How to Control Bed Bugs and Prevent Them From Infesting Your Home
Many times, while bidding someone good night for the day, we conclude our message with a funny anecdote which goes like -”Good Night, Sleep tight. Don’t Let the Bed Bugs Bite!” Bed bugs have been around before even man set foot on this earth. These insects, used to previously feed on the body fluids of other animals but now with a more vulnerable and lucrative target like human beings, they just can’t let go off the temptation.
Where does one pick up a thing like bed bugs? It is generally found to dwell largely in places where cleanliness is strictly a tough standard of life to live up to. In places like cheap hotels, motels, hostels or guest houses, do you find one being inflicted most by these pests. Since diverse varieties of people visit these places and pass on their diseases via the common bed they share, one has to be extra careful while living in such places. But can we really prevent something like bed bugs so easily? It isn’t that easy to live away from these household nuisances. But one should know how to control bed bugs.
In general it has been found that a bed bug can reproduce 3 times during its life span. During each pregnancy it lays 500 eggs at the rate of 5 eggs per day. There comes a time when the mother is hatching its new eggs and the daughters from the previous childbirth are already laying their own eggs. With such a rapidly propagating population, what does one do to keep things within limits?
If you are wondering as to how to control bed bugs, you should keep the room clean and well dusted and washed with a proper floor cleaner once every week. Change your bed cover, pillow covers and meticulously clean all the rugs and mattresses. That’s where those pests set up their houses and breed at a blinding pace. While cleaning up your room, take out every piece of furniture and metal item from the room and treat the potential infestation areas. Once the job is done, you can put back things in their right place and not worry about a bed bug attack in the near future.
Consider buying mattresses and pillow enclosures that are bed bug proof. These should seal and completely encase the mattress box ir spring and thereby ensure almost nil population of bed bugs.
Treat the bed covers and mattresses with a proper contact pesticide. Not only should this be detrimental to the health of the bed bugs but it also should not affect your health adversely. Make sure you are able to use this pesticide in each and every one of those places which are being attacked or are going to attacked by bed bugs. There are different products you can choose from, one for every single purpose like for treating bed covers, window curtains or even carpets. The question is not only how to control bed bugs but also as to how to keep them at bay.