Bed Bug Facts – Are They Dangerous?

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Cimex lectularius or the Common Bed Bug is a dreaded parasite that has been making life a living hell for humans for centuries. The mid-nineties saw these pests reach the brink of annihilation due to stringent pest control exercises. However, in the last few decades, these pests have again come back in large numbers due to the ban of certain pesticides as well as the irregular cleaning habits of the current generations. (more…)

How Do Bed Bugs Travel Into a Home

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People often assume that Bed Bugs are attracted to filth or unkempt surroundings, and only a dirty house can have a Bed Bug infestation. This however, isn’t entirely true.

Bed Bugs are attracted to only factor, and that is the presence of hosts that they can feed off, and in the case of the Common Bed Bug or the Cimex Lectularius, these species of Bed Bugs prefer human blood. Therefore, irrespective of whether or not your house is clean, once Bed Bugs enter the property and find ample feeding opportunities, they will multiply and continue to spread an infestation. (more…)

Common Signs of a Bed Bug Problem

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How do I know if I have bed bugs in my house? Is this the question you are asking yourself? If so, there are two ways to know if you have bed bugs in your house even before it becomes an infestation. Sometimes, people don’t know they have bed bugs, not until it infests their homes and beds. Having bed bugs are hard to prevent, since they are small pests that travel by sticking into your clothing or even your car seats in order to get inside your house. When they finally get inside your house, they travel through air and electricity vents in order to get to all the rooms. (more…)

Natural Bed Bug Bite Treatments

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Bed bugs bite, leaving small bite marks on the skins that are red in appearance. These bites cause only itching , rashes, skin infections and sometimes can cause bleeding too. In the worst-case scenario, beg bites can cause anaphylaxis, which is complete body allergic reaction characterized by pain in the abdomen, shortness of breath, unconsciousness etc. (more…)

How To Get Rid of Bed Bugs Naturally

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As soon as you detect that you might have a bed bug problem in your home, consider getting rid of them as soon as possible before they multiply and make your life uncomfortable. If you prefer to get rid of them naturally, there are ways to do that. Dipping all bedding such as pillow cases, bedsheets, blankets, duvets, mattress covers, bed skirts and so on in very hot water will definitely kill the bedbugs and their eggs. (more…)

How To Avoid Staying At Hotels With Bed Bugs

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If you are planning to sleep somewhere other than your home then beware because bed bugs love motels or hotels, and unfortunately they may follow you home. If you are bitten by a bed bug than it can cause severe itching and a welt like bite. Don’t worry though, because there is many ways to avoid getting bitten. (more…)

How Long Do Bed Bugs Live

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Although they’ve garnered lots of attention in recent years, one of the questions still bedeviling people about bedbugs is their lifespan. Much has been said and written about how to prevent them from entering your home, and about the laborious process of getting rid of them once they’ve decided to invade. However, learning about the lifespan of the average bed bug may help prevent new infestations, and can help keep current ones from getting worse. (more…)

How Do Bed Bugs Spread

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These reddish-brown looking insects have been a cause for discomfort and concern for many households across the world. They are mostly found on the bed or anywhere near the bed because of their tendency of liking areas where it is warm. However they can spread from one home to another through various ways making extermination difficult and best left to the professionals.   (more…)

What Do Bed Bug Bites Look Like

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If you want to keep the bed bug infestation under control then you must find out how a bed bug bit actually looks like. The bed bugs are usually found in places like used furniture, used clothing, old mattresses and luggage racks. Many reckon that extermination is the best method to get rid of these but since some of the companies are actually inexperienced in eliminating bed bugs, they do not find them. So it becomes very important to know how a bed bug bite looks like. (more…)

Common Treatment Methods of Bed Bugs

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Any bed bug infestation should be handled quickly so as to avoid further spreading. There are several methods that are commonly used in their effective bed bug treatment. Below are some of them. Insecticides This is the most prevalent. These work by dehydrating them or poisoning the mitochondrial system. This requires repeat applications to be effective. The drawbacks include the resistance rate of insecticides derived from pyrethrum which is used widely along with the fact that this treatment method is labor intensive, costly, and requires a lot of preparation. (more…)