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Managing Infestations of Bedbugs and How to Avoid Them

We all know how pests can be a nightmare, especially bigger ones that we can see running around inside our houses during godly hours and are already difficult to completely exterminate, so just imagine the thought of having tiny bugs conspicuously hidden in your furniture and bed where we all supposedly relax in and we do not even know it. This is typically the scenario with the tiny pests in your bed called bedbugs, for obvious reasons, as they are so small in size and usually only come out night in the dark which makes them all the more difficult to see, meaning you cannot easily address them until you see them with your own eyes.

Their tiny size can easily make them nearly invisible especially if you do not look close enough, as identifying bedbugs will also need a little knowledge and awareness to know what you need to look for. Most of the times, bedbugs do not cause noticeable problems, but there are people, especially those with existing allergies of some sort, who are more sensitive and can easily develop rashes from the bites, which appear in clusters and often becomes tiny blisters that itches a lot.

People also mostly think that like common pests, bedbugs can only live in untidy places, but the truth is bedbugs can live even in immaculate homes as they only need blood from humans or animals in order to thrive and multiply. Unknown to many, bedbugs are commonly transferred from one place to your home through items that can carry them such as furniture and bags that may have been from an infested location, usually from retail shops, hotels, or homes with bedbugs, and may even be carried through linens and clothing items that you used in other places where there are bedbugs.

If you go back home with such items or have bought any second hand furniture or other similar items, make sure to thoroughly clean and disinfect them first before you use them inside your home. Sealing the items before washing, like in an air tight plastic bag for a few days will also help to kill the bedbugs, which you can also do with other items in your home that you suspect to have been infested already, as this can effectively suffocate bugs.

Understanding what you need to look out for when detecting bedbug infestation is the first thing you need to identify what you have to get rid of in the first place, so it is important that you know their appearance (flat, oval, and brown) including that of their feces, eggs, and the skin they have shed. In case you do not want to be bothered or are too busy to sort it yourself, just leave it with the professionals, as pest control companies will surely know best how to address bedbug infestation faster than it will take to do it yourself.