What do bed bug bites look like?
Some people do not experience a anything to a bedbug bite at all but some faces too much itch and swelling. The ones that do experience symptoms of a bite are likely to encounter one or more of the these:
- a bite with a red, swollen area along with a dark red center
- bites in a line or grouped together in a small area in zig zag pattern
- blisters or hives in the bite site
- burning sensation on the skin
Bites can happen anywhere on the body. Most commonly they occur o face, arms, legs, and hands i.e.regions of skin that are exposed while sleeping.
You won’t feel the bugs bite you because they excude a tiny amount of anesthesia into your body before they bite.
Where Bed Bugs come from and hide?
Bedbugs can enter your home undetected through clothing, luggage, used beds and couches, and other items and people. Their initial hiding places are typically where they have easy access to people to bite in the night such as in mattresses, box springs, bed frames, and headboards.
As time passes, they may spread through the bedroom and nearby rooms or apartments.
How to Know if your house is infested by Bed Bugs?
You awaken with itchy spots you did not have if you went to sleep, then you might have bedbugs, especially if you have a secondhand bed or alternative used furniture round the time that the snacks began. Other hints that you have bedbugs contain:
- Blood stains on your sheets or pillowcases
- Dark or rusty spots of bedbug excrement on sheets and mattresses, bed clothes, and walls.
- If you suspect an infestation, then remove all bedding and test it carefully for signs of these bugs or their excrement. Remove the dust cap over the base of the box springs and then analyze the tiles from the timber framing. Peel back the cloth where it’s stapled into the wood framework.
How to get rid of bed bugs?
Getting rid of bedbugs starts with cleaning the areas where bedbugs reside. This should comprise the following:
- Clean bedding, linens, curtains, and clothing in hot water and dry them on the highest dryer setting. Place stuffed animals, shoes, and other things that can not be washed at the drier and run on high for half an hour.
- Scrub mattress by stiff brush to remove bedbugs and their eggs before vacuuming.
- Vacuum your bed and surrounding area frequently. After vacuuming, instantly set the vacuum cleaner bag in a plastic bag and put in garbage can outside.
- Use light coloured bed sheet, so you can easily spot bedbugs and their blood.
While cleaning up infested regions will be useful in controlling bedbugs, eliminating these typically requires chemical remedies. Since treating your bedroom and bed with insecticides could be detrimental, it’s very important to use products which could be used safely in bedrooms. Don’t cure bedding and mattresses unless the label specifically says you may use them on bedding.
Generally it is safest and most effective to hire an experienced pest control professional for bedbug extermination.
How to treat Bed Bugs bites?
Follow this treatment for bed bugs bites.
- Wash the bites with soap and water. This will help prevent a skin infection and help reduce itchiness.
- Ice. Apply ice immediately to the bitten area to stop bed bug bites from itching.
- Baking soda. Make a paste of baking soda with some water. Apply it to the skin to immediately stop bed bug bites from itching.
Can Bed Bugs come after extermination?
The answer is a bit complicated, but the short answer is that yes, technically you can have bed bugs in your house again after receiving treatment.