Tuesday, 31 October 2017
If we are asked to identify some of the worst pests in homes, there are reasons to believe that we would most certainly include bed bugs as one. They are without any doubt one of the most stubborn and nasty pests. They are known to survive in the toughest of conditions and once they make a place for themselves in homes and offices, it might be a tough task getting rid of them.
Before we are able to find ways and means to attack this problem, we need to answer some basic question. First and foremost to understand the answer to the question as to why there is bedbugs. Only when are able to find out the reasons for their presence, we will be able to attack the root of the problem.
How Do They Look
The adult bed-bugs grow approximately around 4 to 5 mm long and they generally are the size of an apple seed. They do not have wings and therefore they cannot afford to fly. They are reddish brown in color. The abdomens are darker in color because of blood which is digested. Males usually have a tapered abdomen when compared to females. Reaction to bites depends from person to person. Some report mild itching and burning while other could report severe burning and rashes.
How Does The Problem Of Bed Bugs Start
Bed bugs do not come out of the blue. In most cases they do not cling to people. However, it is possible that they could get accidentally caught in our purse, laptop bags, suitcases and even the clothing which might be wearing. Once they are in any our belongings they can move to the new home, offices, hotels, schools, hospitals or other such place. It would be wrong to assume that they prefer dirty places. Sanitation has never been a favorite add-on for bed bugs because they are known as deadly hitch-hikers and can make any place their home within the shortest period of time.
Hence this is a very important point that must be kept in mind when it comes to answering the question why there is bedbugs. In spite of the best efforts to keep these nasty pests at bay, it is quite possible that they could find some way to slip through and make your home or office as their place of rest and reproduction.
Where Do They Like To Stay
It also is important for us to find out the places where they prefer to live. This would help you to target these hiding places and find out ways by which they can be exterminated. They would like undisturbed and dark places as their homes. Crevices in furniture and bed baseboards are considered to be comfortable hiding places for them. Warmth and carbon dioxide from human beings attract them. They are active during the night and many of them cannot see properly in bright light.
They are found in large numbers where there is a big turnover of people. Hotels and motels are few such examples. They have the capability to move from one room to another and also from one building to another if they are located adjacently.
They take birth from eggs and grow into a nymph before graduating into a full adult. Female bed bugs can lay around 200 to 500 eggs at a time and they prefer rough surfaces. The eggs hatch within six to seventeen days. They are stubborn pests and adults can stay without feeding for almost one year.
How Do They Spread
They are known to spread if their resting place is disturbed. This could include moving furniture, disassembling them and also because of wrong application of pesticides. Absence of food or no host could make them to move to neighboring rooms, homes and even buildings.
Lack staying place or shortage could also lead to migration. Infested furniture and clothing is also one more reason for migration. Vacuum cleaners used in multiple rooms could also be one more reason.
How To Get Rid Of Them
Now that we know as to how and where bed bugs come from, we should not have too much of a problem in getting rid of them. First and foremost, you must try and prevent these pests from getting into the home or office in the first place. If you are coming out from a tour and have suitcases, briefcases, laptop covers and even dresses, it would be advisable to sterilize them and disinfect them.
This many not be always possible in areas like hotels and motels where there is a big turnover of people. In these places, intelligent and thorough use of pesticides and insecticides is perhaps the only way out. You must also try and keep furniture that is relatively free from crevices and other hiding places. You would do better to check your room doors and repair any crevices and cracks so that their hiding places can be identified and sealed.
Prepare The Place For Treating Bed Bugs
Before getting down to actual treatment of bed bug removal, quite a bit of preparation is necessary. You will have to segregate items in the rooms that are infested with bed bug and which are free from infestation. Cover them up properly and only then should you move to the next room.
Attack The Tufts, Crevices, Cracks And Folds Of The Home
There are a few bed bug treatment products that cannot be used all the places. These pests also have the capability of building resistance to certain pyrethroids. Hence you may have to adopt and go in for multiple approaches and strategies including use of well chosen and well thought out bed bug kits. They are specifically suited for treating the hiding places of bed bugs including cracks, crevices, and folds and so on.
At the end of the day, there is hardly any doubt that treating bed bug infestation can be classified into a few major steps. First and foremost you must identify where to these pests come from. Once this has been identified, you must find out ways by which you could isolate them and get on with the treatment required to exterminate them and prevent them from coming back. </p>
Saturday, 23 September 2017
The bed of the error can be found inside the cabinet drawers, among the wallpapers, and in the corners. By accurately detecting where they are hiding, helps you to mitigate your actions and decide where you plan to attack. To begin with, you need to accurately determine the place where the bugs lie so that you can mark the treatment. If he sits on the couch, find flashy pillows and pillows to discover where they are hiding. If you are bitten while you sleep, check the mattress. Bed bugs can be found even in electrical outlets, while spaces are enough so that they can hide.
Wash and disinfect
Mattresses are one of the most common places where errors are found on the bed. If you want to continue using the mattress, clean the line of stitches and slits and attach it with a plastic sheet. This will put an end to false errors on the insertion inside the mattress. Take a vacuum cleaner with a removable nozzle and draw it over the surface of the furniture that was damaged by the bed. Make sure to get a corner and stitches where you can hide them from the view.
Once you have discovered where bedbugs lie, at this point, you must clean or disinfect everything that they have affected.
Repair all cracks and replace damaged wallpaper
After working with mattresses and furniture, you should now work on the outside walls of the house. Seal cracks around the windowsills and doors with caulk to avoid random places of shelter. These areas give false errors to another option for hiding, if not repaired or regularly serviced.
Also, bugs are identified, which are in the tension between the wallpaper and the wall. At some point you can realize how the wallpaper turns around; it could be from under the bed hiding under it. Before replacing wallpaper, clean these areas with a vacuum cleaner. If possible, make an effort to use an artificial substance for paper and glue.
Do it regularly
After you have taken steps to find sanitation and eliminate all the various problems associated with bed bugs, do it regularly so that you can prevent it again and again. Bloody mistakes attract dull and hidden environments that allow them to hide and thrive in loved ones around people. Avoid this by keeping your house clean and in good condition and periodically checking your sheets. Be sure to take out the garbage every day, wash or dry all underwear, you must vacuum the carpets at least once a week or every two weeks to avoid problems with bedbugs. And, above all, keep the residential areas dry and spacious, so you stay away from bed bugs, one of the most unpleasant pests there, and keep your house in a great, inhabited condition.
Know the signs of the danger of contracting the bed. Bloody bugs like to stay close to the beds, so check your sheets and mattresses for signs of small bloodstains from crushed insects and black dots caught mistakes in feces. Do not forget the headboard, side tables, and an alarm clock. Bloody mistakes often like living in cracks and crevices of things.
How to fix problems with bedbugs, of course, at home
Waking up with small red scars on the back? Beware: you are trapped! Find these pests and eliminate them as quickly as possible to avoid full-scale infection! Bloody mistakes are what we all come across, and sometimes there is a temptation to just go the chemical route and get it over with. Think about it. Most products on the market that claim to get rid of bed bugs quickly and effectively contain a large number of toxins.
They not only damage the health of people but also harm the environment. Compared to poisoning your house and possibly harming your pet, if you have one, the natural way is to press the right button. You will not only save your family from toxic chemical effects but will also help create a cleaner and cleaner environment!
Work with a bed frame and a headboard
In most cases with bed bugs, infection occurs either in the spring of the mattress/box, or in the bed frame. Therefore, cleaning should begin here. It is known that the combination of light natural pesticides and evacuation works. This is especially useful if the mattress was the owner because you can not wash it without risking more dangerous problems than bed bugs, such as mold and mold. Be sure to remove all the eggs from these key areas.
Natural pesticides are just as effective
Yes, the little-known fact that people are gradually beginning to come that natural pesticides are as effective as commercial ones, if not more. They are cost-effective and non-toxic and, as is known, have been successful in combating infections on the bed. One of the most commonly used is diatomaceous earth, which is a completely organic powder derived from aquatic plants. Just sprinkle powder lightly where the problems with the bed are particularly unpleasant, and your problems need to be resolved.
Lavender oil is effective and pleasant
Historically, some essential oils have been used to solve the problem of infection of ticks in general and bed bugs, in particular. They say that tea tree oil, lavender, peppermint, and eucalyptus, among other things, can keep bedbugs on land with their strong odor.
Lavender oil especially showed that it is a very effective repellent of bed bugs and, of course, quite natural. You can dump a little concentrated oil along the corners of the bed frame, and the effect will persist for several days.
Tea Tree Oil has several advantages
Tea tree oil is another miracle essential oil, which is especially useful when working with bedbugs. It smells great, and also has powerful antibacterial properties. Tea tree oil can be used to clean around the house, and a few drops can be added to clothes and bedding before washing them. A 2% solution of oil and warm water can also be sprayed onto the infected surfaces, and errors in bed will be aware that they have met their match.
Sunday, 27 August 2017
Until in the recent years bedbugs have been considered uncommon in Singapore. The re-emergence of bedbugs is seen bedrooms and hotels rooms has become a big problem. Bedbugs are tiny wingless reddish-brown insects that suck blood from humans. They are known to hide in cracks and crevices in wooden furniture, walls, mattresses and wooden floorboards and emerge at night to feed from humans. Unclean living conditions provide a condusive environment for bedbugs to thrive and breed. Mostly this bugs are able to be transported from one place to another on human bodies or through luggages. Travellers sleeping in different hotels mostly promote the spread of this bugs in hotels and bedrooms by carrying them in clothes and their luggage. This explains the rampant spread of bedbugs in Singapore in the recent years
· Bedbugs mostly feed on humans(most preferred hosts) when they are asleep because of their norctunal nature.
They don’t provide suitable bedroom companions because when you sleep they have to feed in order to survive. They can bite you hundreds of times without you noticing or feeling. Bedbug bites are very painless because of the presence of an anaesthetic in their saliva making the pinching effects of their bites not to be felt. The presence of the anticoagulant substance on the saliva, may cause other people to develop allergic reactions
· Allergic reactions range from one individual to another with some being mild and other they develop to become severe.
All this reactions depend on a person`s individual immune system when exposed to the bugs bites. Bedbug bites cause various harm to the body. The bites make the skin makes the skin itchy developing red bumps or blisters. Exposed parts of the body are the ones vulnerable to this bites.They include the face, neck, legs and arms. In severe infestations this red bumps appear all over the body.
· Those that have been bitten often often show discomfort and are seen to scratch on the itchy spots and peel off skin.
The exposed ares after skin is peeled of may become infected. When this wounds heal they leave a scarring or an increased pigmentation of skin which appear as black spots on the skin.
· Timely treatment of these bites and trying to avoid scratching of the skin will significantly assist in avoiding the undesirable skin pigmentations and scars. Treatment of this skin pigmentation can be done using various forms of sunscreen and lightening creams that are available for use in various medical outlets in Singapore.
· Apart from the bites, you can easily tell that you have a bedbug infestation in your room,home or within a hotel.
A good sign that is easy to notice is the blood stains on your bedsheets or small dark spots on the beddings. It is possible to spot one or two live insects crawling on your beddings or even the shedded skins of the bedbugs. You can also notice existence of dark black stains on the mattresses and this is bedbug excreta.
· These itching effects of bedbugs on the humanbody by bedbugs can easily be controlled by deploying control measures that will help minimise their spread.
In Singapore several methods and techniques are being used to control these rather disburbing bugs. Many different pest control experts have come up with these different techniques and methods. Some people think that replacement of the infested mattresses from bedrooms and hotels help in controlling these bugs of which is not necessary. To avoid infestation to your mattresses there is a special product that is able to completely seal your mattresses prevent an attack from this insects.
· Long term treatment of bedbugs has been seen as a problem over the years and success of long term treatment cannot be guaranteed by most pest control companies.
The longterm treatment is not possible as bedbugs can be re introduced into the homes or even hotel environment. They is no agreed upon technique has been considered to be the most effective making people to look on the internet the best way available. Control of bedbugs can be at a personal level or you can hire pest control company to help control the bedbugs. When treating of bedbugs most people tend to concentrate on the personal belongings like mattresses and they forget that can thrive too in walls,wooden chairs,curtains and even electrical outlets.
· The fact that Singapore is a developed country with a large population within the middleclass level makes pest control a big issue among its residents. Bedbug infestation has has grown to be a reason for discomfort and suffering for the people of Singapore as a whole.
· There are many ways that pest control measure are adapted in bedrooms and many hotels over the years.
Companies have deployed the use of chemicals for treatment of bedbugs. Fumigation is one of the methods that is widley used in Singapore.it basically involves use of a gaseous pesticide that is filled within the infected areas.
· These pesticides are mostly harmful when they are not handled properly and can cause harm to human health.
Powders is also another form of pestcides that have gotten a wide usage in control of bedbugs. They can be used as a preventive measure to inhibit the movement of bedbugs from one area to another a good example is movement of bedbugs from one ares to your bed. The effective of usage of powder is in areas that is hard to reach for example the cracks and crevices. Powder pesticides are usually very harmless to people and even pets.When applied, the powders attach to the skin scratching it and thereby causing dehydration to the bedbugs.
· With the rise of infestation of bedbugs in Singapore its is easier to be affected by these bugs as we go about our normal activities.
This has made the demand for pest control products to be very high making pest control companies thrive as people of Singapore try the best method to solve this rising menace of bedbugs. Use on natural methods is also being advocated for in Singapore because it has no side effects. Buying of this pesticides should also be with care so as to spot any counterfeit products on the market that may end up causing us more harm than causing harm to the bedbugs we are trying to eradicate
Monday, 31 July 2017
Bedbugs are little, nighttime, wingless bugs. They belong to the Cimicidae family of insects. They feast upon people and other warm blooded creatures. They are oval shaped and measure up to 4-5 mm in length when completely developed. Grown-up bed bugs have a smoothed body and their color of skin is either rust brown or a dark brown.
Similar to all animals, bed bugs incline toward specific things about the regions that they live in. While they may have the capacity to live pretty much anyplace, these insects do have inclinations. So where does bedbug come from?
Bedbugs originate from where there is action. Since bed bugs go by hitchhiking, they can come from places with high rates of turnover in the human populace. Whenever you have many individuals going back and forth, there's an expanded hazard that somebody will convey a couple of bed bugs into the building. Home owners of single family homes have a lower danger of getting bed bugs.
Once in your home, bed bugs can hasten rapidly to another concealing spot: behind baseboards, under wallpapers, inside switch plates, or in furniture creases. Then it's simply a matter of time before they start duplicating. A solitary female may land at your doorstep with enough eggs to produce hundreds of bedbugs.
Places Where Bedbugs can originate from
If you spend the night in a hotel, motel, or resort, regardless of how perfect and well kept, make certain to check for bed bugs. While these are not by any means the only places you'll lift bed bugs up, they are at the highest priority where bedbug come from.
If you use public means for transportation, make certain to look out for these bugs and the signs they leave. Such signs incorporate a locker room smell, dark fecal deposits, insect shells, and blood stains.
If you get utilized furniture from the side of the street or buy some second hand, it is critical to look at them intently for dark streaks, shed bug housings, and blood stains. Bed bugs don't simply cover up in beds. The cracks in furniture offer a good habitat for them.
New clothes can also come with bedbugs. It doesn't make a difference the value of your dress that you purchase or if your new outfit has been purchased from the most costly stores in your general vicinity. Indeed, even such esteemed stores have had their personal run with the bugs as well. These costly stores often get every day shipments of dress, shoes or adornments and these abhorred bugs can land in a case of scarves or some other shipment for that matter.
When visitors come for a stay at your home, they may carry bed bugs with them without knowing. The bugs could originate from their home or they could have lifted them up through their hair or luggage while voyaging. A decent safety measure is to wash all their bedding on the most sizzling temperature once they have withdrawn.
When your children visit a companion's home, they could carry bed bugs home with them. Knowing how to identify bed bugs and their eggs can keep an invasion. Look at all things brought once again into the house, particularly the creases.
Bed bugs can get back home with you from work. If you comprehend what bed bug nibbles seem as though, you may perceive the danger before you bring it home. The nibbles from bed bugs are normally in a line or a group, and are frequently encompassed by a rash.
How can you avoid from getting tainted by bedbugs?
Avoid Clutter in your House
Bed bugs feast upon blood not on waste. All things considered, cleanliness does not capture the spread of invasion straightforwardly. The possibility that dirt causes bedbugs invasions is not true. However cleanliness, by denying the bed bugs some of their concealing spots, does back off the invasion. And keeping in mind that foulness does not profit bed bugs at all, messiness does. The more jumbled your home, the all the more concealing spots for the bed bugs, and the harder it will be to dispose of them.
Clean New Clothing
Never buy any attire and promptly hang the things in your storage room. Everything must be placed in the dryer first. When you purchase any new dress, even clothing or socks, towels, sheets, shoes and so forth after bringing them home, you ought to promptly put them in your garments dryer. Turn your machine on for around 20 minutes set for the most noteworthy temperature accessible. The warmth should execute the bed bugs and in addition their eggs.
On the flip side of the scale be particularly cautious about acquiring merchandise from the thrift stores since you never know where the things originated from or what was put away in the area preceding its landed at the shop.
Since bed bugs have level bodies they can cover up in a wide range of impossible spots concealed. It is their capacity to shroud so totally out of view that has offered emerge to the misconception that bed bugs are small to the point that they can't be seen by naked eyes. Bed bugs can in certainty be seen since they are around 4 mm long. Indeed, even their eggs, which are around 1 mm long, can be seen.
Look in zones, for example, you're family room, your covered regions, your different beds and bedroom furniture. Make a point to look in districts that are dull, splits that are apparent and in modest fissure that exist. You are not prone to discover them outside, but rather they can be stowing away in your pet's bedding also. Professionals can be of valuable help when it comes to inspection.
Understanding where bedbugs originate from is step 1 to having the capacity to annihilate them and above all to keep them out of your home. This is only one of those issues that you have to get ideal from the begin which is regularly not the same as "at the present time" and in that capacity ceasing to really comprehend the issue will enable you to settle on the right choices on the best way to eradicate them.
The groundwork above offers the extremely essential data and gives the ideal establishment to extend your insight while you work towards eliminating bedbugs. Bedbug annihilation does not come no matter what and the "hit them hard" approach frequently accomplishes more damage than great as we have found in the many homes. If you do identify bed bugs in your home, contact a bug professional immediately. They will have the capacity to investigate your home, affirm the species and prescribe a course of bed bug treatment.
Friday, 16 June 2017
Bedbugs come from the cimicidae family, this family is thought to have around one hundred different species of insects. The human blood sucking species is the most common but there are some species that prefer to feed from bats and poultry. Some species also prefer warmer tropical climates.
How do bedbugs look like?
The appearance of these insects varies depending on how old it is. They start off life as light colored, clear insects when they are first hatched and as they grow older, their color changes to a darker brown. When they are fully grown they usually measure about five millimeters in length and three millimeters wide. They have a flat, oval appearance, are wingless and are usually reddish brown in color. They are very tiny and will usually not grow anymore then 1/4 of an inch long.
The bed bug can spread fast, as females can produce around 500 eggs in her life time. Think that is scary? It only takes the nymphs around a month to fully mature, so infestations can spread quick if they are not tended to immediately.
Bed bugs target mostly humans that are in a deep sleep, and once they start sucking your blood it can take anywhere from 1-3 minutes. Most of the time you will not even feel it when it is happening.
Besides people, bed begs also will make meals out of your pets if you have them. Birds, cats and dogs are primary targets as well.
Bed bugs leave a mark when they are finished feeding. So if you arise to being covered with insect bites, that could indicate a pretty strong infestation. The best thing to do is to treat the insect bites with a antibiotic cream, itching can just spread the rash.
By piercing the skin of their hosts, the bedbugs secrete saliva which carries chemicals that stop the blood from clotting and also act as a anesthetic. The insects have two tubes one of which they use to inject the saliva into the human and the other one they use to suck the blood from their host. They normally feed continuously for around five minutes and then return to a hiding place, the insects normally come out of hiding about once or twice a week to feed, but can survive for many months without food.
It is usually many hours later before the human realizes they have been bitten, due to the fact that it takes time for the body to react to the chemicals that have been injected through the saliva. Usually the bites appear as a rash that the hosts feel like scratching. Sometimes, usually in rare cases, the human can develop an allergic reaction to the bites and become very ill.
There are products available on the market that help to deal with the effects of the bites, taking the overwhelming urge to scratch away. The products also have properties that fight the spread of infection from scratching. Available in spray, lotion and creams, these products offer vital relief from the burning sensation left by the bites. Oral medication is also available for those who take a bad reaction to the chemicals.
You may see signs of bedbugs on bed sheets, these could be blood spots or traces of feces. Regular vacuuming of the home, including vacuuming the mattresses should help to prevent an infestation of these insects. If you should be unlucky enough to find these insects in your home then it is probably best to call in experts to exterminate the home. If you do find them in your home and you have pets, the pets also have to be treated as the insects could be living in the animals coats.
Suffering a bedbugs infestation is bad news for everyone; they spread like wildfire, suck your blood leaving small red, itchy bite marks on your skin. To successfully eradicate them you have to be very thorough and methodically work your way through the infested area, if you miss any, then you will probably have to repeat it all again in a few months time. Save yourself the expense of getting in a pest control company to do the job.
Here are some tips on how you can get rid of bed bugs effectively and economically:
Identify the source
The first thing you need to do is identify where the problem is coming from. Strip off all bedding and check the mattress over for any live bugs or eggs, also search inside the seams. You are likely to see tiny blood stains on the mattress as bed bugs suck your blood while you sleep. When checking it's important also to look at the areas around the bed, such as the bed frame and headboard, skirting boards, wallpaper joints and any furniture next to the bed. Put all your bedding, including sheets, pillow cases, and duvet covers, in the washing machine on the hottest wash suitable.
The mattress will need to be sprayed all over to ensure no eggs or insects are left. It's possible to find bed bug killer spray that is lethal to insects but causes no harm to people and leaves no stains or smell.
Use of special mattress covers
Special mattress covers can be purchased to protect against bed bugs; they help to protect the bugs from spreading and the infestation from getting out of control. You can find them for sale online; they are also suitable for dust mites, mold, and bacteria. A mattress cover will prevent you from having to waste time and money on throwing out your old mattress when it can merely be treated and covered.
Using electrical products for pest control is emerging as a popular method. They are favored by householders due to their simplicity of use and removing the need for sprays, powders or any other chemicals. Safe to use, they can be effective against all kinds of pests and are powered from the mains or battery operated.
The internet has a wealth of information on DIY pest control of bed bugs and other insects; it can also help you to identify them and provide tips and advice on how to tackle the problem yourself.
Saturday, 27 May 2017
Bed bugs hide in beds mostly because that’s where they get to you faster. You’ll find them in your beddings, but only if you are keen. Bed bugs will hardly move out of your bed and beddings unless you interfere with them. But that is still not a guarantee that all of them will relocate. Some will hold on for as long as they can! If you are the kind of person that will not be awakened by a bed bug bite, they have no reason whatsoever to leave your bed. You are their soft spot, and they are guaranteed of six to eight hours of feasting every day.
2. Couches and Chairs
Some people spend more time on their couches and chairs than their beds. Those people who are addicted to TVs, for instance, will hardly go to bed. Some even end up sleeping on their couches unknowingly. Unknown to them, every time they spend on their couches and chairs, bedbugs feast on them. These kinds of furniture make great hiding destinations for bed bugs.
3. Ceilings and walls
While beds and couches are the immediate hiding destinations for bed bugs, when there is a severe infestation, they will spread to unsuspecting places such as walls and ceilings. The crevices and cracks in walls make them a safe hiding spot for bed bugs. Bed bugs that hide in ceilings and walls are hard to get rid of, let alone to spot. The only good thing is that they won’t get to these places unless there is a severe infestation.
4. Carpet edges and baseboards
Ever thought that you can find bed bugs in carpets? Perhaps not. Well, bedbugs can hide in baseboards and carpet edges. Unfortunately, these are the places you can’t even suspect. If there is a severe infestation, some bed bugs will hide in these places and come out occasionally to feast. They usually have little holes and gaps where bed bugs can conveniently hide.
5. Nightstands and dressers
Dressers and nightstands have holes and corners where bedbugs can conveniently hide. They also have areas that are rarely disturbed, and bedbugs will mostly hide here. When there is an infestation, and you decide to take action, ensure that you look into nightstands and dressers.
Although finding bed bugs in clothing is a rare happening, you should not ignore them. If you find bed bugs in your clothing, you should check your closet because the chances are that they are hiding there. If you are the type of person who does not wash clothes regularly, or you keep clothes dirty and unattended to for long, then don’t be surprised to find bed bugs in them. Sometimes, you can find bed bugs in the clothes you are wearing and quickly conclude that you have bed bugs in your home. But that is not always the case. It could be that they got to your clothes when you were at a friend’s house. It’s a rare occurrence, however.
7. Alarm clocks
Alarm clocks? Yes, some daring bed bugs hide in alarm clocks! Bed bugs won’t be bothered by the sound of alarm clocks because, by the time it rings, they will be with you on the bed. And when it dawns, they will get back to the alarm clock. Most people keep their alarm clocks close to bed, making it easy for bed bugs hiding in them to get to the bed. They are safe there because if you decide you are pouring hot water on your bed, you won’t get to those hiding in alarm clocks.
8. Under beds
Under beds are dark, especially in a poorly-lit room. In point of fact, even the most daring kids hate under beds. Most people know that bed bugs live in bed and mattresses, but they don’t think that they can get to under beds. Bed bugs love places where people hardly get to as they won’t be easily noticed. Since bed bugs love fabric and wood, they can take up residence in bed frame cracks or even wood slats. Once in a while, look into your under bed to see if you can spot them.
9. Electrical outlets
Bed bugs usually spread out in a heavily invested home. Some of them spread out to electrical outlet plates when your home is heavily invested. Who would even suspect this? Unless you previously saw a bed bug in an electrical outlet when trying to charge your phone, it would be extremely hard for you to even think that bed bugs may live here. Well, they do! If you have outlets near your bed, and there is bed bug infestation, there is a high possibility that you will find some in these outlets.
Bed bugs can also hide in books. If you have a drawer in your bedroom where you keep your books, bed bugs can hide in them, especially if you rarely read them. Hardcover books are bed bugs favorite as they can comfortably lay their eggs in them. Bed bugs, however, will only get to books when there is a severe infestation. Nonetheless, be on the watch out.
Nobody in Singapore and other places of the world like bed bugs. That's a fact. But, how many people know where these tiny creatures hide? Very few! Other than beds, there are plenty of places where bed bugs hide as seen above. Remember the earlier you notice that you have bedbugs in your home, the easier it will be for you to get rid of them. Get rid of them before they spread to other unsuspecting places.
Friday, 28 April 2017
If you notice blisters, itchy spots or red rashes when you wake up in the morning, it might be a sign of bed bugs infestation. The tiny little pests are very hard to notice, particularly during the initial stages of their infestation. Unlike other pests like the cockroaches that come as result of poor hygiene and dirt in the house, bed bugs can infest the most prestigious places. The pests mostly infest the mattress, box springs and bed frames. Getting rid of them is the most difficult thing since they are not easy to detect and they also multiply very fast. But it is important to destroy them as quick as you can before they can infest other areas of the house. But how can you do this by yourself without hiring an exterminator? Here are 9 best natural remedies to get rid of bed bugs:
1. Find the infested areas
This should be the first thing to do if you want to eliminate these pests completely. You need to find out the areas that have been infested and work on them immediately. The mattress and the bed should be the first place to look for, particular if you woke of with sign of bed bug bites. Make sure that the mattress is thoroughly checked to ensure that you are not leaving any traces behind. It is important to note that even leaving a handful of bed bugs can cause another severe infestation within a very short time.
2. Freeze items
Sometimes the pests might have infested small items that not necessary need to be through away. In such cases, you need to come up with measures such as freezing the items. Take the item and put in a freezer and leave them to freeze for not less than two hours. Note that bed bug can withstand harsh condition for a very long time. For instance, they can live up to years without food as long as they are provided with a cool room. But they cannot withstand freezing temperatures. Temperature below -17 degree Celsius is enough to kill them in two hours.
3. Use Hot Steam
The benefit of using hot steam is that both the bed bugs and their eggs will get destroy. But you must ensure that you have found the infestation for this method to be effective. It is indeed one of the most effective homemade methods of getting rid of the bed bugs. Unlike most of the methods, gets rid of a pest that also hiding in the crevices and cracks together with their eggs. But you must also the right temperatures to make sure that the bugs are gone forever. The steam should not go below 60-degrees Celsius.
4. Use a Vacuum Cleaner
A vacuum cleaner will do a great job in getting rid of bed bugs. Though it might not do a lot for the infested bed frames, the vac will work very well on the mattress. A vacuum cleaner sucks up the bed bugs very easily and within a very short time, you will be done. While sucking bugs on the mattress, used a stiff brush to loosen the remaining eggs from the material. This will ensure that you have dealt with these pests once and for all.
5. Hot wash bedding
This is one of the most effective and user-friendly ways of getting rid of bed bugs. All you need to take all the infested cloth and bedding and hot wash them. The lowest temperature that can kill bed bugs is 60 degree. Make sure that the temperatures are right and that you have allows them to burn for a longer time. This will ensure that you have killed at least all the bugs and their eggs. This is probably one of the easiest ways that you can deal bed bugs.
6. Use a Hot Dryer
Bed bugs are very stubborn and they will not die that easily. They will even after putting the cloth through a hot wash, there might also be some bugs that survived. This is where the use of a hot fryer becomes necessary for complete the job. After a hot wash, make sure that you have dried the clothes in a dryer set to a hot setting. This will make sure that the clothings have been sterilized from bed bugs. By doing, you will make sure chances of bed bugs coming back is zero.
7. Encase Pillows and Mattresses
This is a great natural method of preventing these pests from biting during the night. Encasing is putting a tightly woven cover to prevent bugs from entering in the mattress or pillow. It also stops the bed bugs from escaping. Once you have the mattress and the pillow are encased, the bed bugs will be trapped inside. Make sure that the encasement has been kept for at least one year to ensure that they are all dead. This will stop more infestation and also all enable you to control them naturally.
8. Use Tea Tree Oil
You can make natural insecticides with the available plants. Tea tree oil is a natural pesticides that can be used to get rid of these pests. Tea tree is a herbal plant that is known for its insecticidal properties and all you need is to make a spray out of it. Just put twenty drops of the oil in a spray bottle, add water and shake well. It will killing all bugs hiding in cracks, joints, and crevices. Use it daily until there are no signs of the bed bugs or the pests disappeared completely.
9. Lavender Oil Pesticide Spray
This is an excellent natural pesticide spray that will effectively kill bed bugs. The oil also comes with insect-repellent properties and very toxic for insects thus making it very effective. The oils can be combined with peppermint oil for effective killing of the bugs. Lavender oil also destroys the insect eggs and larvae thus making it very effective.
These are the 9 best natural remedies to get rid of bed bugs. Try them and you never have a problem with the bed bugs again. They have been tried and found to work very well.