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How Bed Bugs Born?
Bed bugs, bed-bugs, or bedbugs are parasitic insects of the cimicid family that feed exclusively on blood. Cimex lectularius, the common bed bug, is the best known as it prefers to feed on human blood. Other Cimex species specialize in other animals, e.g., bat bugs, such as Cimex pipistrelli (Europe), Cimex pilosellus (western US), and Cimex adjuncts (entire eastern US).
The name “bed bug” derives from the preferred habitat of Cimex lectularius: warm houses and especially near or inside beds and bedding or other sleep areas. Bed bugs are mainly active at night, but are not exclusively nocturnal. They usually feed on their hosts without being noticed.
Bed Bugs Life Cycle
A number of adverse health effects may result from bed bug bites, including skin rashes, psychological effects, and allergic symptoms. Bed bugs are not known to transmit any pathogens as disease vectors. Certain signs and symptoms suggest the presence of bed bugs; finding the adult insects confirms the diagnosis.
Where Do you Find Beg Bugs
Bed bugs love cluttered areas to hide and breed in. The less clutter you have and the more organized your home is, the easier and more effective treatment will be. Throw away all unneeded items and hold what you are keeping into small piles, limiting bed bug hiding spots and giving yourself plenty of space to start vacuuming and cleaning.
How to Get Rid Of Bed Bugs Naturally
Vacuum your home:
Vacuuming removes bed bugs, dirt and the small object that bed bugs use as bedding and shelter. Vacuuming process thoroughly will move you closer to bed bugs eradication and will also help you locate possible areas where bed bugs are hiding. You must clean each room as the thought that place is more infected with bed bugs.
Clean all fabrics:
Bed bugs are very sensitive to heat. One of easiest ways to kill bed bugs in your clothing and bedding to dry your items on high heat. Dry your clothes as normal then add 30 minutes. The items should be scalding to touch everywhere including inside pockets, under collars, behind buttons, etc..
Lightly spray insecticide on to all areas only where bed bugs may be present. A light misting is usually sufficient, and this process must be repeated in seven days and again monthly to help prevent re-infestation. Using insecticides, thoroughly mist and clean all household items including tables, sofas, couches, bed frames, cabinets, wall units, molding, wall, and window dressing, chairs, shelving and all other objects since bed bugs can hide virtually anywhere. Bed bugs usually squeeze into the smallest of places and special inspections of all cracks and crevices should be performed.
Steam fabric and furniture:
Steaming bed bugs areas is one of the most efficient control applications available. If at all possible do not skip this step of treatment process because bed bugs and their eggs cannot tolerate steam. Steam can travel deeply into areas that are out of reach, killing bed bugs in their nesting areas and stopping population growth in its tracks.
Best ways to kill bed bugs
Properly caulking all cracks and crevices will prevent bed bugs from hiding their way back into your home and make your maintenance treatments easier. The final and one of the most important steps in preventing re-infestation of bed bugs is caulking. Apply caulk to every possible cracks and crevice that bed bugs can squeeze through. Be sure to check ceilings, floors, outlet covers, piping entry and all other areas that are susceptible to travel by bed bugs.
Check your caulk applications after few days for shrinkage and keep it up. Proper weekly and monthly follow-up treatments will help prevent re-infestation while treating for any bed bugs you may have missed during initial stage treatments. Keep your property clean and clutter-free to avoid providing hiding spots for bed bugs and don’t forget to inspect any items that enter your homes such as furniture, books or clothing.