use from the person, or they can even crawl and hide in your laptop while you stay in an infested hotel room. There are many ways to prevent these pests from spreading from some other place into your own house. One a way of avoiding infestation is by washing the clothes, beddings, and furniture you buy from someone so that any pests on them dies before getting inside your house.
Bed bugs can be known to exist in a place by looking keenly at the signs that show their presence in the house. A common method to know that your house is infested is by observing your skin when you wake up and if it is itchy with some spots, the bugs might exist. Another indication to watch out for is if there are any shed skin and eggs on your clothes, bed, bags or cracks on other furniture tools in the house.
Immediately after establishing that your house has bugs, you should begin to kill them and finish them by using the right methods. The most common methods used for killing the bugs is by either spraying the house with the recommended pesticide or by washing every single item that is inside the house using boiled water which should be poured into every part of the affected things and all joints of the furniture to ensure all the bugs hiding are killed.