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Bed Bug Control

20 May

How to Control Bed Bugs

Bed bugs are not likely and unnecessary housemates you might have now. They can never be as unpleasant and frightening as other insects and pests like cockroaches, but they can be actually maddening.

So the basic question you will have in mind for sure is, “How are bed bugs infestation controlled?” There are a number of measures or means for bed bud control.

For a start, you may start by preventing the occurrence or existence of bed bugs in your house. If your home is still not infested, be sure to know how to avoid them.

Cleanliness is one key factor in controlling or preventing bed bugs from thriving in your house. Be sure to make your furniture, walls, and floor spic and span.

Bed bug love to thrive in beds, so, make sure your bed is fully protected. Regularly change your bed sheets and make sure the bed does not contain unnecessary holes or tears.

If your house already has bed bugs on it, a simple way to control infestation is by applying pesticides or insecticides to the infested areas.

A number of commercially available pesticides especially formulated for bed bugs control are available and accessible in the market. In using one, just be sure to carefully read all labels and instructions before use.

Pesticides, of course, are made up of harsh chemicals that can surely knock out insects like bed bugs. These chemicals are so harmful, that aside from controlling bed bugs, they can also pose health hazards or threats to you.

The best and probably the most intelligent solution to controlling bed bugs infestation is through seeking the professional help and services of experts, pest control companies.

Bed bug control is not a ‘spur of the moment’ thing. A lot and thorough planning has to be conducted beforehand. Before seeking the expert help, be prepared to discard several materials and furniture, if ever the experts will advise you to.

There are a number of pest control companies in your district. All you have to do is to pick up the phone, and wait for a few hours.

If you are living in an apartment, coordinate with your land lord or land lady. It is their responsibility to make all the necessary arrangements for pest control measures.

State and civil laws mandate them to make sure that their building is safe and pest-free. Talk to them and know the arrangements for pest control service fee payments.*

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11 Oct

The Bedbugs Dilemma


Bed Bugs in Mattress

There are parasites life hides under everyone’s mattress. Bedbugs are one of the most common insects in America. With increase of immigrant and travelers from different places, bedbugs thrive in hotels, restaurants, shelters, homes, apartments and motels.

What are bed bugs? These are tiny, brown, flattened insects that feed on an animal’s blood. There are certain types of bed bugs that have a preference for humans. The common one, classified as Cimex lectularius, found in our homes is the insect adapted to living with humans.

Bedbugs can be mistaken for ticks in their adult stage. What makes them a pest is that bedbugs are very resilient. This means these parasites can lie dormant, just waiting for an unsuspecting victim to arrive.

Bed bugs are great hiders and usually come out to feed on a blood meal in the middle of the night.

Symptoms of being bitten by bedbugs are different from one person to another. There are people who have no reaction to bites from these bedbugs. Some experience an itchy, swelling bump on the skin where the bed bug had their fill. Others have leave inflamed welt marks on their victims.

Bedbugs feed on their hosts by piercing the human skin with long beak, which they use to suck the blood. The extent of their damage to their hosts is limited to itchiness and swelling from their bites.

The real problem on bedbugs is infestation. Female bedbugs place their eggs in very secluded areas like the folds in the mattress, and deposits eggs of up to five a day.

How do you know if your bed is infested with bed bugs? Answer three simple questions to find out:

· Do you wake up to find an itchy and swelling welt on your neck, face, arms, shoulders, etc when you had none before sleeping?

· Does your mattress have dark stains and spotting?

· Do you wake up to see small reddish brown spots on the sheets, pillowcases or walls?

If you answered, “yes” to two out of three questions above, then it is likely that you are lying in a mattress full of bed bugs.

Bed bugs can live in wait for a long period of time so even if you try to wash it, they may resurface. Eliminating and entire home for bed bugs can be tedious.

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Bed Bug Pest Control

25 Sep

Controlling Bed Bugs and Other Pests

Bed Bug pest Control

Pests have always been part of the major problems or concerns that affect the industries of agriculture and production. Through the years, mankind has developed different and potent equipment and chemicals to control pests.

Bed bugs are one among those pests that affect households. If formerly bed bugs thrive in bird’s ‘nests,’ now bed bugs also thrive in people’s ‘nests.’

It is believed that in developed countries, five out of ten apartments have bed bugs in it. In the developing countries, the figure can be worse.

Bed bugs are small insects. They are among the millions or billions of insect species.

Bed bugs are very resilient insects. It is because bed bugs, in their entire lifespan can survive by having only one meal or feeding time.

Pest research found that bed bugs’ life span is only about more than a year. But female bed bugs can lay eggs three times during that span. Each egg-laying session by the female bed bug can be equivalent to 300 eggs. The fact makes bed bugs one of the most rapidly spreading pests in the planet.

Pest control substances

In general, pest control substances or pesticides and insecticides used to control pests, including bed bugs can be categorized into three groups:

* Insect Growth Regulators. IGRs aim at affecting or hindering the development of larvae or eggs of bed bugs and pests. Though these insecticides not effectively exterminate adult pests, they work to impair reproduction. So, IGRs are an effective way to control pests.

* Contact pesticides. It kills pests instantly, within seconds, or minutes, or instantly, the target pests or insects will be exterminated. But among the pest control substance groups, they are the least effective It is because contact insecticides have that repellant property that insects and pests can easily identify.

* Insecticidal dusts. They are also fast, but not as fast at contact insecticides in controlling pests. Insecticidal dusts work by attacking the protective layer covering the pests’ skin. The group is the most harsh and sure way of controlling pests.

Pest control is not an easy task but it is an activity you must do, anyways. Just be good and do your homework before starting the mission.

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