How to Remediate Bedbugs Yourself
If you’ve ever woken up to large, red spots on your thighs and back that itch like crazy then you’re not alone. Bedbugs, despite their miniscule size, are one pest every homeowner needs to get rid of.
These pesky insects breed and grow in wooden furniture like your beds and leave bite marks that mimic an allergic reaction. The itching can sometimes be so severe that only topical steroid creams can alleviate it.
Many people choose to bring in professional help from an Albany pest exterminator but it’s always good to educate yourself on ways you can remediate and prevent a bed bug infestation yourself. Learn how to get rid of bedbugs at your home in this post.
Identify the nuisance
A lot of times bedbugs get away without being noticed at all until they attack. That’s why it’s necessary to know how you can identify these pests before they cause an epidemic at your home.
Bed bugs are usually not easily identifiable by the naked eye although larger ones might be. They are round in shape and brown in color with noticeable eggs and brownish droppings. Instead of looking for the pest itself, keep a keen lookout for the eggs and droppings. Another less obvious sign is the scent of a bedbug. Bedbugs sometimes produce an offensive smell from their glands that may be detected by someone who has a good sense of smell.
It’s also important to know where bedbugs hide. These pests thrive in furniture and luggage. Travellers might bring a bedbug infestation to their home through their suitcases and luggage. As their name implies, bedbugs primarily rest on or around the bed. The mattress, spring and the bed frames are all susceptible areas.
Getting rid of bedbugs at home
If you have had the unfortunate encounter with a bedbug infestation, all hope is not lost.
The first step to ridding your house of bedbugs is ensuring all susceptible areas are thoroughly cleaned. This means changing the bed linens and washing them, cleaning the mattress with a scrub and vacuuming the furniture.
You should also take measures to repair any cracks or holes and decluttering your bedroom. If the problem persists, you could invest in a bedbug repellant spray or call in professional help.
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