How To Get Rid Of Those Annoying Bed Bugs

How To Get Rid Of Those Annoying Bed Bugs

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Bed bug life cycle

– Get rid of those blood sucking insect

– Bed bugs disturb night rest

The bed bug is a small nocturnal insect of the family Cimicidae that feeds on the blood of human and other warm-blooded hosts. They are usually deep brown in color but after sucking blood it color changes to deep red or even dark. They can be called parasite because they feed on human blood and give no benefit to human rather they cause harm to human health.

Bed bugs are usually small which makes it difficult to see because they are ¼ inch. Most times they disturb sleep with their biting.

WHERE YOU CAN GET BED BUGS

Places, where you can contact bed bug, include:

Public transport

Friends or Neighbor’s house

Hostel

PLACES WHERE THEY HIDE

The hide in places where it will be difficult to identify them. Such places include:

Inside cloth

Around mattress

Furniture

Behind wallpaper

HOW TO KNOW IF YOU HAVE BED BUGS

Larvae skins

Blood stains on bed sheet

Bit spots on the body

Body scratching

If you notice any of this signs, do not panic you can get rid of them.

WHAT TO DO

PROPER AND REGULAR CLEANING OF THE HOUSE- Living in a dirty environment is quite not good enough because it gives them more breeding places to stay. When you clean the house you will be able to detect their hiding places and get rid of them.

SUNDRY YOUR FURNITURE- Try as much as possible to avoid buying used furniture because you can get bed bug from it. However, if you still notice bed bug, just take the furniture out to sundry which will kill the bugs. Copyright www.naijapr.com

FILL UP PLACES THEY CAN HIDE- Openings around furniture and wall can serve as their hiding place. Filling it up destroys their hiding place.

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USE OF INSECTICIDE- The use of insecticide can kill all the bugs at once if sprayed at their breeding places. Spray the insecticide in their hiding places.

INSPECTING YOUR MATTRESS- Since their comfort zone is the mattress most times. You can spray insecticide, spread in the sun and dust mattress. This goes a long way in getting rid of the bugs.

BED BUG TRAP- You can also make use bed bug trap like sticky or plastic interceptors.

Bed bugs can cause serious health problem if care is not taken. It can cause allergic reaction, infection, and insomnia. Aside from health problem, it can also cause stigma because people may stop coming to your house. You can also complain to your doctor if you have bed bug bite. Nothing is as good as having bug free night, isn’t it?