To prevent it from getting noticed, before piercing the skin and sucking the blood, Bed-bugs inject a coagulant and also a kind of anesthetic into your skin which makes the area around it numb. Therefore, you can not normally feel anything when the Bed bug is feeding on you.
Adult bed bugs look much similar to an apple seed (in shape and size) and would be easily located if out in the open. Before feeding, their bodies are flat, after they have fed, they become bloated and dark and rusty brown. Bed bugs are typically nocturnal insects and are known for their night activity. They seek harborage in cracks and crevices. Common harborages include hotel rooms and cruise ship cabins. They take shelter in folds & creases in bed linens, seams, under buttons on mattresses, in the chair cushions in curtain and drapery pleats & hems, under the loose wallpaper or picture frames, in drawers of the desks, behind the moldings in wall-mounted artwork, etc.
Another clear and noticeable symptom of a bed bug infestation is that the rooms have a sweet smell. Also they leave marks of blood in or around bed sheets and linen which is a sign of their blood sucking habits. Bed Bugs are capable of surviving for many months without feeding and can hide between adjoining apartments through cracks and holes from where wires and pipes pass. Therefore a thorough inspection is needed along the bed frames, mattresses and other furniture for signs of the bugs. Remember like with any other pest problem good sanitation and proper cleaning can prevent bed bugs infestation.
Since Bed bugs can't live in extreme hot conditions Therefore, one of the bed bugs treatments is to put your mattress/Bed sheets/Pillow upholstery out in the sun frequently and washes all your bed sheets, pillow covers and infested clothing in warm water. If your furniture is infected with bed bugs, remove all the cushions and put it in hot water. Secondly vacuum your furniture, rugs and carpets.
One of the best home remedy to reduce the bed bugs menace is to apply double sided sticky tape or some sticky jelly around each leg of the bed. Bed bugs never jump and are incapable of flying and will probably get stuck on the jellies and can not climb up the bed.
It is important to be aware of ways to prevent bed bugs in your premise. Here are some simple tips to keep to Bed-bugs at bay.
Bed bug infestations do not get controlled without intervention and it is most effective when Bed-bugs population is low. A thorough vacuuming by professionals effectively removes bed bugs and their eggs from mattresses, walls, and carpeting. Special attention is given to creases and crevices. Thereafter the vacuum bag/contents are disposed off in a sealed garbage bag. Remember, only Vacuuming will not solve the problem, but it can substantially reduce bedbugs' population as part of preparing for treatment.
If possible, it is usually recommended that you hire a professional pest control company. They know where and how to detect the bed bug infestations and will have the equipment required to remove the menace. One should get rid of any clutter (boxes, clothing, papers and junk) in order to help the process of getting rid of the Bed bugs.
i). Short term treatment option (with only two treatments in a month) This option is best suited for those
premises where the bed-bugs are not a regular problem or the home owner have a plan to shift to the new premises soon.
ii). Long term treatment option (where Bed-Bugs is a regular menace) This solution is best suited for those premises where the bed bugs frequently cause the infestation. It is a regular maintenance plan for one year where four extensive services (including thorough vacuuming) are applied in a year.
APSPL technicians are skilled, experienced professionals and are required to participate in regular training programs to maintain their expertise. They understand the habits of each species and use that knowledge when developing a control program for your home. They also have respect for you, your home, your family and your time.
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