Bedbugs are bedtime horror in any home or hotel room, responsible for many a sleepless night. Here’s everything you need to know to identify and get rid of these nasty insects.
Before you start pointing fingers at the reasons your home is infested or why you do or don’t, have a bedbug problem, you need to know this.
Stuff To Note:
Bedbugs don’t care if your home is neat or messy. They only care that their food source, a.k.a. people are nearby. There’s also no evidence they transmit diseases. The real threat: itchy red bites.
Not everyone will have skin reaction to bedbug bites.
It’s actually surprisingly common for one person to become the host or the person getting all the bites, while their spouse or partner will get no bites at all. But if you wake up with numerous bites, especially under your clothes, it could be bedbugs.
Travelling isn’t the only way to pick them up. As they can easily be carried into the house on second-hand furniture, so inspect such items very carefully.
How To Get Rid Of Them:
The first step is searching your furnishings, particularly along and behind the headboard and sides of the mattress. Bedbugs will hole up in furniture, along baseboards, in cracks in walls and, yes, in beds. Look for black stains as they leave behind blood and faecal matter and discarded moulted skins.
As soon as you determine you have bedbugs, isolate clothing, and start putting them into clean plastic bags. Accuracy is very important, so pinpoint the areas and rooms that need treatment and act swiftly.
Quickly get written quotes licensed exterminators detailing their course of action, including pesticides, traps, and/or heat treatments they’ll use and how and where they’ll use them.
Most people will probably only deal with bedbugs once in their life, if at all. Asking the company about their success rate and if their treatment comes with a guarantee, should their efforts not be successful is crucial for your own protection.