How to get rid of bed bugs

Although they are not known to spread any diseases, bed bugs bite painfully and can cause a lot of discomfort when you need to rest the most. These tiny insects feed on blood from not just humans but any other warm blooded animal. Their bites might cause allergic reactions in some people.

Identifying a bed bug infestation

Because of their small size and night time feeding habits, bed bugs can be very difficult to sight. There are, however, some signs that point to a bed bug infestation, these include faeces which resemble dried up blood stains and an offensive, sweet smell. Check your bedding, spring boxes and mattress seams for these signs.

Prevention

Most bed bug infestations start with a few bugs being brought into the house in travel luggage. Keep your bags on elevated surfaces when you stay in hotels and isolate luggage when you get home until it’s washed and dried in high heat.

Control

Bed bugs will die when exposed to extreme heat or cold. Wash contaminated clothing in hot water and dry them in high heat to kill these bugs and their eggs. An alternative would be keeping the items in a freezer for about 7 – 9 days. For complete control, professional products should be used.

Bed Bug Barrier

This is a powdered insecticide made from natural extracts and suitable for getting rid of bed bugs in both institutional premises (like hotels) and homes. This formulation is chemically stable which means that it will remain active even when exposed to high temperatures. It will keep killing bedbugs as long as it remains uncontaminated and humidity free.

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