What You Need To Know About Bedbugs
Bedbugs can be very frustrating. Many people have these bugs in their home and are wondering how the bugs got there and what can be done to get rid of them. Here are a couple things you need to know about bedbugs so that you can properly care for the problem.
Who Get's Bedbugs?
It used to be thought that only people who had poor hygiene were susceptible to bedbugs. That is simply not true. There are many people who get bedbugs in their house who practice great hygiene. The truth is that you can get bedbugs from a variety of places and then carry them into your house. For example, a library, restaurant, theater, bus, and so forth could all have bedbugs. Then when you sit on their cushions you get the bugs on your clothes and then you take the bugs into your house.
Although it is important to practice good hygiene, doing so will not protect you from bringing the bedbugs into your home if they have found you.
How Do I Know I Have Bedbugs?
There are a couple signs that you have bedbugs in your cushions and mattresses. One of the most noticeable signs is that you have little red bite marks on your body. Usually the bugs will bite in a straight pattern, rather than sporadically around the body.
Another way you can tell you have bedbugs is that you can actually see them. If you look on the edges of your mattresses very carefully, you might be able to see them. This is best done at night or early in the morning right after they have fed. Because they will have blood in their body, from biting in the night, they will show up easier.
Lastly, look for little bloodstains on your bedding or little black spots. These could be from them biting your flesh in the night and from their waste.
What Do You Do For Bedbugs?
Bedbugs should not be ignored. The longer you ignore the problem, the worse off you will be. The bugs could multiply, which will cause the problem to become almost unmanageable. This is why if you even suspect you have bedbugs you should treat it right away.
In order to really kill the bedbugs you have to suffocate them. It can be dangerous to try and do it on your own, which is why you should call a professional. They have the proper chemicals to treat the bugs without endangering people in the home.
These are just a couple things you need to know about bedbugs. For help getting rid of them, contact a company like Paramount Exterminating Co.