What you can do get rid of bed bugs
There has been a disturbing rise in the number of reported outbreaks of bed bugs over the last five years. Bed bugs are some of the hardest pests to get rid of. You may have heard of bed bugs in the old night-time rhyme: "Good night, sleep tight, don't let the bed bugs bite," but most people have never even seen a bed bug.
What Are Bed Bugs?
Bed bugs are extremely small, resembling a tiny roach-like creature. They are able to multiply in number quickly, as many hatch at one time, so getting rid of bed begs can be a very difficult task. Bed bugs thrive on blood as mosquitoes do. They suck your blood and leave you with a red and itchy bite mark, which also resembles that of mosquitoes. Bed bugs can also carry many diseases.
Bed bugs prefer to make their homes in mattresses, old furniture, carpets and drapes. They can be found in hotels, dorms as well as just about anywhere in your home. You might even mistake them for roaches.
Protecting yourself and your home can be more difficult than you had hoped, but there are some precautions you can take to avoid a bed bug infestation. First, take caution when you travel: check hotel rooms thoroughly for signs of bed bugs, and demand a different room -- or a different building altogether -- to prevent bed bugs from hitching a ride home in your luggage. There are some sprays and other products on the market that may help you deter bugs too, so you may want to add a couple of those to your prevention routine.
How to Get Rid of Bed Bugs
You can learn how to kill bed bugs on your own. Most places that sell do-it-yourself pest controls will carry something that will cleanse your home of bed bugs. You will have the choice of insecticide sprays, powders, foggers and more.
But getting rid of bed bugs can be harder than you think – in most cases, you will need an exterminator. If the infestation is considerably bad, you may have to throw away your mattress altogether. Using a professional to clear your home of bed bugs will guarantee you relief, and will be much quicker than you could have handled yourself.
You should also seal up cracks and crevices where bed bugs may hide. They like to live in or near the bed, but they can live just about anywhere in your home, and they only come out at night. Be sure to treat everything thoroughly, and keep your home as clean as possible, so you will be able to notice signs of bed bugs immediately.
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