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Killing Bed Bugs
Many people have lived most of their lives without seeing once of these nasty little creatures. But in recent years there has been a resurgence of these pesky little bugs that is almost akin to an epidemic.
Bed bug infestations are showing are turning up in homes, condos, apartments, hotels, motels and dormitories. It is generally agreed that while their bite is a nuisance, it is not a health hazard since they do not carry diseases.
This is why the Public Health Departments are slow in reacting to the bed bug epidemic. Of the larger cities only Boston and San Francisco have declared them a public nuisance and enacted regulations for dealing with infestations.
Part of the problem with dealing with the bed bug is that many pest control professionals don't know how to treat for them. Most will treat an infestation the same way that they would a cockroach problem and that just doesn't work. The other part problem that the bed bug is highly resistant to many chemicals that are used to kill other pests.
What Is A Bed Bug?
The actual bug is small, usually the adult is only ¼ of an inch or less. They are also flat so they can hide in cracks and crevices during the day. They survive by feeding on the blood of warm blooded hosts. This is why bed bugs will usually be found near the sleeping areas though sometimes they are also found in chairs or sofas.
They hide during the day to avoid light and will generally come out only at night when they bite and suck blood out of their victims.
You can sometimes smell the waft of a foul odor if there is a large infestation. Pull up the bed sheets from a corner and check along the mattress seams. If the area is infested, you will see dark spots from their waste or blood from crushed bugs. You might even see an actual bed bug.
How Do You Kill Them?
It is because they are so shy of the light and expert hiders that it is so hard to get rid of bed bugs. You must use a multi-pronged approach.
Just remember that having bed bugs is not usually a statement about the cleanliness of your home. They are just an opportunistic invader that you can kill if you use the right methods.
Bed bug bites sometimes cannot be avoided and unfortunately they are becoming more and more common in the United States and around the world. Bed bugs bites look like the bites of other insects, so before you take steps to avoid bed bugs, you might want to be sure that your problem is not caused by fleas and scabies mites.
Bed bugs are known as parasites, which mean they feed off of a host. They prefer human blood, but will look for other warm blooded creatures in the home such as your dogs or cats.
BedBug Bite Symptoms
When bed bugs bite, the area bitten might itch. When the bed bug bites into the skin, they inject some saliva at the site of the bite. Most people have a minor allergic reaction to the bites which causes the red bumps on the skin. The bites themselves are not dangerous as bed bugs are not known to spread infection. The area will only become infected if you itch and the skin becomes broken and irritated.
If you go to sleep without any bites and are waking up with clusters of reddish areas on your skin, then they are probably due to bed bugs, since they usually feed at night. The bites will only bother the outside layer of your skin causing little red papules. If bumps are near each other, it means that one bug probably bit you several times.
If you have a severe allergic reaction then the reddish area could be as large as 8 inches. Blisters can form and you may even have some inflammation. Allergic people may also see hives.
Diagnosis of Bedbug Bites
Your doctor will need to determine if the "bites" are caused by other insects such as lice, mites (scabies) or fleas. Once these other causes are eliminated, he or she will conclude that bedbugs are the cause of the problem.
Treatment of Bed Bug Bites
Since for the majority of people bedbug bites aren't dangerous, the goal of treatment is to stop any swelling or itch. Cortisone cream can help with any itching problem. Allergy can also be helped by a type of steroid called corticosteroids. If there are signs of infection then antibiotics will help. Assuming you removed the bed bugs from your home, the bites should subside within 2 weeks.
Prevention of Future Bed Bug Problems
You have to be sure that the room you were sleeping in is free of the bedbugs. Vacuum the area thoroughly, including cracks and then dispose of the vacuum bag in a sealed plastic bag. Use a natural spray and dust product to kill bed bugs on contact. You may need more than one treatment. If it doesn't work, consider calling a pest control professional.