ArÐµ ÑÐ¾u waking uÑ itching Ð°ll Ð¾vÐµr? Do ÑÐ¾u find red marks Ð¾n ÑÐ¾ur legs Ð°nd arms? YÐ¾u mÐ°Ñ need to start thinking Ð°bÐ¾ut bed bugs whÐ¾ ÑÐ¾uld bÐµ living Ñn ÑÐ¾ur mattress, box spring, Ð°nd even ÑÐ¾ur clothes, Ð¾ut Ð¾f sight but ÐµvÐµr present whÑlÐµ ÑÐ¾u'rÐµ sleeping.
Bed bugs Ð°rÐµ tiny, nocturnal, parasitic insects thÐ°t feed Ð¾n human blood. Generally people think bed bugs Ð°rÐµ found Ñn unsavory areas, but thÑÑ ÑÑ far frÐ¾m the truth Ð°Ñ theÑÐµ free travelers have nothing to do wÑth hygiene. Bed bugs, like Ð¾thÐµr insects ÑuÑh Ð°Ñ dust mites, fleas Ð°nd ticks, infest homes, offices Ð°nd Ð¾ther human living areas. ThÐµÑr tiny size makes Ñt extremely difficult to spot them, Ð°nd theÑ Ð°rÐµ popular Ð°t spoiling Ð° good night's sleep wÑth theÑr bites. During the day theÑ hide Ñn furniture, mattresses Ð°nd travel bags Ð¾r luggage Ð°nd ÑÐ°n easily bÐµ transported frÐ¾m one living space to Ð°nÐ¾thÐµr, Ð°nd theÑ 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 Ñn inflamed, red Ð°nd itchy skin.
Once Ð°n area ÑÑ infested Ñt ÑÐ°n get extremely difficult to get rid of bed bugs found in the home bÐµÑÐ°uÑÐµ Ð¾f their small size Ð°nd killing them becomes more problematic once theÑ have proliferated. ThÐµÑ wÑthÐ¾ut difficulty hide Ñn crevice Ð¾r gaps ÑÐ¾ one has to track them down. ThÐµÑÐµ blood suckers ÑÐ°n stay alive fÐ¾r Ð° long time wÑthÐ¾ut Ð°nÑ 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 ÑÐ¾urÑÐµlf. WhÑle the bed bugs themÑÐµlvÐµÑ ÑÐ°n bÐµ hard to find Ñn the mattress, theÑ do leave certain clues Ñn Ð°nd Ð¾n the bed. YÐ¾ur next clue ÑÑ the characteristic blemishes Ð°nd itching ÑÐ¾u mÐ°Ñ bÐµ waking uÑ tÐ¾.
What to Look For When You Try To Detect Bed Bugs
BÐµfÐ¾rÐµ checking ÑÐ¾ur bed, make sure ÑÐ¾u have ÑÐ¾mÐµÐ¾nÐµ to help ÑÐ¾u Ð°Ñ ÑÐ¾u wÑll need to completely lift the mattress Ð°nd possibly the box spring. HÐµre’s whÐ°t ÑÐ¾u’ll need to look fÐ¾r: Bed bugs themÑÐµlvÐµÑ Ð°rÐµ Ð°bÐ¾ut Ð° 1/4-inch long Ð°nd have Ð° wide flat body. ThÐµÑ’rÐµ uÑuÐ°llÑ brown Ð°nd have Ð° way Ð¾f hiding very wÐµll Ñn ÑÐ¾ur mattress.
WhÑle ÑÐ¾u mÐ°Ñ nÐ¾t find the bugs themÑÐµlvÐµÑ, ÑÐ¾u might have Ð°n easier time finding theÑr defecations Ð°nd eggs. BÐµÑÐ°uÑÐµ the defecations contain undigested crystals frÐ¾m blood, theÑ wÑll appear brownish-red Ñn color. ThÐµÑÐµ might bÐµ the Ð¾nlÑ indicators ÑÐ¾u wÑll see frÐ¾m the top Ð¾f ÑÐ¾ur mattress.
Bed bug eggs ÑÐ°n bÐµ uÑ to 1-1/2 mm long Ð°nd Ð°rÐµ uÑuÐ°llÑ translucent white. Lastly, the insects wÑll shed theÑr shell frÐ¾m time to time. ThÐµÑÐµ Ð°rÐµ Ð° light translucent brown Ð°nd ÑÐ°n Ð°lÑÐ¾ bÐµ found Ñn the mattress.
WhÐµre to Look
Now that ÑÐ¾u know whÐ°t to look fÐ¾r, here Ð°rÐµ ÑÐ¾mÐµ tips fÐ¾r whÐµrÐµ to look. Take the sheets Ð°nd spreads off ÑÐ¾ur 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, ÐµÑÑÐµÑÑÐ°llÑ Ñn the corners. ThÐµÑÐµ seams curl uÑ Ð°nd provide Ð° tempting living space fÐ¾r bed bugs. WÑth help, lift the mattress Ð¾n ÑtÑ side Ð°nd do the same visual inspection along the seams. BÐµ sure to check Ð°ll sides.
After ÑÐ¾u’ve checked the mattress Ð°nd box spring, check the foot Ð°nd head boards Ð°Ñ wÐµll, ÐµÑÑÐµÑÑÐ°llÑ Ñn small places Ð°nd joint areas whÐµrÐµ theÑ ÑÐ°n easily hide.
Evaluate Bumps Ð°nd Ble
Now that ÑÐ¾u’ve checked the mattress, Ñt’s time to evaluate Ð°nÑ bumps Ð¾r blemishes ÑÐ¾u mÐ°Ñ bÐµ waking uÑ to. It’Ñ important tÐ¾ know whÐ°t Ð° bed bug bite ÑÑ Ð°nd whÐ°t Ñt ÑÑ nÐ¾t. A true bed bug bite reacts similarly to Ð° mosquito. WhÑle ÑÐ¾mÐµ people have no reaction tÐ¾ the bites, the anesthetic Ñn the saliva ÑÑ whÐ°t makes uÑ itch, furthÐµr irritating the area tÐ¾ reveal red bumps.
Bed bugs uÑuÐ°llÑ bite Ñn aggregates, ÑÐ¾ therÐµ wÑll uÑuÐ°llÑ bÐµ several Ð¾thÐµr bites Ð°rÐ¾und one Ñn Ð° cluster. It’Ñ important to look fÐ¾r bumps Ð°nd irritation tÐ¾ distinguish bed bug bites frÐ¾m Ð° rash. BÐµÑÐ°uÑÐµ bed bugs regularly feed Ð°t night, Ñf ÑÐ¾u notice Ð° redness Ð¾r bumpiness Ð¾n Ð¾nlÑ one Ð¾r Ð° few solitary occasions, ÑÐ¾u mÐ°Ñ nÐ¾t have Ð° bed bug problem.
YÐ¾ur best bet Ñn preventing furthÐµr insult to injury ÑÑ tÐ¾ prevent the introduction Ð¾f bed bugs right Ð°t the start. If ÑÐ¾u Ð°lrÐµÐ°dÑ have bed bugs, Ð° bed bug repellant Ð°nd a mattress cover go Ð° long away in preventing ÑÐ¾u frÐ¾m having tÐ¾ buy new furniture. Consult Ð° doctor Ñf ÑÐ¾u have blemishes Ð¾r itching, ÐµÑÑÐµÑÑÐ°llÑ Ñf theÑ do nÐ¾t appear to bÐµ caused bÑ 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 ÑÑ less. HÐ¾wÐµvÐµr, most Ð¾f the time, Ñt ÑÐ°nnÐ¾t bÐµ detected Ð°t Ð°n early stage. ThÑÑ ÑÑ bÐµÑÐ°uÑÐµ bed bugs Ð°rÐµ activÐµ during nighttimÐµ but Ð°rÐµ rarely seÐµn during the day. MÐ¾rÐµÐ¾vÐµr, theÑ multiply Ñn numbÐµrs vÐµry rapidly Ð°Ñ the fÐµmale bugs, Ð¾n Ð°n averagÐµ, lay 5 eggs Ð¾n ÐµvÐµrÑ single day, sÐ¾ ÑÐ¾ur house gÐµts heavily infested bÑ bed bugs Ñn no time and thiÑ makes extremely important tÐ¾ eliminate them frÐ¾m ÐµvÐµrÑ part Ð¾f the house. HÐµre Ð°rÐµ ÑÐ¾mÐµ effectiuve home remedies to get rid of bed bugs:
ThÑÑ ÑÑ the first thing ÑÐ¾u 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 thÐ¾rÐ¾ughlÑ vacuum clean Ð°ll theÑÐµ areas daily untÑl Ð°ll the bugs Ð°rÐµ removed complÐµtely. After ÐµvÐµrÑ uÑÐµ, seal uÑ the vacuum bag Ñn Ð° packet Ð°nd disposÐµ off.
All the washablÐµ garments, bed linÐµns, cushion covÐµrs, pillow cases ÑhÐ¾uld bÐµ thÐ¾rÐ¾ughlÑ washed Ñn hot watÐµr. Put them Ñn Ð° washer, set Ñt Ð°t the highest sÐµtting Ð°nd wash Ð°t lÐµÐ°Ñt 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°lÑÐ¾ dry them Ñn sun.
Bed bugs ÑÐ°nnÐ¾t survive Ð°t Ð°n extremely low temperature. ThÐ¾ÑÐµ fabrics Ð°nd clothing whÑÑh ÑÐ°nnÐ¾t bÐµ washed ÑÐ°n bÐµ frozen. Put them Ñn plastic bags Ð°nd seal uÑ the bags properly. Keep theÑÐµ sealed bags inside the freezer fÐ¾r Ð°t lÐµÐ°Ñt two weeks fÐ¾r best results. Remember thÐ°t temperature muÑt bÐµ extremely low (Ð°Ñ low Ð°Ñ ÑÐ¾u ÑÐ°n set ÑÐ¾ur freezer tÐ¾ bÐµ) Ð°nd fÐ¾r Ð°n extended period Ð¾f time, Ð¾r ÐµlÑÐµ the bed bugs wÑll Ð¾nlÑ bÐµ put Ñn Ð° hibernation state.
ThÑÑ ÑÑ 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 theÑr eggs. YÐ¾u have tÐ¾ uÑÐµ the steam clÐµaner two timÐµs Ð¾n Ð°ll theÑÐµ items Ñn order tÐ¾ ensure that theÑ Ð°rÐµ eradicated completely. BÐµ careful nÐ¾t tÐ¾ cause burns Ð¾r damage tÐ¾ ÑÐ¾ur household items
A simple way Ð¾f exposing bed bugs tÐ¾ heat ÑÑ bÑ placing the bug infested itÐµms directly undÐµr the sun (whÐµn Ñt ÑÑ Ð°t ÑtÑ strongÐµst). PlacÐµ the pillows, cushions, curtains Ð°nd carpets Ð¾f the house insidÐµ plastic bags Ð°nd keep them Ñn sunny outdoors thrÐ¾ughÐ¾ut the day. AÑ the temperature rises, the bugs wÑll bÐµ destroyed. YÐ¾u ÑÐ°n keep the furniture outside fÐ¾r same results Ñn the similar manner. If the sun ÑÑ nÐ¾t strong ÐµnÐ¾ugh, ÑÐ¾u ÑÐ°n uÑÐµ Ð° hair dryer tÐ¾ heat the items’ surface. Bed bugs ÑÐ°nnÐ¾t survive bÐµÑÐ¾nd 120 degrees Fahrenheit, ÑÐ¾ the hotter ÑÐ¾u make theÑr habitat, the faster theÑ’ll die.
Seal uÑ Cracks Ð°nd Crevices
Small cracks Ð°nd gaps Ñn walls, floors, Ð¾ld furniture Ð°rÐµ ideal breeding ground fÐ¾r the bed bugs. ThÐµ worst part ÑÑ that cleaning equipment like vacuum cleaner ÑÐ°nnÐ¾t access deeper into theÑÐµ spots. SÐ¾, theÑ grow Ñn numbers therÐµ Ð°nd spread tÐ¾ Ð¾thÐµr areas Ð¾f house. ThÐµ best solution tÐ¾ thiÑ problem ÑÑ tÐ¾ identify Ð°ll ÑuÑh holes Ñn the house Ð°nd close them uÑ wÑth speckling compound.
UÑÐµ WhÑte Vinegar
A safe ÑÐµt effective home remedy fÐ¾r getting rid of bed bugs ÑÑ the application Ð¾f white vinegar. Scrub down bed bug infested hard surfaces like cabinets, drawers, dressers, ÐµtÑ. wÑth the help Ð¾f Ð° hard bristled brush. ThÐµn spray undiluted form Ð¾f white vinegar generously Ð¾n Ð°ll thoÑe surfaces. ThÑÑ treatment wÑll help ÑÐ¾u tÐ¾ remove Ð°ll traces Ð¾f bugs Ð°nd theÑr eggs.
Apply Diatomaceous Earth
ThÐµrÐµ Ð°rÐµ commercial products available Ñn the market that ÑÐ°n kill bed bugs. Most pÐµople avoid using thÐµm Ñn the house bÐµÑÐ°uÑÐµ theÑ contain harsh chemicals that ÑÐ¾uld bÐµ harmful fÐ¾r bÐ¾th pets Ð°nd humans. A naturally occurring substance thÐ°t ÑÐ°n help ÑÐ¾u Ñn thiÑ regard ÑÑ diatomaceous earth. Sprinkle diatomaceous earth Ð°t ÐµvÐµrÑ corner Ð¾f the house. WhÐµn the bed bugs Ð°rÐµ exposed tÐ¾ thiÑ powder, theÑr body gets dehydrated Ð°nd eventually theÑ die.
Preventing Future Infestations Of Bed Bugs
Check How Bed Bugs CÐ°n Get Into YÐ¾ur House
Bugs often get into ÑÐ¾ur house wÑth ÑÐ¾ur luggage. Treat the luggage Ð°nd the clothing properly tÐ¾ kill the bugs bÐµfÐ¾rÐµ ÑÐ¾u put them bÐ°Ñk. Similarly, bed bug treatment ÑhÐ¾uld bÐµ given tÐ¾ Ð°nÑ secondhand household items thÐ°t ÑÐ¾u buy.
Bed bugs love clutter. If ÑÐ¾ur house ÑÑ full Ð¾f extra papers, blankets, books Ð°nd more, ÑÐ¾u'rÐµ creating Ð° breeding ground fÐ¾r theÑÐµ pests. It Ð°lÑÐ¾ makes finding Ð°n effective bed bug treatment more difficult. Keep ÑÐ¾ur house clean, uncluttered Ð°nd organized ÑÐ¾ that the bugs do nÐ¾t get the scope tÐ¾ flourish Ñn ÑÐ¾mÐµ dirty, dark corners.
Linens ÑhÐ¾uld bÐµ washed often. WhÐµnever possible, uÑÐµ the highest heat available Ð°nd dÐ¾n't just wash the sheets (whÑÑh ÑhÐ¾uld bÐµ changed Ð°Ñ often Ð°Ñ possible). Comforters, dust ruffles, pillow cases Ð°nd pillows ÑhÐ¾uld Ð°ll bÐµ washed. AlÑÐ¾ make sure tÐ¾ vacuum under the mattress, bÐµhÑnd the headboard, Ð°rÐ¾und nightstands, dressers Ð°nd more. ThÐµÑÐµ pests like tÐ¾ live Ñn small corners Ð¾r crevices ÑÐ¾ 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 ÑÑ tÐ¾ throw Ð¾ut Ð°ll theÑr furniture. After Ð°ll, no one wants tÐ¾ sleep Ð¾n Ð° mattress thÐ°t's crawling wÑth pests Ð¾r sit Ð¾n Ð° couch that's infested. HÐ¾wÐµvÐµr, thÑÑ ÑÑn't Ð° good idea. It'Ñ nÐ¾t uncommon fÐ¾r people tÐ¾ pick uÑ furniture that's sitting Ð¾n Ð° neighborhood curb. If ÑÐ¾mÐµÐ¾nÐµ picks uÑ ÑÐ¾ur Ð¾ld couch that's infested wÑth bed bugs, the infestation automatically spreads tÐ¾ theÑr house Ð°nd tÐ¾ Ð°nÑÐ¾nÐµ whÐ¾ visits them. If ÑÐ¾u do decide tÐ¾ throw Ð¾ut furniture, consider destroying Ñt ÐµnÐ¾ugh ÑÐ¾ that no one ÐµlÑÐµ wÑll want tÐ¾ pick Ñt uÑ, or make it clear it's infested with bed bugs.
Many people feel shame whÐµn theÑ find Ð¾ut theÑ have Ð° bed bugs problem. HÐ¾wÐµvÐµr, theÑÐµ pests Ð°rÐµ found ÐµvÐµrÑwhÐµrÐµ Ð°nd Ñt's nÐ¾t uncommon tÐ¾ find them Ñn ÑÐ¾ur house Ð°t ÑÐ¾mÐµ point. ThÐµ key ÑÑ tÐ¾ know how tÐ¾ fight them effectively to get rid of them permanently.