Deal With Bed Bugs With EducationPosted:Oct 29th, 2010
As you may know, bed bug infestations are challenging people in all kinds of residences. Besides, sucking blood from their victims, they leave unsightly fecal matters and shed skins in bed associated parts, cracks, crevices, voids, folded places, as well as in every imaginable places of their hidden spaces. Furthermore, they are known to cause extreme anxiety to vulnerable individuals by turning their lives into nightmares.
Due to the cryptic nature of bed bugs, many people have become paranoid and afraid of bed bugs to the extent that they are experiencing anxiety and a poor quality of life. This leads to the development of an unnecessary phobia, which makes them spend lots of money on unneeded measures. Sometimes people buy unproven pesticides, especially via the internet and treat their mattresses and beds assuming that this action will eliminate bed bugs for good. Guess what is going to happen? Well, they will develop allergic rashes from exposure to pesticide/ chemicals, which they will blame it on the bed bugs. However, do not panic, but do not chill out either. The best way to manage bed bugs is by education. Learn from credible resources about these bloodsuckers. Try to know what bed bugs look like (all life stages), their behaviors, habits and biology. Be informed that not every bite is related to bed bugs, other bugs, such as fleas, ticks, spiders, etc may also bite humans or their pets. Additionally, food allergic reactions can be also mistaken for bed bug bites. Still, never ignore any bite. Remember, the sooner you deal with bed bugs the better off overall bed bug control will be.
One of the major concerns of bed bug infestations is their capability to spread. As you may have heard, bed bugs are skilled hitchhikers on clothing, furniture, suitcases, seats of public transportation, etc. Again, knowing about bed bugs and their habits will minimize the risk of their being spread from one area to another, which is key to a successful bed bug management/eradication.
Finally, bed bugs are resilient pests, for this reason, their management may require the employment of both non-chemical (such as heat treatment) and chemical pest management tactics, especially if all non-chemical methods prove insufficient to solve a bed bug problem. Follow up treatment evaluation is highly recommended to ensure that the bed bugs have been eliminated. Be alert by raising awareness via means of education on prevention of bed bugs.