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Keeping Bedbugs Away from Your Home

Finding out you have pests at home be can alarming and difficult to address even if we see them easily running from one corner to another, so imagine the idea of having tiny, obscure pests that are well hidden in your favorite sofa or your comfy bed where you sleep every night. This is typically the scenario with the tiny pests in your bed called bedbugs, for obvious reasons, as they are so small in size and usually only come out night in the dark which makes them all the more difficult to see, meaning you cannot easily address them until you see them with your own eyes.

Bedbugs are not completely invisible, but since they are really tiny, they almost go unnoticed all the time, until you start seeing signs of their presence, which will also require a certain level of awareness on your side in order to identify such signs. Most of the times, bedbugs do not cause noticeable problems, but there are people, especially those with existing allergies of some sort, who are more sensitive and can easily develop rashes from the bites, which appear in clusters and often becomes tiny blisters that itches a lot.

It is a common connotation that bedbugs can only thrive in places and corners that are dirty, similar to other known pests, but since they depend on blood to survive, the cleanliness of a place has nothing to do with their ability to multiply and infest your home as long as there are humans and animals that they can suck blood from. Unknown to many, bedbugs are commonly transferred from one place to your home through items that can carry them such as furniture and bags that may have been from an infested location, usually from retail shops, hotels, or homes with bedbugs, and may even be carried through linens and clothing items that you used in other places where there are bedbugs.

By being mindful, first of all, when it comes to taking home items that may carry bedbugs, one can already avoid a possible infestation, so one must always remember to clean these items right away before they are used around the house. Putting these items into vacuumed bags and sealing it tight for a couple of days can also suffocate and kill the bugs, a step you can also do with other items that might be infested too.

Knowing what to look for is also important, since their size will require a closer look, so make sure you know what bedbugs look like (flat and oval with a brown color), including trails of their presence such as their eggs, its shells, shed skin, and their tiny fecal matter. In case you do not want to be bothered or are too busy to sort it yourself, just leave it with the professionals, as pest control companies will surely know best how to address bedbug infestation faster than it will take to do it yourself.