Bed bugs are small insects that feed on human blood. They can be seen with the naked eye and usually appear as red or dark brown spots in a line or cluster at the top of mattresses, bed frames, headboards, under carpets (particularly near beds), behind wall-paper joints and upholstery seams. They can also be found in carpets, curtains, and even clothing! Their bites cause red welts on the skin that itch like crazy.
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Top signs of bed bugs infestation
Bed Bugs are notoriously hard to detect before they infest a home. It’s not until their population has reached enough size and density for them to become visible that you may notice the signs of bed bugs around your house, on furniture or in cracks.
Top signs of bed bugs infestation includes:
(The bugs are about the size of a poppy seed).
(1) Dark stains from their droppings and molted skins around the bed or furniture.
(2) Reddish brown spots on sheets where they’ve been feeding, erythema (redness) and itching of skin in these areas.
(3) Small red welts seen on your skin (that means that they have done a feeding on your blood).
Rare reactions to bed bugs
In rare cases, people can develop an allergic reaction to bed bug bites. These reactions may include:
- Hives and other skin irritations on your body where they’ve bitten you or attached themselves to suck blood from you;
- Nausea, headache, and itching of the skin;
- A feeling that your heart is racing when they bite. If this happens, please consult a doctor.
What to do when you’ve been bitten
If you have been bitten by a bed bug, wash the area with soap and water to remove any traces of dead bugs or their droppings. Apply an over-the-counter antihistamine cream (such as Benadryl) to reduce itching or swelling.
What is the main cause of bed bugs?
The main cause of having bed bugs in your home is most likely due to:
-You bringing them in from another place, such as a hotel or someone’s home; through your luggage, bags, etc.
-You unwittingly buying used furniture, bedding or clothing that has been infested with them.
-You having a pet that brings in bed bugs from outdoors (for example, an outdoor cat).
How to kill bed bugs instantly?
Bed bugs will die immediately if exposed to 113°F continuously for about 90 minutes or more. If the temperature rises to 118 degrees Fahrenheit, they can live only 20 minutes before they die.
Bed bug eggs, surprisingly, must be exposed to 118°F for 90 minutes in order to reach 100% mortality.
However, a better way to get rid of bed bugs in Singapore is by hiring a professional pest control company in Singapore. They are able to diagnose the root cause of your bed bugs infestation and propose a more long-term solution for you.
How do I get rid of bed bugs permanently?
The only way to get rid of bed bugs permanently is by hiring a professional pest control. Not only are they trained to identify the root cause of your bed bugs infestation, but they will know how to get rid of your bed bugs for good.
How long does it take to get rid of bed bugs?
A usual insecticide treatment takes about 30 minutes per room, and up to 2 hours if the room is larger or has more problems.
After the treatment is done, you should wait until all traces of insecticides have dried before reentering your home, or until your pest control professional has told you that it is safe to re-enter the room.
Does Vaseline stop bed bugs?
No, Vaseline will not stop bed bugs. Vaseline is a petroleum jelly that does not kill bed bugs.
Bed bugs will only stick to the vaseline, but it does not get rid of them.
The only way to stop them from getting on you is by using insecticides and other chemical treatments that will get rid of them for good.
Does Vicks Vapor Rub repel bed bugs?
Vicks Vapor Rub is a product that is used to relieve the symptoms of colds. It is not effective in repelling bed bugs.
Can I sleep in my bed after bed bug treatment?
You may sleep in your bed again after undergoing treatment. Beds should be covered with encasements, so that any lingering bed bugs will not be able to escape or bite.
How do I treat my bed for bed bugs?
– Use a vacuum cleaner to remove visible evidence of bed bugs, eggs and droppings.
– Place the vacuum cleaner bag in an airtight plastic container outside for at least 24 hours before disposal; this will help prevent recontamination
– Seal mattress and box spring in an encasement
– Clean all surfaces of the bed frame with a stiff brush or vacuum attachment, especially where legs meet the floor. This is because bed bugs often congregate there.
– Wash linens at high temperature using detergent to kill any eggs on them
Does washing clothes kill bed bugs?
Washing and drying clothes and bedding is a simple and inexpensive way to kill all of the bugs in your home. It is an important step for DIY bug control, but it also kills any bugs left over after pest control professionals have applied insecticides.
A quick tip when you are washing your clothes is to: Seal your laundry bags before moving them to a new location. This will keep bed bugs from getting into other areas of the house or Laundromat.
Can Salt Kill Bed Bugs?
Salt does not kill bed bugs. Without skin that absorbs salt like humans and other mammals do, they will not be dehydrated by a low-salt diet.
What laundry detergent kills bed bugs?
There are few laundry detergents in Singapore that are catered to kill bed bugs.
Most of the detergent that are recommended to kill bed bugs are made in the US.
Top laundry detergents for bed bugs include (can be found on Amazon):
- Seventh Generation Concentrated Laundry Detergent
- Gain flings! Laundry Detergent Soap Pacs
- Rid-X Septic Tank Treatment Enzymes
- BED BUG DETERGENT- 50 Loads
- Mrs. Meyer’s Clean Day Laundry Detergent
- BED BUG DETERGENT- 50 Loads
Other solutions include:
- Bed Bug Killer by EcoRaider 16 oz
Consult A Pest Control Expert Today
Bed bugs infestation is a growing problem worldwide. All homes are susceptible to this pest despite precautions taken, and the best way to keep them at bay is through professional extermination methods. Execute Pest Control provides targeted treatments that get rid of these pests without having to spray chemicals all over your home or using dangerous pesticides. They offer 24-hour service for maximum convenience so you can rest easy knowing that your family and pets will be safe from any harm that may come from contact with harmful substances. They also have great deals on additional services such as bed bugs control services, termite inspections, rodent removal, flea control, and more