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...
If you have a bed bug infestation in Clifton Park or other surrounding areas, give a call to All Star Pest Solutions today!!!
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