Get rid of Bed Bugs
You never thought that traveling or buying a second hand furniture piece could also bring in these unwelcomed guests home called ‘the bed bugs’. You don’t really see them and you don’t even feel their sting when they attack. But you know they are there when you develop skin rashes and allergies. Bed is just their habitat they actually survive on human blood.
They had been almost eradicated for the past five decades, but since the 1990s’ they are back and no one really knows the reason, for both their extinction and their return. Is the increase in international travel to be blamed or is it just their life cycle which has led to their recurrence, it is yet to be found out.
Whatever the reason be, the important question is how one gets rid of bed bugs. Because they are invisible and because they are active only at night, the means of eradication have to be infallible. Their most common breeding grounds are beds, carpets, mattress, couches, furniture cracks or any other dwelling which is close to their prey and thus the treatment has to be very sensitive.
Pesticides are one of the most commonly used methods. However the bugs now seem to have developed a resistance to it. Even the repeated use is not helping much. Instead the bugs are multiplying rather than getting eliminated. Also a lot of care needs to be taken while using pesticides. Proper ventilation in the room and sufficient time gap after spraying is one of the pre-requisites as the risk of allergies and other health hazards are far more from these chemicals than that of bug bites. Another concern with the use of pesticides is at times they just drive-off the bugs which causes them to spread to nearby locations.
The growing ineffectiveness and the health risks posed due to its repeated usage have led to the total discard of this age old process and instead a step by step approach is acquired to get rid of bed bugs. Its better you call up the pest control if you feel you cannot get rid of bed bugs alone.
The first thing is to locate the bug, which in itself is quite a task as the bugs are almost invisible to the naked eye and are nocturnal. The furniture, upholstery, mattresses, and cushions everything needs to be checked first for possible infestation and then a number of treatment methods can be followed ranging from getting a professional-bug-treatment team involved to using a simple vacuum cleaner, depending on the severity. Throwing away the infected belongings is yet another way though it doesn’t usually help much as the bug spreads fast. It would rather make more sense to not buy used furniture. Extremes of temperatures also kill the bug and so does rubbing alcohol. You have to be careful enough to take into count the disadvantages and the applicability before choosing a method to get rid of bed bugs.
Cleanliness, proper sanitation, timely detection, and treating it at the earliest can save you a lot both in terms of health and money.
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