Signs and symptoms of bedbug infestation
What come to your mind when you heard the word ‘bedbug’?
Yea itchy …
Bedbug is a small oval insect that feed on animal and human’s blood, an adult can be up to 5-7 mm in length.female bedbugs lay hundreds of egg and the immature (nymph) require a meal of blood with 5 shedding of their skin before becoming an adult.
Adaptation of bedbugs
They have flattened body making it easier to hide under tiny places like mattresses, box springs, bed frames etc where they crawl to bite at night.
They are found anywhere in homes and hotels, delete the mentality of bedbugs been associated with dirtiness and filth.
Signs of bedbugs infestation in your home are:
- Bloody stains on your sheets (buggy bed)
- Rusty spots of bedbug excrement on sheets and mattresses
- Bedbug waste, shells and shed skin
- Offensive odour from the bugs gland.
Symptoms of Bedbug’s bite include red itchy welts with bites in a row, common area bug’s feed on include face, neck and hands. You can distinguish flea’s bite from Bedbug’s bite in the sense that the former’s bite is usually around the ankle while bugs feed on any exposed area of the skin
To get rid of bedbugs in your house, you need to know their hiding spot. The common places where they hide include
2. Box springs
5. Bed frames
6.corners inside dressers
7.cracks in wall
Treatment of bedbug
Make sure you examine closets, luggages and tiny spaces.after that ,you need to do the follow in:
- Clean clothes with hot water and dry for 30minutes
- Clean your bed and surrounding frequently
- Abandon the bed for at least a year to make sure they are dead (bugs can stay up to a year without feeding)
- You can make use of chemical treatments on your bedding but be sure it is safe for you.
For Bedbug’s bite, you can apply cool compresses, oatmeal bath, baking soda etc make sure to keep luggages few meters away from your bed, abandon bed with long duration of bedbug infestation (This can be determined by an exterminator).
Bedbug infestation is common in crowded area hence avoid such.after using an hotel, dry clothes in hot temperature to make sure no bugs are therein.thou bedbug doesn’t transmit diseases with its bite but itchy welt doesn’t look attractive on the body.health is wealth and remember to stay safe !
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