How To Handle Bed Bug Infestation.
A bed bug is a type of domestic pest which might find its way into the house and hide inside dark places only to come out at the appropriate time to suck blood from the hosts themselves or their animals. There are many places that these pests can hide within the house as long as there is poor lighting in those places and there is easy access to someone or an animal to suck blood from. In most households, the pests will quickly find the most comfortable places for them to hide, and such places are those with less light such as furniture because they can hide in the joints on the equipment and get out when it is time to feed only. It is also very common to find the bed bugs inside other materials things in the house such as the clothes, the carton boxes, the bed sheets and the mattress because here, they feel safe because of the darkness and can be sure to find a person to suck from.
It is possible to move with these stubborn pests from a place that is infested into your house without even being aware, and that is why you should always be keen to avoid infestation your own house with such pests. The bugs can be transferred from one place to another by crawling onto clothes and luggage when you visit the house that is infested, when you buy second-hand items for domestic use from the person, or they can even crawl and hide in your laptop while you stay in an infested hotel room. There are many ways to prevent these pests from spreading from some other place into your own house. One method is by washing all the second-hand items you buy using hot water and soap and then drying them well.
There are some things that indicate there are bed bugs in your house and you should, therefore, be on the watch for such, so as to start fighting them early. A common method to know that your house is infested is by observing your skin when you wake up and if it is itchy with some spots, the bugs might exist. Another indication to watch out for is if there are any shed skin and eggs on your clothes, bed, bags or cracks on other furniture tools in the house.
After confirming that your house is actually infested with bugs, it is now time for you to take the right steps to ensure that they are all gotten rid of as quickly as possible. The methods used to destroy bugs are either by spraying the affected room and everything in it using a pesticide or by washing everything using hot water that is poured into every crack and joint of the furniture and on every other clothes, beddings or bags.