If you’ve watched the news closely, you know that hotels and homeowners are thinking about getting rid of bed bugs. These pests can cause serious problems because once they make their own home, they quickly spread to others for clothing, luggage, furniture, and more. Before you try to treat your bedside disorder yourself, find out more to understand if you can effectively correct it yourself.
What are pests?
These pests, also known as cimicidae, are small and parasitic. It feeds warm-blooded animals, including humans. Unlike their names, they are not limited to bed life; they enjoy living in sofas, pillows and even in small spaces such as drawers on bedside tables, motherboards and between beds and headboards.
Cimicidae bites can cause red, itchy bumps and a number of allergic reactions. The severity depends on how many bites a person has and how their particular immune system responds to the bite. There is no treatment other than pest eradication.
What causes infestation?
Although dirty houses or unhygienic hotel rooms are commonly thought to cause contamination, this is not always the case. Cimicidae can come into the house in a variety of ways, including domestic or wild animals, from furniture that is already infested, through shared pipes, from people who have visited the infested house, or from a hotel.
To prevent contamination, check all luggage and place your clothes in a sealed plastic bag before leaving the hotel. When you return home, immediately wash items with hot water and inspect them before returning them to the cabinet. If you see any signs of cimicidae, including eggs or faeces, close the items in a plastic bag until you can tell if the infestation is present. Don’t be fooled into thinking that the parasite is dead if it doesn’t move. These pests can go without food for up to a year.
DIY Bedbug Treatment?
If you think you are infected, you may be tempted to try DIY bug treatments. Killing bugs with heat is one way, but it’s more complicated than it sounds. Eggs can die for 60 minutes of constant heat, while adults and fairies take 15 minutes. This means that if you kill bread in bed with heat, you need to know what stage of life the pest is in. Because eggs can be difficult to see, you can exterminate all adults, but let yourself be opened to further infestation of the egg hatch. Insecticides are considered ineffective and could bring dangerous fumes into your home.
Will a pest control company know how to get rid of bed bugs?
Instead of trying DIY bug treatments, hire a company that has experience with these types of pests. The plant protection expert will tell you with certainty if you have an infestation and will give you a plan to solve the problem. They will be able to effectively eradicate these parasites, but they know that sometimes it can take several treatments to get rid of them completely.
Look for a company that offers guaranteed removal. Some companies may require you to remove or remove furniture, so make sure the company you hire can complete the eradication without forcing you to spend extra money on new furniture or linen.
Knowing that you have these parasites and how to get rid of bed bugs is the first step to a good night’s sleep and a pest-free home.