Posts tagged "information"

How to Get Rid of Bed Bugs in Home

Getting rid of the bed bugs in the homes is one of the most daunting tasks many people have always faced. However, this is owing to the fact that they are not endowed with adequate tips that they can employ in a bid to finish the bed bug nuisance. But what are these bed bugs?

Bed bugs are simply small, oval shaped and brownish insects. They normally thrive on animal; and human blood. The adult ones normally grow to a maturity size of the apple seeds. Having fed on blood satisfactorily, their bodies normally swell and turn reddish in color. These insects have no wings and therefore cannot fly. However, they are very swift when it comes to moving on ceilings, walls and floors. The female ones lay numerous eggs, though very minute ones over a period of time. Despite the fact that bed bugs are perceived to be nuisance, it is nonetheless imperative to acknowledge the fact that they are not disease transmitters. Read More →

Bed Bugs Inspection – Where to Look

Bedbugs are one of the most difficult pests to get rid off, and the first step to solving a problem is knowing that you have one. Visual inspection of bedbugs, bedbugs droppings or even bedbugs eggs can go a long way in helping in their extermination and also in the prevention of further infestations. Bedbugs can live in the mattress, the bed frame, in the gap behind the wall, in couches, sofas anywhere where people sleep. If you have a large colony of bedbugs, you will be able to see live bedbugs, but most people are only able to see signs of bedbugs such as bedbug skins, excrement or blood stains.

The Bed Linen

While inspecting for bed bugs the best place to start is the bed linen. Remove all bedding sheets down to the bottom sheet. Check for blood stains or excrement. Usually, if the linen hasn’t been changed this itself is a dead giveaway of existence of bedbugs. After you are done inspecting the bed sheets, if you still suspect bedbugs soak the bed sheets in hot water for at least 20 minutes. This should kill any bedbugs or bedbugs eggs that you might have missed. Be sure to check pillow covers and seams. If there is a bedbug infestation in the pillows its best to dispose of them and get new ones. Read More →

Top Ten Things You Should Know about Bedbugs

With the number of bedbug infestations at an all time high in 2014, people are well aware of these pesky little bugs and the risks they pose. Your best defense against these little bloodsuckers is to be armed and ready with the knowledge on how best to prevent them from moving in to your home and making themselves comfortable. In this article, we discuss ten things you should know about bedbugs.

Bedbugs hitchhike

Bedbugs are only about the size of an apple seed and if you aren’t actively searching for them the chances are, you won’t notice them as they hitch a ride on your suitcase or in the seams of your jacket. Wherever you stay, a hotel, even a friend’s home, it’s a good idea to check your clothing and belongings before leaving to ensure you don’t take home an unwanted Bedbug or two.

Seal all cracks and crevices

Bedbugs generally hide during the daytime and come out at night to feed. During the day, they’ll hide in the cracks and crevices of your home, usually close to their food source (humans). Don’t leave them anywhere to take root, seal all cracks and crevices.

Daytime and nighttime feeders

Despite their name, bedbugs go where ever they need to, no matter the time of day, in order to feed on humans.

Heat is their worst enemy

While bedbugs have proven resistant to some chemicals, heat is their worst enemy. If you’ve found an infestation, heat treatment is your best option but it’s best you call in the professionals who know what they’re doing.

Bedbugs aren’t fussy eaters

Messy homes, clean homes, old, young, rich or poor, it’s all the same to bedbugs. If you’re human that’s enough for them.

They go where the food is

If you think changing rooms will thwart the bedbugs efforts to feed, you’re mistaken. They go where the food is and will follow you where ever you go, thus spreading the infestation further.

Let the professionals deal with them

While you can cause bedbugs some significant problems by hunting them down and sealing cracks etc, you should never attempt fumigation on your own. Likewise, don’t use bug bombs or foggers as these will only cause the bugs to disperse and spread them throughout your home and even to your neighbors. If you find them, as early as possible, get the professionals in to do the job.

Not all bites appear the same

You can’t rely on the bites alone as an indicator you have bedbugs. No two bites are the same and you may confuse them with mosquito or biting fly bites.

Sniff them out

You can tell you have a bedbug infestation when there is an unexplained bitter or musty smell in the air.

Bed bugs may be making a comeback but armed with the right knowledge, you can prevent them from coming anywhere near your home. Should you discover an infestation however, don’t take them on alone unless you know what you are doing. Send for the professionals so you can rest easy at night.