Bed bugs are blood sucking insects. They live on human blood only. Their bites can cause many problems. Their bites are itchy and can lead to infections and skin conditions. Amount of blood lost to their sucking is a major issue and blood transfused diseases cannot be ruled out. These bed bugs have a long life span. They can live for long time without food. An adult bed bug can live up to one year without any fill of blood. Getting rid of bed bugs are tough.
Market is full of bed bug killing sprays, lotions, powders, tablets and so on. But they fail to work. There are many bed bug killing home remedies, but they do not remove bed bugs from home. Some pesticides are used, some use heat treatment, but absolute results are seldom seen. Bed bugs lie low for some time and again reappear. On suspicion of bed bug infestation, one must be active. All beds and beddings must be completely removed from home to be put under direct sunlight for hours and if need arises, for days. Sunlight and its heat kill bed bugs. It is preferable to destroy bed bud infested bed by burning it. Every bed post and similar furniture must be minutely checked for bed bugs. They should be thoroughly washed with boiling water.
Areas around bed, books, bookcases, radios, carpets, and cracks in furniture or walls, crevices must be checked for bed bugs and on finding them, should be destroyed with pesticides. Applications of pesticides must be done repeatedly to be safe. To treat bed bug, one should clean everything with boiling water. After that, they should be dried in highest possible temperature.
Bed bugs are such animals that they refuse to die. They must be exterminated by professionals and experts. If a place is infested by bed bugs, it is best to take help of professional pest control service such as PCSI.