Saying Good Bye to Bed Bugs
Bed bugs are one of the most persistent parasites and pests on the
planet. Because they are so tiny, and they have the uncanny ability to
get through small cracks and crevices, it is impossible to get rid of
them using physical means like scrubbing surfaces or applying
Thus, to treat bed bugs infestation, you should not take risks. You
should seek help from the professionals who know what they are doing more
than you do when it comes to treating or controlling bed bugs.
Bed bug bites and diseases
Health organizations from around the globe will attest that bed bugs do
not spread out any plague or disease. Although, when bed bugs bite, they
leave saliva under the skin of their host, bed bugs do not cause or
transfer any disease.
That separates bed bugs from other blood-sucking insects like mosquitoes,
which transfer malaria, dengue and a host of other ailments.
However, bed bug bites do irritate skin and leave itchy and uncomfortable
marks. Sometimes, bed bug bites may look like mosquito or bites of other
Hence, bed bugs may not pose serious health hazards. But the itchiness
and irritation bed bugs’ bites will cause your body is enough reason for
you to seek to treat infestation of bed bugs in your home.
You may develop blemished skin or may have lot of itch-wounds if bedbugs
keep on biting you. Allergic reactions also happen to other bitten
people. These allergies can sometimes lead to serious skin situations.
Planning the attack
If you plan to treat bed bugs infestation at home, you will have to
develop a strategy that has been thoroughly and carefully planned.
Before contacting the local pest control operator in your area, be
prepared to be asked to discard or throw several things or equipment in
the room that may be a living ground or habitat for bed bugs.
Most of the time, bed bugs living inside beds can never be treated. That
is because they are so tiny, they may creep to the tiniest opening or
hole in beds. Pesticides treatment may almost always be futile in
assuring the 100% treatment of bed bugs.
However, discarding beds and other things is not that simple. Treating
bed bugs infestation in your home does not require or mean you will have
to neglect protection of your neighbors and other people from the
Thus, disposal of things infested with bed bugs need some more attention.
Sometimes, the thing may have to be burned. At times, the thing will have
to be enclosed into bags so that bed bugs will not be able to transfer to
other things or areas.
Because adult bed bugs can last almost a year without feeding, if the
infested thing is not burned, it is advised that the thing should not be
exposed to or near contact to any potential host, like humans and pet
The once-infested room will also have to be thoroughly cleaned to treat
or get rid of eggs that may have been left by the exterminated adult
Prevention is better than cure
They say prevention is better than cure or treatment. Cleanliness and
hygiene is the most basic way or measure to prevent bed bugs from
If you are into traveling, make sure the hotel or rooms you have stayed
in are bed bugs-free. Otherwise, your clothes and baggage will carry them
and you will return home not alone, but with lots of unlikely transients
Regular room check up or professional visits from pest control personnel
is also advisable. Because these professionals know more about pest
infestation than you do, you should seek their advise and help if you
want to determine if your room is infested, or much more, if you want to
get rid of bed bugs in your home.
If your room is infested with bed bugs, transferring to another place is
not a solution. For as long as you will be carrying the cabinets, bed or
other furniture with you, chances are, you are also carrying in bed bugs
Overall, to warp things up, treating bed bugs infestation begins at your
self. Hygiene and education about bed bugs will be of great help. So keep
on knowing and researching about bed bugs and seek professional help when
you suspect infestation.