Nothing is more annoying that having your sleep interrupted by pesky bed bugs in your bed. Bedbugs are tiny but terrible insects that feed on warm-blooded animal’s blood including human beings. Normally reddish-brown to brown and merely the size of the seed of an apple. While many research institutions and the World Health Organization consider bedbugs as not a health or medical hazard does not mean you should not take them seriously.
Apart from losing your sleep, bug bites can cause swollen bumps identical to bites from a mosquito and itchiness that could bring a lot scratching and may lead to a secondary skin infection. Don’t fret if pesky bedbugs infest your home as there techniques to effectively eliminate them. Begin by searching areas that have bug activity in your homes such as mattresses, linens, sofas box springs and other soft furnishings.
These bugs hide in dark cracks and crevices when they are disturbed so ensure you look for every possible hiding. Watch out for bed bug eggs which look like pale poppy seeds. Look out bugs excrement's and droppings which appear as reddish or brown spots. Ensure you check for signs of bugs after every one week just in case there are eggs remnants. Natural ways of getting rid of bugs Once you have marked the areas infested by these bugs, you can begin exterminating them.
Green methods or those who do not make use of dangerous chemicals are always the best. Heat treatment: Exposing bedbugs to a temperature of 115 degrees Fahrenheit for sixty minutes will be killed at any stage of their life while higher temperatures of above 150 degrees Fahrenheit kill the insects much faster. This is effected in many ways including washing the linens or clothes that are bed bug infected or placing them in the dryer for half an hour in a hot setting.
Bedbugs that are exposed to below zero temperatures for four or more days could kill them together with their eggs. Items that are smaller and could fit in the freezer could be kept there for several days. It is, however, paramount to check the temperature of your freezer as some of them do not all are usually at) degrees Fahrenheit.
Another effective way of getting rid of bugs is by the use of traps. While there are bug traps that are available commercially, you can make one for yourself at home. If you are making a homemade trap, ensure that it has an outer tray that makes it easy for the bugs to climb and a slippery inner tray to prevent them from escaping.