Bed bugs are small insects that are normally found hiding in parts of the house that have less light and when the opportunity comes, they crawl out and start sucking blood from the home owner or his/her animals. There are a lot of sections within a house where the bed bugs can find conducive to hide in, and it is usually areas where there is little light and where they can have access to someone to suck from without looking for long. In most households, the pests will quickly find the most comfortable places for them to hide, and such places are those with less light such as furniture because they can hide in the joints on the equipment and get out when it is time to feed only. They can also hide in other material things such as a person’s clothes, mattresses on the bed, bags or briefcases, shoes and carton boxes, as long as they feel safe from being noticed by the host.
It is possible to move with these stubborn pests from a place that is infested into your house without even being aware, and that is why you should always be keen to avoid infestation your own house with such pests. The bugs can be transferred from one place to another by crawling onto clothes and luggage when you visit the house that is infested, when you buy second-hand items for domestic use from the person, or they can even crawl and hide in your laptop while you stay in an infested hotel room. Some preventive measures can be taken to make sure that the bugs are not transferred to your house. One a way of avoiding infestation is by washing the clothes, beddings, and furniture you buy from someone so that any pests on them dies before getting inside your house.
There are some things that indicate there are bed bugs in your house and you should, therefore, be on the watch for such, so as to start fighting them early. A common method to know that your house is infested is by observing your skin when you wake up and if it is itchy with some spots, the bugs might exist. The another indicator is by identifying if there are any small eggs or shells anywhere in the house especially on the bed joints.
After confirming that your house is actually infested with bugs, it is now time for you to take the right steps to ensure that they are all gotten rid of as quickly as possible. The methods used to destroy bugs are either by spraying the affected room and everything in it using a pesticide or by washing everything using hot water that is poured into every crack and joint of the furniture and on every other clothes, beddings or bags.