Bed bugs were once a typical public health pest worldwide, declining in incidence through the mid-20th century. However, bed bugs have undergone a dramatic, worldwide change since they have now evolved resistance to some of the common insecticides. Bed bugs are one of the great travelers of the world and are readily transported either via luggage, clothing, bedding and furniture. Below we can learn ways in order to get rid of them:
Recognize signs of bedbug infestation. You will most likely know there is a bedbug infestation by a rash that resembles a mosquito bite. It is most often that these bites will come at night but in serious infestation they might even occur during the day. The bites can come in lines and also burn unlike a mosquito bite.
Watch for other signs of bedbugs. Things for you to look for are the bugs themselves and the light-brown, molted skins of the nymphs (young bugs). Dark spots of dried bed bug excrement (blood) can be often present along mattress that shown where the bugs have resided.
Don’t let the name bedbug fool you. Bedbugs can often be found at any place where humans rest and lounge and nearby. Bedbugs can also be found under school desks, restaurant benches, on computers in the library, chairs, hospital beds and curtains or on a store wall.
Don’t believe the stereotype that bedbugs occur in only poor dirty houses and communities. Many affluent communities and households might also have bedbug problems. Many business trips to airports and to the companies themselves might have led to bedbug infestations.
Consider using insecticides. Residual insecticides (usually pyrethroids) are normally applied as spot treatments to cracks and crevices where these bed bugs are hiding. Increased penetration of the insecticide into some of the cracks and crevices can be achieved if accumulated dirt and debris are at first removed using a vacuum cleaner.