July 01, 2018

Pest of the week

A bed bug on fabric

 

If you wake up in the morning with itchy red bumps on your body, it could be a sign of bed bugs. Though some people won't even notice the bumps or have symptoms, many people develop allergic reactions such as rashes and headaches. It's important to take quick action and to use professional bed bug removal products to eliminate infestations before these pests spread throughout your entire home.

What Do Bed Bugs Look Like?

Bed bugs are small, flat, oval-shaped pests that vary in color from brown to reddish brown depending on their age. They may appear to look like ticks, and even though they both consume blood, bed bugs are insects whereas ticks are arachnids. Bed bugs have six legs and two antennae and prefer to feed on blood after nightfall.

How Did I Get Bed Bugs?

Waking up with bed bug bites is no fun and indicates a serious problem. If you want to learn how to prevent bed bugs, you have to know how you got them in the first place. Since these pests are found mainly outdoors, it's easy to bring them inside if you're in an infested area. However, it's also possible to bring them indoors accidentally by:

  • Buying infested used furniture
  • Riding in infested public transportation such as a taxi
  • Staying in an infested hotel

How Can I Get Rid of Bed Bugs?

If you're wondering where do bed bugs come from, the answer is everywhere. Kids can bring them home from school, and you can bring them indoors just by visiting an infested area for a few minutes. Getting rid of bed bugs comes down to using several methods for successful elimination, such as hiring a bed bug exterminator, applying heat treatments to the area and spraying the infested space with bed bug killer.

A DIY Bed Bug Pest Control Program

  • Heat wash and dry infested bedding.
  • Inspect every nook and cranny for bed bugs.
  • Consider bombs and bed bug sprays to kill the pests.
  • Vacuum daily to suck up bed bug eggs.
  • Don't bring in used furniture without inspecting it.
  • Research hotels and inspect your room before bringing in your luggage.

You don't have to live with bed bugs if an infestation occurs. Pedchem has several bed bug products to help eliminate the infestation and to return your home to normal. Using the wrong products can harm your health and yield ineffective results. Make sure to inspect your home thoroughly before applying any pesticide to the interior.


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