Contrary to popular belief, there is no association between bed bugs and filth. Bed bugs feed on human and animal blood. As long as there’s a source of blood available t, Bed bugs will happily take up residence in even the most pristine home. Dirt does not cause bed bugs.
Similarly, bed bugs don’t care how much money an owner makes. Being poor does not put a person at greater risk for bed bugs, and having wealth does not immunize the bed bug infestation. Poverty does not cause bed bugs.
For bed bugs to infested home, Bed bugs got to hitch a ride on someone or something. Bed bugs don’t usually stay on their human hosts after feeding, but might hide in clothing and inadvertently go along for the ride to a new location.
Bed bugs are tiny insects that rely on the blood of humans or animals to survive. As babies, the nymps are as tiny as pinheads. A full-grown adult that’s been making a nightly meal of a person can balloon to the size of Lincoln’s head on the penny. Bed bugs little parasites are nocturnal and hate light, waiting until the dark to creep out for their meals, which is why it can take so long to discover bed bug infestation in a home, apartment or hotel
Bed Bugs Hide in Clutter
Bed bugs can scurry quickly to a new hiding place: behind baseboards, under wallpaper, inside switch plates, or in furniture seams. Then it’s just a matter of time before beginning to multiply. A single female may arrive at the doorstep already carrying enough eggs to produce hundreds more offspring. And while filth does not benefit bed bugs in any way, clutter does. The more cluttered the home, the more hiding places for the bed bugs, and the harder it will be to get rid of .
Because bed bugs travel by hitchhiking, infestations are more common in places with high rates of turnover in the human population: apartment buildings, dormitories, homeless shelters, hotels and motels, and military barracks. Any time lots of people coming and going, there’s an increased risk that someone will carry a few bed bugs into the building. Homeowners of single family homes have a lower risk of getting bed bugs, till until visiting a hotel.
Bed bugs are notoriously difficult to eliminate once established in a dwelling, and with frequent blood meals reproduction rises. What makes it so hard to get rid of bed bugs?
First of all, bed bugs are small, flat, and adept at squeezing into tiny spaces. Hiding in places like behind loose wallpaper or under electrical switch plates. To successfully eliminate an infestation, finding and kill every viable bed bug, which is not an easy task.
Second, bed bugs multiply quickly. A single female can lay 500 eggs during her life, and within a few months her offspring can reproduce as well. A few individuals introduced to a new environment can increase exponentially. Depending on conditions, bed bugs can produce 3 or 4 generations in one year. Additionally, bed bugs reproduce most quickly in normal temperatures, right in the range where most people keep their thermostats.
Bed bugs can go a remarkably long time without feeding, should no host be present to provide the needed blood meals. Scientists have documented adult bed bugs living up to 550 days without eating, and nymphs may last for months. So simply leaving an infested dwelling unoccupied for a few months in hopes of starving them out will do nothing to discourage the little freeloaders.
Just to make their extermination more difficult, bed bugs can sense chemical odors, and may avoid areas where cleaning agents or even pesticides have been applied. Some scientists believe bed bugs have developed a resistance to certain insecticides as well.
Killing all bed bugs on the bed frame and headboard. Normally this would be done by a pest control professional. Approximately 70% of all bed bugs in the typical infestation are located on the mattress, box spring and bed frame. Encased the mattress and box spring and taken care of that problem. Make sure that the bed frame is bed bug free. Vacuuming alone won’t do this. Vacuuming can remove many bed bug adults and nymphs, but it isn’t very good at removing eggs. For this bed bugs control removal process insecticide sprays and possibly dusts to treat every crevice and void in the bedroom. For insecticide spray and dust options do research from pest control companies. Remember that insecticides can be hazardous if label directions are not followed. Read the whole label before spraying or dusting. The label directions are the law and failure to follow the label not only puts the family at risk, it is against the law. Homemade sprays, by the way, are usually less safe than commercial insecticides. Stick with the legal stuff.
Finally, to rid a dwelling of bed bugs for good, every possible hiding place must be cleaned or treated. In a home, Hotel or apartment that means all clothing, bedding, linens, and other washable fabrics must be laundered, usually repeatedly. Every crevice and seam of mattresses and upholstered furniture must be inspected and treated. Cracks in walls must be sealed, loose wallpaper reattached or removed, and carpets treated and vacuumed. Dresser drawers have to be emptied and cleaned, and all clutter must be removed to limit hiding places for stray bed bugs.
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