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Saturday, June 9, 2018

Don't Let The Bed Bugs Bite

Bed Bugs are one insect many of us not only hope but assume that the insects will never creep into their home. Some believe that bed bugs only happen in homes located in large bustling cities. The truth is that bed bugs can be found in all 50 states. Urban areas are noted to have a higher percentage. When bed bugs are found it is important to eliminate them at once.

Bed bugs are reddish brown in color and flat, oval in shape. They tend to be approximately 1 inch long. Bed bugs can live up to 10 months and even live without feeding. Bed bugs can be located in cracks and crevices in the home. They love to lay in mattress seams and sheets, furniture, baseboard, picture frames, etc... Hotels are notorious for bed bugs and is a good source to take the unwanted bugs home.

Bed bugs diet on blood and nothing else. The pest normally dine on host while they are asleep. While bed bugs do bite the good news is that they carry no disease. The bites, however can cause itching, swelling , and allergic reaction.

Bed bugs hide in tiniest crevices and cracks and move into homes without any signs. They will hitchhike into your home with used furniture or in a suitcase. Now that they are in your home what can you do.

  • Investing in a mattress cover that will prevent any bug movement is the place to start. 
  • launder all linens, pillows, curtains and clothing that have laid on your bed or near it. 
  • clean up clutter around your bed, spines on books of night stand are great places the bugs love to be. 
  • find an experienced exterminator

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  1. Ughh, I hope to never experience bed bugs. I have a friend who has found them in hotel rooms twice!

  2. Oh this gives me the willies! My friend was freaking me out about not bringing suitcases into the house in case they have bed bugs *shutter*

  3. Ewww... the thought of bed bugs make me sick.

  4. Oh goodness, I am paranoid about these things. I travel often so I look out for these things and take precautions. You just never know.

  5. Omg I cannot even imagine having these in my bed!!!

  6. Ewww, The thought just grosses me out. Hotels I hear are notorious for them. One of my fear when I stay at them.

  7. Just the idea of them makes my flesh crawl, but they are common so need to change those mattresses regularly.


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