Over the recent decades, bedbug infestations have increased in the United States of America over the recent decades. Surprisingly, there has not been any scientific explanations on the rise of bedbugs. The thing about bedbugs is that they are pests. The irritating thing about bedbugs is that when they bite a human being, they leave an itchy effect on the skin and the bitten spot may or may not swell depending on how a person’s skin reacts to the bite. Now that they are here with us, and despite the fact that it is unclear why they have risen at an alarming rate, it is important to understand some tips on how to identify and deal with them when they present.
a great myth carried around by people is that bedbugs are found in homes that are dirty, unkempt or poor. The truth is that these pests can infest even the cleanest and richest of homes. What people should know is that these pests feed on animal blood, for example, humans and therefore thrive in a place where there are humans whether clean or not. Another myth is that the pests are invisible using the human eye. Despite these pests being tiny, the truth is that they can be seen clearly.
Many people ask how bedbugs get into their homes. What they should know is that when one visits a home where there are bedbugs, the pest can hook onto clothes and this way can be transferred from one place to another. A person can, therefore, carry bedbugs from places that can harbour the pests such as hotels, public vehicles, friends’ homes. Pest control companies such as Go-Forth Pest Control advice that buying of second-hand clothes and items is also a possible way these pests can get into a home.
Bedbugs are not the only pests that leave itchy skin, but one should be cautious and look out for them if they wake up with itchy spots on the skin. Bedbugs are small, brown and oval shaped and they like clinging together unless at night when they are feeding. It is important to note that they feed at night therefore this is the right time to look for them. Tiny blood spots on the sheets and small black dots which are a sign of shed skin or egg shells are some of the other signs guided by pest control companies such as Go-Forth Pest Control that can make one suspect existence of bedbugs in their homes.
Washing all house items at the highest temperatures possible can kill bedbugs. However, the easiest way to deal with bedbugs is hiring the advice of a pest control company such as Go-Forth in Charlotte. Go-Forth Pest Control Company is effective in home pest control activities and has even won awards for the same.