Wednesday, April 8, 2009

How To Destroy Bed Bugs

Back in the day, about the 1950’s there was a serious problem with bed bugs in the United States. Then all of a sudden one day they disappeared, and there were not many cases of houses and homes that had bedbugs until the early 1990’s, they were back!

There are a couple of factors that are believed to have led to the return of the bed bugs. Many people are pointing to travelers from across the globe. As bed bugs disappeared in the country during those decades, they have, on the contrary, proliferated in Europe, Africa and Asia.

So maybe we brought them over there somehow, and they just returned them o us a couple of decades later, no one really knows for sure. So what can bed bugs actually do to you? Nothing life threatening, they just bite you.

The result of bed bug bites could be a number of skin irritations. If you happen to wake up one morning with red and swollen parts all over your body, chances are, bed bugs have bitten you. They might have feasted on you while you were sleeping.

Bed bugs are tiny, wingless creatures that crawl into furniture surfaces, floor, walls and beds. They are so minuscule, that one you can hardly look at them with your bare eye. Bed bugs live in cracks and crevices and very small holes and cracks in floors, furniture, walls and ceiling. What’s more, they can even make your bed a big paradise and habitat and eventually consider you the unlikely guest in your own bed.

It is in this reason that most of you, for sure, want to eliminate every bed bug that will cross your sight. But one thing, killing bed bugs is just as hard as actually capturing or looking out for them. Bed bugs go out of their hiding places at night time. They tend to hide and keep under their sanctuaries during daytime. That is why, finding them is really a difficult task. You know how harder it is to look after tiny crawling creatures at night.

So if you find that you have them, you may be asking yourself how to get rid of bed bugs. To effectively get rid of bed bugs, there are handful of guidelines and checklists that you should adhere to or follow. For starters, you have to make sure that bed bugs really exist in the suspected areas. How could you kill bed bugs if there are no bed bugs in the first place to kill?

Next you will want to inspect your room. Check the floor, the wall and the ceilings for tiny openings, cracks or holes that can store up or serve as a hiding place for these annoying insects. Make sure to clean your room or the household regularly, taking particular attention to the suspected areas. It is this particular measure that will ensure that bed bugs will not thrive longer or will not choose to live with you.

There are a variety of insecticides and pesticides that have been proven to be effective at killing bed bugs. These insecticides and pesticides are openly easily accessible and purchasable in the market. You do not need any prescription or permit to buy them. Take caution that you make sure you know how harmful and poisonous they are. They can really be effective in killing bed bugs, but they can also, unintentionally, kill you or other people that may come in contact with them.

Many insecticides that destroy bed bugs come in the form of sprays. It is because sprays are the most effective form to carry out harmful chemicals to bed bugs’ system. No, bed bugs are not killed by inhalation. They are too resilient in that department. Sprays work in killing bed bugs by destroying bed bugs’ protective covers or skin.

If your attempts on trying to get rid of bed bugs fail, then it is best and recommended that you seek out a professional exterminator. One reason is that they know what they are doing, and they have been in a situation to get rid of bed bugs a lot more than you have.