Bed bugs are troublesome household pests. They’re sneaky, hard to find, and can pose potential health risks for you and your family. Bed bug has long been a pest-feeding on blood, causing itchy bites and generally irritating their human hosts. Bed bug is a public health pest. However, unlike most public health pests, bed bug is not known to transmit or spread disease. It can, however, cause other public health issues, so it’s important to pay close attention to preventing and controlling bed bugs.
Bed bugs may enter your home undetected through luggage, clothing, used beds and couches, and other items. Their flattened bodies make it possible for them to fit into tiny spaces, about the width of a credit card. Bedbugs do not have nests like ants or bees, but tend to live in groups in hiding places. Their initial hiding places are typically in mattresses, box springs, bed frames, and headboards where they have easy access to people to bite in the night. Because bed bugs live solely on blood, having them in your home is not a sign of dirtiness. You are as likely to find them in immaculate homes and hotel rooms as in filthy ones.
The good news is that there are ways to control bed bugs. Getting good, solid information is the first step in both prevention and control. While there is no chemical quick fix, there are effective strategies to control bed bugs involving both non-chemical and chemical methods. Some of the most effective home remedies to avoid bed bugs include the use of water vapor, lemongrass, baking soda, talcum powder, peppermint oil, tea tree oil, isopropyl alcohol, silica gel, bean leaves.
When it comes to Pest and Bed Bug Extermination, Baking soda puts you and your family first. It is useful for killing bed bugs which help absorb moisture from the body of bed bugs due to its drying properties. Spreading baking soda around the crevices and cracks or wherever you find bugs. Using it to clean nests gives you the benefit of both eliminating the bugs, and removing the aesthetically adverse effects of the infestation.
In order to eliminate Bed Bugs, you should not put the bed against the walls or next to other furniture. In addition, for no reason should be left on the floor blankets, quilts, bedspreads, among other elements of dressing the bed, as this facilitates the arrival of bedbugs to the mattress. Regularly observe the legs of the bed and other furniture since these insects usually hide there too. In case of detecting their presence, the first measure will be to apply talcum powder to them to try to catch them. And Regular cleaning and disinfection of the entire room are essential to avoid the presence of all types of pests. For this reason, it is very important to clean each space frequently and change bed sheets and dressings at least twice a month.