What are bed bugs?
Bed bugs are small, reddish-brown, oval insects that are flat. They prefer dark corners like upholstery or wood cracks. They come at night to prey on humans who are asleep. After feeding, bedbugs retreat back to their hiding spots where they can lay eggs for a new generation of pests! A bedbug infestation can range from the hundreds to the thousands. These bugs are frequently visible on mattresses and box springs. You can also find them hiding beneath rugs and other furniture, under electrical outlets, or along baseboards.
Where to look for bed bugs
Bed Bugs can live in many areas, but they prefer dark places. They are attracted to cracks in wood and upholstery, so it is important that you look for them there. If you come across one of these hiding places, take care of it right away. By pulling furniture away from walls and vacuuming your mattress and box spring with a HEPA filter attachment. Also, do it by taking the fabric off of the area around your bed frame (bed bugs love to hide behind wallpaper).
Bed bugs are active, especially at night. When humans are sleeping, they feed on them. You have certainly seen them on the news; they prey on victims when they are sleeping. As bed bugs are drawn to the carbon dioxide that your body naturally releases, they must be able to smell you. They enjoy eating human blood. Bed Bugs feed by piercing the skin with their mouths and then sucking the blood of their host. So if you bleed when you scrape yourself or get a rash, these parasites might be to fault.
Bed bug infestation
Bed bugs can be found anywhere people always sleep. These include inside mattresses and box springs, on sheets, and behind headboards. They are also found inside seams of upholstery fabric (like pillows), under loose wallpaper, or wallpaper frames (this is how they get into hotels). Behind pictures and mirrors where people frequently check their appearance during the course of their daily lives.
Bed Bugs can be very difficult to get rid of. If a person has been bitten by an infestation of these bugs, symptoms can include severe itching around the bite site with intense pain when scratched. Redness around the bite site and swelling at the base of the fingers or toes (especially if it’s severe).
Traps don’t eliminate an infestation
You may wonder why some people recommend using these pest traps instead of hiring an exterminator. It might be difficult for someone else (like yourself) who lives one story up from where a problem occurs if you live in an apartment without access to professional pest control services. Even if someone close was ready to contribute monetarily, nothing would be done. Since most neighboring flats forbid occupants from entering their walls. Even if someone did have access rights within the building walls themselves. It’s hard enough finding one person willing enough whose expertise includes dealing with bed bugs. Spraying chemicals onto items such as mattresses and carpets, call for specialized knowledge that most people lack.
It’s who you know in beds that counts
Bed bugs are a significant issue in many households and are not only a hotel problem. Inappropriate treatment can lead to the rapid spread of bed bugs. This is mostly a problem found in residences, apartments, college dorms, and even office buildings. When doing DIY bed bug traps with the lack of knowledge to do them. When you take into account the fact that bed bugs might be accidentally carried on clothing and baggage. The issue might become much more challenging in the future.
Always take precautions on doing DIY traps for these pests. You may also consult experts if such problems exist in the household. In order to avoid expensive expenses on pest treatment.