Bed bugs are tiny, blood-sucking insects. They have a nocturnal and immobile behaviour. Attracted to human body heat, bed bugs tend to prefer human blood to other mammals blood. Bed bug bites appear as red welts on the affected area, with a lot of itchiness. Owing to their lazy nature, the job of detecting bed bugs becomes very difficult. Bed bugs hide in the cracks and crevices of walls, seams of mattresses, flooring gaps and other undisturbed areas. If left unchecked, their population will shoot up to more than 150% within a week. Bed bugs have recently been haunting the houses of people since the last 4 years. Now the scenario has widened as they move on to terrorise posh apartments, bungalows, hotels, theatres and many more commercial places. Such is the rate of infestation that 2 out of every 5 houses are suffering from bed bugs infestation.
Anti-bed bug measures : Companies providing home improvement solutions and pest control firms came to the rescue of the panic-stricken bed bugs victims. Consider some extermination methods:
- Hiring the services of professional exterminators
- Hiring the services of bed bugs dogs
- Use of anti-bed bugs spray, insecticide, concentration etc.
- Use of natural remedies like lemon, lavender etc.
Prevention techniques: The need for bed bugs treatment arises when there is an infestation; if there is no infestation, then there wouldn’t be any need to spend on it! Hence it is advised that you take care of prevention rather than waiting to get an infestation and get cured. Bed bug proof mattress covers have proved to be of great value and use. Such a mechanism is used in the making that bed bug tolerant mattress covers are completely impenetrable. Even water cannot surpass the micron-sized pores. Bed bath and beyond launched a wide range of Allergy Luxe bed bug free mattress covers and pads. Protect-A-Bed is leading the market with its unique Micron-One technology, making it superior to other brands. The bed bug resistant mattress protectors are somewhat costly but yet can be afforded in order to save you from the treatment horrors and running expenses.
Other bugs in mattresses? Bugs like ticks, chiggers and mites are mostly found in woody areas and grasslands. You should pay attention to your clothing so as to shun these insects from coming back with you as an uninvited guest from a picnic. Tick resistant mattress covers have not been in demand. You are more likely to get ticks and chiggers if you go out in the woods barefooted and half-clad. Ticks will stick to you and feed till they get full and fall off. Even chiggers have not been known to infest beddings. You should fear fleas. Once inside your house, fleas will reproduce and multiply in an alarming rate. Still flea resistant mattress covers should be used for your pets and not for you alone. Well, spider resistant mattress covers although available, would not be a great option to consider, unless you live nearby forests or trees. Even mosquito resistant bed bug covers can be substituted for mosquito nets.