What Bed Bug Bites Look Like And How To Find Bed Bugs In Your Home
Bed bugs bites will most likely appear on skin that remains exposed while one sleeps – the arms and legs, face and neck are all commonly bitten – and it is to these areas one should turn when looking for signs of the creatures.
The initial signs, of the creatures bites are swelling and itching. These should be checked thoroughly to find out whether they came from a bed bug or some other parasite.
As you mostly likely know the bed bug is a creature that is active during the nightime hours and loves to feed on our blood. They also love to hide which is why it prefers beds and furniture. Even though bugs, it will normally look for the proper places to hide like the crevices and cracks of a mattress or in your bedding or other dark damp places.
This overwelming need to hide does make the bed bugs more difficult to see. If you know in which areas to look and are sure of the bed bugs existance then it is about using logic to find the best places where they may be hiding out.
The creatures are most often brought into your house from individuals which have been going to other places and have slept on many different mattresses. It usually has nothing to do with bad hygiene because many motels and inns have also been the carrier of the bed bugs. The main reason is because the bed bugs are used to hiding and reproducing very rapidly. Remember one female bed bug can lay about five bed bug eggs every day which shows how rapidly and easily they can multiply.
The first step is to get rid of the infested mattress and any other furnishings that may be harbouring the creatures. This may sound like drastic action to many but it remains a fact that getting rid of all the eggs and bugs with off the shelf treatments may not be 100% successful.
It is important that all clothing and sheets or comforters that may have been in contact with the bed bugs are washed and dried on the highest possible heat your machine can reach so the bed bugs and eggs would be eradicated.