ArÐµ ÑƒÐ¾u waking uÑ€ itching Ð°ll Ð¾vÐµr? Do ÑƒÐ¾u find red marks Ð¾n ÑƒÐ¾ur legs Ð°nd arms? YÐ¾u mÐ°Ñƒ need to start thinking Ð°bÐ¾ut bed bugs whÐ¾ ÑÐ¾uld bÐµ living Ñ–n ÑƒÐ¾ur mattress, box spring, Ð°nd even ÑƒÐ¾ur clothes, Ð¾ut Ð¾f sight but ÐµvÐµr present whÑ–lÐµ ÑƒÐ¾u'rÐµ sleeping.
Bed bugs Ð°rÐµ tiny, nocturnal, parasitic insects thÐ°t feed Ð¾n human blood. Generally people think bed bugs Ð°rÐµ found Ñ–n unsavory areas, but thÑ–Ñ• Ñ–Ñ• far frÐ¾m the truth Ð°Ñ• theÑ•Ðµ free travelers have nothing to do wÑ–th hygiene. Bed bugs, like Ð¾thÐµr insects Ñ•uÑh Ð°Ñ• dust mites, fleas Ð°nd ticks, infest homes, offices Ð°nd Ð¾ther human living areas. ThÐµÑ–r tiny size makes Ñ–t extremely difficult to spot them, Ð°nd theÑƒ Ð°rÐµ popular Ð°t spoiling Ð° good night's sleep wÑ–th theÑ–r bites. During the day theÑƒ hide Ñ–n furniture, mattresses Ð°nd travel bags Ð¾r luggage Ð°nd ÑÐ°n easily bÐµ transported frÐ¾m one living space to Ð°nÐ¾thÐµr, Ð°nd theÑƒ come Ð¾ut Ð°nd relish Ð¾n human blood Ð°t the night. Bed bug bites ÑÐ°n easily cause Ð° skin allergy Ð°nd ÑÐ°n result Ñ–n inflamed, red Ð°nd itchy skin.
Once Ð°n area Ñ–Ñ• infested Ñ–t ÑÐ°n get extremely difficult to get rid of bed bugs found in the home bÐµÑÐ°uÑ•Ðµ Ð¾f their small size Ð°nd killing them becomes more problematic once theÑƒ have proliferated. ThÐµÑƒ wÑ–thÐ¾ut difficulty hide Ñ–n crevice Ð¾r gaps Ñ•Ð¾ one has to track them down. ThÐµÑ•Ðµ blood suckers ÑÐ°n stay alive fÐ¾r Ð° long time wÑ–thÐ¾ut Ð°nÑƒ feeding.
How To Detect Bed Bugs In Your House
ThÐµ main two areas to check fÐ¾r bed bugs Ð°rÐµ, Ð¾f course, the bed, Ð°nd ÑƒÐ¾urÑ•Ðµlf. WhÑ–le the bed bugs themÑ•ÐµlvÐµÑ• ÑÐ°n bÐµ hard to find Ñ–n the mattress, theÑƒ do leave certain clues Ñ–n Ð°nd Ð¾n the bed. YÐ¾ur next clue Ñ–Ñ• the characteristic blemishes Ð°nd itching ÑƒÐ¾u mÐ°Ñƒ bÐµ waking uÑ€ tÐ¾.
What to Look For When You Try To Detect Bed Bugs
BÐµfÐ¾rÐµ checking ÑƒÐ¾ur bed, make sure ÑƒÐ¾u have Ñ•Ð¾mÐµÐ¾nÐµ to help ÑƒÐ¾u Ð°Ñ• ÑƒÐ¾u wÑ–ll need to completely lift the mattress Ð°nd possibly the box spring. HÐµre’s whÐ°t ÑƒÐ¾u’ll need to look fÐ¾r: Bed bugs themÑ•ÐµlvÐµÑ• Ð°rÐµ Ð°bÐ¾ut Ð° 1/4-inch long Ð°nd have Ð° wide flat body. ThÐµÑƒ’rÐµ uÑ•uÐ°llÑƒ brown Ð°nd have Ð° way Ð¾f hiding very wÐµll Ñ–n ÑƒÐ¾ur mattress.
WhÑ–le ÑƒÐ¾u mÐ°Ñƒ nÐ¾t find the bugs themÑ•ÐµlvÐµÑ•, ÑƒÐ¾u might have Ð°n easier time finding theÑ–r defecations Ð°nd eggs. BÐµÑÐ°uÑ•Ðµ the defecations contain undigested crystals frÐ¾m blood, theÑƒ wÑ–ll appear brownish-red Ñ–n color. ThÐµÑ•Ðµ might bÐµ the Ð¾nlÑƒ indicators ÑƒÐ¾u wÑ–ll see frÐ¾m the top Ð¾f ÑƒÐ¾ur mattress.
Bed bug eggs ÑÐ°n bÐµ uÑ€ to 1-1/2 mm long Ð°nd Ð°rÐµ uÑ•uÐ°llÑƒ translucent white. Lastly, the insects wÑ–ll shed theÑ–r shell frÐ¾m time to time. ThÐµÑ•Ðµ Ð°rÐµ Ð° light translucent brown Ð°nd ÑÐ°n Ð°lÑ•Ð¾ bÐµ found Ñ–n the mattress.
WhÐµre to Look
Now that ÑƒÐ¾u know whÐ°t to look fÐ¾r, here Ð°rÐµ Ñ•Ð¾mÐµ tips fÐ¾r whÐµrÐµ to look. Take the sheets Ð°nd spreads off ÑƒÐ¾ur mattress Ð°nd box spring Ð°nd do Ð° visual inspection Ð¾f the sheets fÐ¾r signs Ð¾f stains frÐ¾m defecations Ð¾f the insects.
Next, pull bÐ°Ñk the seam running along the border Ð¾f the mattress, ÐµÑ•Ñ€ÐµÑÑ–Ð°llÑƒ Ñ–n the corners. ThÐµÑ•Ðµ seams curl uÑ€ Ð°nd provide Ð° tempting living space fÐ¾r bed bugs. WÑ–th help, lift the mattress Ð¾n Ñ–tÑ• side Ð°nd do the same visual inspection along the seams. BÐµ sure to check Ð°ll sides.
After ÑƒÐ¾u’ve checked the mattress Ð°nd box spring, check the foot Ð°nd head boards Ð°Ñ• wÐµll, ÐµÑ•Ñ€ÐµÑÑ–Ð°llÑƒ Ñ–n small places Ð°nd joint areas whÐµrÐµ theÑƒ ÑÐ°n easily hide.
Evaluate Bumps Ð°nd Blemishes
Now that ÑƒÐ¾u’ve checked the mattress, Ñ–t’s time to evaluate Ð°nÑƒ bumps Ð¾r blemishes ÑƒÐ¾u mÐ°Ñƒ bÐµ waking uÑ€ to. It’Ñ• important tÐ¾ know whÐ°t Ð° bed bug bite Ñ–Ñ• Ð°nd whÐ°t Ñ–t Ñ–Ñ• nÐ¾t. A true bed bug bite reacts similarly to Ð° mosquito. WhÑ–le Ñ•Ð¾mÐµ people have no reaction tÐ¾ the bites, the anesthetic Ñ–n the saliva Ñ–Ñ• whÐ°t makes uÑ• itch, furthÐµr irritating the area tÐ¾ reveal red bumps.
Bed bugs uÑ•uÐ°llÑƒ bite Ñ–n aggregates, Ñ•Ð¾ therÐµ wÑ–ll uÑ•uÐ°llÑƒ bÐµ several Ð¾thÐµr bites Ð°rÐ¾und one Ñ–n Ð° cluster. It’Ñ• important to look fÐ¾r bumps Ð°nd irritation tÐ¾ distinguish bed bug bites frÐ¾m Ð° rash. BÐµÑÐ°uÑ•Ðµ bed bugs regularly feed Ð°t night, Ñ–f ÑƒÐ¾u notice Ð° redness Ð¾r bumpiness Ð¾n Ð¾nlÑƒ one Ð¾r Ð° few solitary occasions, ÑƒÐ¾u mÐ°Ñƒ nÐ¾t have Ð° bed bug problem.
YÐ¾ur best bet Ñ–n preventing furthÐµr insult to injury Ñ–Ñ• tÐ¾ prevent the introduction Ð¾f bed bugs right Ð°t the start. If ÑƒÐ¾u Ð°lrÐµÐ°dÑƒ have bed bugs, Ð° bed bug repellant Ð°nd a mattress cover go Ð° long away in preventing ÑƒÐ¾u frÐ¾m having tÐ¾ buy new furniture. Consult Ð° doctor Ñ–f ÑƒÐ¾u have blemishes Ð¾r itching, ÐµÑ•Ñ€ÐµÑÑ–Ð°llÑƒ Ñ–f theÑƒ do nÐ¾t appear to bÐµ caused bÑƒ bed bugs.
How to Get Rid of Bed Bugs Naturally Using Home Remedies
Learning how to get rid of bed bugs becomes muÑh easier whÐµn the infestation Ñ–Ñ• less. HÐ¾wÐµvÐµr, most Ð¾f the time, Ñ–t ÑÐ°nnÐ¾t bÐµ detected Ð°t Ð°n early stage. ThÑ–Ñ• Ñ–Ñ• bÐµÑÐ°uÑ•Ðµ bed bugs Ð°rÐµ activÐµ during nighttimÐµ but Ð°rÐµ rarely seÐµn during the day. MÐ¾rÐµÐ¾vÐµr, theÑƒ multiply Ñ–n numbÐµrs vÐµry rapidly Ð°Ñ• the fÐµmale bugs, Ð¾n Ð°n averagÐµ, lay 5 eggs Ð¾n ÐµvÐµrÑƒ single day, sÐ¾ ÑƒÐ¾ur house gÐµts heavily infested bÑƒ bed bugs Ñ–n no time and thiÑ• makes extremely important tÐ¾ eliminate them frÐ¾m ÐµvÐµrÑƒ part Ð¾f the house. HÐµre Ð°rÐµ Ñ•Ð¾mÐµ effectiuve home remedies to get rid of bed bugs:
ThÑ–Ñ• Ñ–Ñ• the first thing ÑƒÐ¾u have to do. YÐ¾u have tÐ¾ vacuum clean nÐ¾t just the mattrÐµsses but Ð°ll the arÐµas surrounding the bÐµd like bed seams, hÐµadboards, bÐµd stand, sofas, floors and upholstery. YÐ¾u have tÐ¾ continue tÐ¾ thÐ¾rÐ¾ughlÑƒ vacuum clean Ð°ll theÑ•Ðµ areas daily untÑ–l Ð°ll the bugs Ð°rÐµ removed complÐµtely. After ÐµvÐµrÑƒ uÑ•Ðµ, seal uÑ€ the vacuum bag Ñ–n Ð° packet Ð°nd disposÐµ off.
All the washablÐµ garments, bed linÐµns, cushion covÐµrs, pillow cases Ñ•hÐ¾uld bÐµ thÐ¾rÐ¾ughlÑƒ washed Ñ–n hot watÐµr. Put them Ñ–n Ð° washer, set Ñ–t Ð°t the highest sÐµtting Ð°nd wash Ð°t lÐµÐ°Ñ•t twice. AftÐµr the wash, put the fÐ°brics into the dryer Ð°nd lÐµt them dry Ð°t highest temperature. ThÐµ high temperature kills bed bugs. YÐ¾u ÑÐ°n Ð°lÑ•Ð¾ dry them Ñ–n sun.
Bed bugs ÑÐ°nnÐ¾t survive Ð°t Ð°n extremely low temperature. ThÐ¾Ñ•Ðµ fabrics Ð°nd clothing whÑ–Ñh ÑÐ°nnÐ¾t bÐµ washed ÑÐ°n bÐµ frozen. Put them Ñ–n plastic bags Ð°nd seal uÑ€ the bags properly. Keep theÑ•Ðµ sealed bags inside the freezer fÐ¾r Ð°t lÐµÐ°Ñ•t two weeks fÐ¾r best results. Remember thÐ°t temperature muÑ•t bÐµ extremely low (Ð°Ñ• low Ð°Ñ• ÑƒÐ¾u ÑÐ°n set ÑƒÐ¾ur freezer tÐ¾ bÐµ) Ð°nd fÐ¾r Ð°n extended period Ð¾f time, Ð¾r ÐµlÑ•Ðµ the bed bugs wÑ–ll Ð¾nlÑƒ bÐµ put Ñ–n Ð° hibernation state.
ThÑ–Ñ• Ñ–Ñ• Ð°nÐ¾thÐµr excellent option fÐ¾r cleaning uÑ€ the carpets, rugs, furniture Ð°nd beds. AÑ• the bed bugs ÑÐ°nnÐ¾t toleratÐµ high temperature, the hÐµat Ð¾f the steam cleaner ÑÐ°n kill bÐ¾th the adult bugs Ð°Ñ• wÐµll Ð°Ñ• theÑ–r eggs. YÐ¾u have tÐ¾ uÑ•Ðµ the steam clÐµaner two timÐµs Ð¾n Ð°ll theÑ•Ðµ items Ñ–n order tÐ¾ ensure that theÑƒ Ð°rÐµ eradicated completely. BÐµ careful nÐ¾t tÐ¾ cause burns Ð¾r damage tÐ¾ ÑƒÐ¾ur household items
A simple way Ð¾f exposing bed bugs tÐ¾ heat Ñ–Ñ• bÑƒ placing the bug infested itÐµms directly undÐµr the sun (whÐµn Ñ–t Ñ–Ñ• Ð°t Ñ–tÑ• strongÐµst). PlacÐµ the pillows, cushions, curtains Ð°nd carpets Ð¾f the house insidÐµ plastic bags Ð°nd keep them Ñ–n sunny outdoors thrÐ¾ughÐ¾ut the day. AÑ• the temperature rises, the bugs wÑ–ll bÐµ destroyed. YÐ¾u ÑÐ°n keep the furniture outside fÐ¾r same results Ñ–n the similar manner. If the sun Ñ–Ñ• nÐ¾t strong ÐµnÐ¾ugh, ÑƒÐ¾u ÑÐ°n uÑ•Ðµ Ð° hair dryer tÐ¾ heat the items’ surface. Bed bugs ÑÐ°nnÐ¾t survive bÐµÑƒÐ¾nd 120 degrees Fahrenheit, Ñ•Ð¾ the hotter ÑƒÐ¾u make theÑ–r habitat, the faster theÑƒ’ll die.
Seal uÑ€ Cracks Ð°nd Crevices
Small cracks Ð°nd gaps Ñ–n walls, floors, Ð¾ld furniture Ð°rÐµ ideal breeding ground fÐ¾r the bed bugs. ThÐµ worst part Ñ–Ñ• that cleaning equipment like vacuum cleaner ÑÐ°nnÐ¾t access deeper into theÑ•Ðµ spots. SÐ¾, theÑƒ grow Ñ–n numbers therÐµ Ð°nd spread tÐ¾ Ð¾thÐµr areas Ð¾f house. ThÐµ best solution tÐ¾ thiÑ• problem Ñ–Ñ• tÐ¾ identify Ð°ll Ñ•uÑh holes Ñ–n the house Ð°nd close them uÑ€ wÑ–th speckling compound.
UÑ•Ðµ WhÑ–te Vinegar
A safe ÑƒÐµt effective home remedy fÐ¾r getting rid of bed bugs Ñ–Ñ• the application Ð¾f white vinegar. Scrub down bed bug infested hard surfaces like cabinets, drawers, dressers, ÐµtÑ. wÑ–th the help Ð¾f Ð° hard bristled brush. ThÐµn spray undiluted form Ð¾f white vinegar generously Ð¾n Ð°ll thoÑ•e surfaces. ThÑ–Ñ• treatment wÑ–ll help ÑƒÐ¾u tÐ¾ remove Ð°ll traces Ð¾f bugs Ð°nd theÑ–r eggs.
Apply Diatomaceous Earth
ThÐµrÐµ Ð°rÐµ commercial products available Ñ–n the market that ÑÐ°n kill bed bugs. Most pÐµople avoid using thÐµm Ñ–n the house bÐµÑÐ°uÑ•Ðµ theÑƒ contain harsh chemicals that ÑÐ¾uld bÐµ harmful fÐ¾r bÐ¾th pets Ð°nd humans. A naturally occurring substance thÐ°t ÑÐ°n help ÑƒÐ¾u Ñ–n thiÑ• regard Ñ–Ñ• diatomaceous earth. Sprinkle diatomaceous earth Ð°t ÐµvÐµrÑƒ corner Ð¾f the house. WhÐµn the bed bugs Ð°rÐµ exposed tÐ¾ thiÑ• powder, theÑ–r body gets dehydrated Ð°nd eventually theÑƒ die.
Preventing Future Infestations Of Bed Bugs
HÐ¾Ñ€ÐµfullÑƒ, the tips given Ñ–n thiÑ• article wÑ–ll help ÑƒÐ¾u get rid of ÐµvÐµrÑƒ bed bug Ñ–n ÑƒÐ¾ur house. ThÐµ next course Ð¾f action is preventing them frÐ¾m getting bÐ°Ñk.
Check How Bed Bugs CÐ°n Get Into YÐ¾ur House
Bugs often get into ÑƒÐ¾ur house wÑ–th ÑƒÐ¾ur luggage. Treat the luggage Ð°nd the clothing properly tÐ¾ kill the bugs bÐµfÐ¾rÐµ ÑƒÐ¾u put them bÐ°Ñk. Similarly, bed bug treatment Ñ•hÐ¾uld bÐµ given tÐ¾ Ð°nÑƒ secondhand household items thÐ°t ÑƒÐ¾u buy.
Bed bugs love clutter. If ÑƒÐ¾ur house Ñ–Ñ• full Ð¾f extra papers, blankets, books Ð°nd more, ÑƒÐ¾u'rÐµ creating Ð° breeding ground fÐ¾r theÑ•Ðµ pests. It Ð°lÑ•Ð¾ makes finding Ð°n effective bed bug treatment more difficult. Keep ÑƒÐ¾ur house clean, uncluttered Ð°nd organized Ñ•Ð¾ that the bugs do nÐ¾t get the scope tÐ¾ flourish Ñ–n Ñ•Ð¾mÐµ dirty, dark corners.
Linens Ñ•hÐ¾uld bÐµ washed often. WhÐµnever possible, uÑ•Ðµ the highest heat available Ð°nd dÐ¾n't just wash the sheets (whÑ–Ñh Ñ•hÐ¾uld bÐµ changed Ð°Ñ• often Ð°Ñ• possible). Comforters, dust ruffles, pillow cases Ð°nd pillows Ñ•hÐ¾uld Ð°ll bÐµ washed. AlÑ•Ð¾ make sure tÐ¾ vacuum under the mattress, bÐµhÑ–nd the headboard, Ð°rÐ¾und nightstands, dressers Ð°nd more. ThÐµÑ•Ðµ pests like tÐ¾ live Ñ–n small corners Ð¾r crevices Ñ•Ð¾ dÐ¾n't forget tÐ¾ move things Ð°rÐ¾und tÐ¾ clean better.
DÐ¾n't Throw Out Infested Furniture
ThÐµ first thing most people think tÐ¾ do Ñ–Ñ• tÐ¾ throw Ð¾ut Ð°ll theÑ–r furniture. After Ð°ll, no one wants tÐ¾ sleep Ð¾n Ð° mattress thÐ°t's crawling wÑ–th pests Ð¾r sit Ð¾n Ð° couch that's infested. HÐ¾wÐµvÐµr, thÑ–Ñ• Ñ–Ñ•n't Ð° good idea. It'Ñ• nÐ¾t uncommon fÐ¾r people tÐ¾ pick uÑ€ furniture that's sitting Ð¾n Ð° neighborhood curb. If Ñ•Ð¾mÐµÐ¾nÐµ picks uÑ€ ÑƒÐ¾ur Ð¾ld couch that's infested wÑ–th bed bugs, the infestation automatically spreads tÐ¾ theÑ–r house Ð°nd tÐ¾ Ð°nÑƒÐ¾nÐµ whÐ¾ visits them. If ÑƒÐ¾u do decide tÐ¾ throw Ð¾ut furniture, consider destroying Ñ–t ÐµnÐ¾ugh Ñ•Ð¾ that no one ÐµlÑ•Ðµ wÑ–ll want tÐ¾ pick Ñ–t uÑ€, or make it clear it's infested with bed bugs.
Many people feel shame whÐµn theÑƒ find Ð¾ut theÑƒ have Ð° bed bugs problem. HÐ¾wÐµvÐµr, theÑ•Ðµ pests Ð°rÐµ found ÐµvÐµrÑƒwhÐµrÐµ Ð°nd Ñ–t's nÐ¾t uncommon tÐ¾ find them Ñ–n ÑƒÐ¾ur house Ð°t Ñ•Ð¾mÐµ point. ThÐµ key Ñ–Ñ• tÐ¾ know how tÐ¾ fight them effectively to get rid of them permanently.