Another important article you should be aware of...
There is no significant treatment required if you have suffered bed bug bites. Usually the itchiness that results from such bites often can cause infection from our nails and the exposed skin pores; hence, it is best to resort to an anti-itch cream in such instances. Often the bites or itch marks could be caused by other kinds of infestation or insect bites. In case the irritation persists, it is best to get them checked by a dermatologist.
When you have evidence of bed bug bites on your body, there are certain ways to get relief. The use of anti-itch creams, antihistamine or hydrocortisone is substances that can help to reduce swelling that arises due to a reaction between the bites and your body’s immunity system. In order to allow the bite marks or itches to go away easily, it is best to prevent itching in such places. One could use soothing natural remedies like aloe-vera or use an antiseptic cream to help bring down such swelling or bites. In case one is allergic to a large extent to such bite marks and itches as well as large bumps appearing on the skin, they need to resort to oral antihistamine which they should take only when prescribed by a doctor.
Besides taking such measures, it is imperative that one washes infested bed linen and clothing in hot water. Use of disinfectants to clean the surrounding surfaces or bed frames will also help lessen the chances of bed bug infestation. One should not allow dust to accumulate around beds. These are spaces where bed bug colonies can occur. If one is concerned about the sanitary condition of the mattress, they can try and get it to be aired in bright sunshine. In case the problem persists, it might require a change of the bed mattress. There are bed bug proof mattresses available that one could invest in. In general, it is necessary to keep the bedding clean and hygienic and regularly dust and clean such spaces. That will help ensure that possibilities of the bed bug colony build up do not occur.
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This is a big one!!!
Bed bugs are usually found in bedding and bed mattresses. Usually they develop colonies in old mattresses, especially the ones that have timber and coir in them as the backing substances. When you wish to get rid of such problems, it would be wise to invest in a bed bug proof mattress. These are usually ordinary mattresses, but they come with an additional encasement layer. Other kinds of bed bug proof mattress options are air mattress where bed bugs find it difficult to live in or thrive.
Hotels and other places where there is fear of bed bug infestation can be kept safe by using pesticides regularly. However, there are concerns about bed bugs having developed resistance to the chemical agents that are present in pesticide products. Hence it is best that someone resorts to preventative measures like bed bug proof mattresses or ensure proper sanitation methods in order to prevent build up of colonies of such bugs.
Bed bugs usually do not pose any risk to human health; they usually find undisturbed spaces where they can set up nests and colonies from where they have close access to human hosts. Bed bugs are known to be hardy and they can survive for months between feeding opportunities.
However, in extreme heat as well as freezing cold conditions can kill them. When you wish to prevent the possibility of bed bug colonies developments in your bedding mattress, it is best that you invest in a bed bug proof mattress. In such mattresses, there are wraps and encasements. These keep the mattress enclosed with zippers; bugs are unable to come out and feed and they cannot build nests as well. This leads to decline of the population of bed bugs. Even with air mattresses have tough, rubbery surfaces where bed bugs cannot burrow in. Even if you suspect that they might be in your bed linen, run them through a washing cycle in the machine and they would be eliminated.
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Many people we know in Clifton Park, Ballston Spa, Malta and Mechanicville are working professionals who travel often. This finds them in hotels for conferences etc. We thought this might be a relevant topic to address too!!!
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If you discover that there are bed bugs in your hotel room you need to seek a refund and move to another place of accommodation. The sign of such bugs in a hotel room shows neglect and poor sanitary measures that are taken; hence changing the room might do little to solve the problem though the infestation might not be present in all rooms. Usually the hotel authorities will try to provide a better or substitute room. One could either opt for such an alternative or seek to move to another hotel.
There could be instances when you are stuck in a hotel room where you have discovered the nuisance of bed bugs in the middle of the night. In such a case there is little to be done till the morning; in such a case ensure that you cover your body with adequate amount of clothing. It would be a good idea to use thick socks to protect your feet as well as cover your hair. If you suspect bedbugs all over the room, it would be wise to leave your clothes and other belongings packed and kept away in a suitcase in the car.
Often the hotel management might want to concede or admit to the fact that bed bugs are present in the rooms. As they are hard to see with the naked eye, even when bed linen is inspected you might not be able to convince them of the same. If you are bitten and can take photographs of the same you would be able to show or convince them of the unsanitary conditions prevailing in the rooms. In general, one should insist on clean bed linen and accessories to be provided when they check in to their hotel room. This helps minimize the problem or the chances of getting bitten by bed bugs.
See yesterday's article here...
Another important article for you to be aware of. If you have a bed bug infestation in Malta Clifton Park, Mechanicville, Ballston Spa etc..., give us a call today!
The itchy bites that bed bugs leave behind often seem to be similar to scabies, which is a kind of skin irritation caused by small mites. Bed bugs are small insects while scabies are also insects of a different category. Usually scabies and bed bugs feed on human, but they do so in a different manner. If you look at scabies mites these are too small to be seen by the naked eye. They usually burrow in the human skin and lay eggs as well as feed off it. Bed bugs on the other hand, are small insects that are larger in comparison; one will find them hiding in furniture and in bedding, mattresses and they come out in the dark to feed on humans.
If you look at the bites that both these insects leave behind, there are certain tell tale signs that one could inspect closely in order to make out the difference between scabies and bedbug bites. Scabies are known to target specific areas of the human body. Bed bugs on the other hand, usually bite on anybody area and do not differentiate. When bed bugs bite, there is a numbing agent that is injected. This substance creates an allergic reaction which in turn leads to red bumps on the skin. The bed bugs have small and soft bodies and when they feed on a person’s body and are full of blood, they are often crushed under the weight of the person and that leaves behind small spots of blood.
Scabies usually target certain areas of a human body like creases between fingers or on a person’s wrist. Scabies sores could develop on the elbows, in between toes, genital areas and so forth. Infestation by scabies, sores leads to the white lines on the skin which later on becomes inflamed and red bumps. The bumps itch and often those who scratch themselves aggressively open up skin pores and that can lead to further skin infections.
For treating scabies rashes there are medicated creams that are prescribed without which such rashes are difficult to get rid of. In case of bed bug bites, these will reduce after a while and common home remedies can help you find your skin rid of the bites and itchy marks after a while.
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We decided to put together a series of articles this week talking about bed bugs and the problems they cause. It is important you are well-educated on what they are, how to deal with them, and, ultimately, how to rid your home of them.
We see a lot of bed bug infestations breaking out in Clifton Park, Mechanicville, Malta, Ballston Spa, Rexford etc... For some reason, southern Saratoga County is getting hit more often than normal. Hopefully, this information is helpful to you...
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These are wingless, small and brown parasites that usually feed off the blood of animals and human beings. They cannot fly and are difficult to see as they are about half a centimeter in length and usually do not come out during the day. Bed bugs usually bite humans, but also feed on other mammals as well.
These creatures have been given their name as they are found to live in bedding and unsanitary mattresses. They often live in cracks found in bed platforms or in carpets. They are usually found in living places that are not aired or dusted properly and where unclean bedding accessories are used. Such insects get transported through luggage and clothing of people.
If a bed is infested with bed bugs you will find spots of blood in such bedding. When they bite, they usually leave itchy and tiny bites in rows on the body. The rooms that are infested with bedbugs often have a sweet smell.
In order to prevent infestation of bedbugs, it is best to resort to regular housekeeping and to wash off bedding items. It is necessary to ensure good sanitation in your rooms. Those who are traveling to less developed or rustic areas need to look out for such infestations in any accommodation they take up. It is best to ensure that the accommodation one takes up, while traveling has standard housekeeping measures. For that reason, hotels of a certain standard are usually a safe bet to ensure that the bed linen would be clean and fresh and other room accessories kept clean as well. As one usually carries back such bugs after traveling, it is necessary that luggage as well as clothing is washed properly after coming back from a travel expedition.
The itchy bites that the bugs leave behind usually get treated with common bug bite remedies. In case you suspect that mattresses or carpets in your home are infested, you need to vacuum them more thoroughly; it would be good to air them and leave them in a sunny place for some time. Clothing and bedding that you fear are infested, should be washed in hot water.
See one of our last blog posts here... 5 More fall pest prevention tips
We thought to continue our blog post from yesterday that talked about a handful of pest prevention tips for the fall weather that we are now experiencing. Thinking it through, there are definitely more than just five tips that we could offer so we thought this would be the place to add even more.
6) If you heat your home or garage with firewood, make sure that all stacked firewood is pleased at least 20 feet away from your house, your landscaping and shrubbery. These are I do know places where mice or rats will find a temporary home and if the firewood pile’s are too close to your house, they give me a jump and try to gain access that way.
7) be sure to repair any damage screens and install new door sweeps where necessary. Any window screens that are torn or cracked will be the perfect place where a mouse or rat will get in your home.
8) if you unload your groceries or other packages in your garage, be sure to inspect them before you actually bring him in the house. There’s always a chance that bring things down in the garage in for a couple minutes my attract rodents who could sneak in your house that way too.
9) if you are a family that has pets, be sure to not be any of your pets food out for any length of time. Put your dogs food bowl out for the morning and then clean it up and sweep around shortly after. If you are want to leave your pet bowl out overnight, you increase your chance of attracting any rodents into your home.
10) inspect any irrigation systems or water hoses for leaks or places where there is excess moisture. Any houses or irrigation systems with leeks is no doubt going to attract rodents to that level of moisture for their survival
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With the colder weather unfortunately upon us here in Albany, there is a strong chance that any rodents like squirrels, mice or rats are looking for winter homes to protect them from the cold weather coming.
Your home might become their target destination for their winter home if you are not properly addressing any vulnerabilities that might exist. Colder weather will bring cockroaches, spiders and rodents into your home at an alarming rate and we highly recommend you take steps to ensure your home is not one of them that sees an infestation.
Here are a handful of tips you can start implementing right away to protect your home:
1) Be sure to put screens over any of your vents in your attic, we are chimney, or any place where electrical wiring for cable wiring might enter your home. The same goes for your dryer vent, especially if it is mounted on a wall close to the ground.
2) work diligently to ensure that your basement, your attic or any crawl spaces are dry and ventilated well to prevent mold or access by rodents. What you don’t realize is any of these pastors are attracted to moisture which is how they will find a way to survive through the winter. It would be a good idea to consider using a high-quality dehumidifier in your garage, crawlspaces or basements to ensure they are dry before the extreme cold weather comes
3) visually inspect the foundation of your house and seal up any cracks or crevices with high-grade caulk mixed with steel wool. You likely have utility pipes that come into your house and be sure that every single crack or crevice is completely covered up.
4) with regards to inside of your home, make sure that your kitchen counters remain clear and free of food, make sure your floors are swept well and in sure that you were garbage is taken out every other day so no smells or food morsels can be found by rodents.
5) inspect all of the weatherstripping around your home and repair it as well as any mortar that might be loose around your foundation and your windows. Even the smallest of cracks are vulnerable to small mice that can gain access to your home.
If you were concerned about any rodent infestation that you might be experiencing this fall, be sure to call a professional pest control company in Albany like All Star Pest Solutions.
If you want to find out some reasons that pests love your basement, check out our last post here.
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