What You Should Know About Bedbugs
Posted on July 29, 2010
A little about bedbugs
The bed bugs are tiny creatures that reproduce rapidly, don’t die easily, and can go a year without feeding.
Their flattened bodies help them hide in the cracks and crevices around the room and within furniture.
There favorite hiding places include the bed frame, mattress and curtains. Signs of bedbug infestation include pepper-like spots of their fecal matter, specks of dried blood on bed sheets, and of course their bites.
Bed bugs are most active in the middle of the night when they painlessly sip a few drops of blood.
Though their bite causes irritation and itching, the bed bugs are not known to be infectious.
Some tips for tackling bedbugs
Health experts advise travelers to check the bedding, headboard, upholstered furniture and drawers where clothing is stored in hotels.
At homes, cracks and crevices need to be inspected with a bright flashlight. A hot air dry can also flush them out of their hiding places.
In addition, clothing, suitcases, and pocketbooks need to be checked as the bugs can use them as a means to travel from one place to another.
Bedding, linens, curtains, rugs, and clothes from infested homes must be washed in hot water.
Mattresses and floors must be vacuumed. Disposal of the vacuum bag is recommended in a sealed plastic bag.
Hire a licensed pest control operator, such as A1, who is experienced in managing bed bug infestations.
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