Plans To Prevent Bed Bug Attacks
When we were all little we heard about bed bugs but many of us just laughed them off as one of those tales. Now we are older and we know that they really exist. In fact, many of us have had to suffer through their attacks! Now, tired of being their meal, we ask ourselves: how do we stop bed bug bites?
There’s a lot of bad information circulating in the air and some of it sounds so plausible it just might be true but one thing is for sure: bed bugs do not eat dead skin that we shed while we’re asleep. Something does, but it’s not these little creatures. Instead, these bugs are a blood ingesting insect that leaves little, red, and itchy bumps on our skin. They’re just as bad as the common mosquito, but because they’re smaller they leave smaller marks.
When it all boils down bed bugs are pests and no one wants pests in their house. So how do we get rid of them? The most common method is to kill them via pesticides. The only thing with pesticides and bed bugs is that they have built up their own special immunities to a lot of the poisons we have available to us. Because of that we have to find and purchase pesticides that are made specifically with these particular insects in mind. In doing so we also have to keep in mind that these critters enjoy commonly used areas. That being the case we have to ensure that the sprays and powders we get are safe for pets.
Did you know that heating your house can also kill bed bugs and other kinds of pests? You would have to do it on a day where you don’t have to be in your house because you’d have to get the temperature up to 120 degrees Fahrenheit to kill these bugs in all forms. Keeping your house this hot for the recommended twenty minutes can be difficult and expensive, but at least you’ll get them all in one fell swoop.
If you can’t do the heating trick for whatever reason you can also use a hand held steamer or your dryer to kill any of these bugs that you suspect. This will take more time than the before mentioned method but may be easier on you.
There is another method called the Barrier method. In this method you secure furniture items with double sided duct tape and petroleum jelly. As these critters can’t cross either of these protective seals you’ll somewhat keep them from your furniture. That isn’t to say they won’t find other ways but a deterrent is a deterrent.
When you have to stop bed bug bites you know where your priorities are. You may end up just calling an exterminator but ultimately there are ways to handle it yourself. With a little hard work you could be bite free!