Dealing With Bed Bugs On Your Own
Bed bugs have been unwanted visitors in most homes and families. Their unsightly nature and blood sucking prowess make them a dangerous companion to have at any point in time. Not to talk of shame and disgrace associated with being known as having bed bugs in your room by your friends and co-workers. That is why their arrival and exodus cannot be monitored or identified and they can give trouble to even the most experienced pest control technicians.
In order to know how to deal with this menace, one has to acknowledge the causes of bed bug invasions. One of the major causes of bed bug invasions is a lack of personal hygiene in the bed room. An unclean room evidently would be a breeding ground for not only insects but also bacteria which in turn feed these bed bugs. This lack of hygiene also includes a negative attitude towards changing and washing ones bed sheets and pillows occasionally. The sweat which and skin cells released during sleep feed the bed bugs and goes a long way to promote their numbers, which in turn translates into attacks on a person. Furthermore, one thing, which goes to increase bed bug attacks, is the relative difficulty in killing or eliminating them completely. Their ability to hide in real deep and secluded areas make them hard to root out and stop their invasion.
Nevertheless, some remarkably straightforward and practical steps can be taken to manage and eliminate the nuisance of bed bugs in our homes even before you call a pest control technician. One particularly critical tool is to ensure personal and room hygiene, as well as bed sheet and sofa neatness. This prevents the problem at first hand. By eliminating the risk of bed bug invasion, there is no problem created. This approach is buttressed by the saying that prevention is better than cure.
A second approach is the use of professional fumigators and the effective application of pesticides to kill the bed bugs completely. This has to be done carefully and well planned out. This is because, one needs to be able to identify all the spots and locations that bed bugs have hidden. By so doing, the use of pesticides and fumigators would be a onetime activity.
Even before, one needs to use all these strategies, people first need to identify the sign of bed bugs in their home. One of the sure sign is the detection of bed bug bites of the human body after sleep. Bed bugs bite and suck human blood leaving small snipets of blood stains on the bed sheet as well as little sores on the human body.
Another way of detecting signs of bed bugs is that the person experiences body itching. This coupled with physical evidence of insects in the sofa and in the room should alert an individual about the presence of these bed bugs. The individual begins to scratch and itch in the places where the bed bugs have attacked. This should in turn trigger a response to use the methods and approaches explained above to combat them.