There’s so much more to this famous American childhood rhyme than simply wishing someone a good night’s rest. While their bites may be harmless, bed bugs can actually cause you to lose sleep. In large numbers, bed bug bites often result in a maddening itch which is why you should get rid of bed bugs the moment you find them hiding in your mattress, beddings, carpets or furniture.
To get rid of bed bugs successfully, you first need to identify them correctly. Bed bugs can easily be mistaken for other household pests like ticks, fleas, booklice, mites, spider and carpet beetles, as well as cockroach nymphs. Bed bugs are brown, wingless insects with flat bodies and segmented abdomens. They are oval in shape and measure about 4-5mm when they reach adulthood. Bed bug nymphs are a bit smaller and are more translucent in color.
You aren’t likely to spot bed bugs during the day as they’re more active during nighttime. Their peak feeding time is just a few hours before daybreak, although a hungry bed bug won’t hesitate to come out any time during the day. Because they don’t have wings, bed bugs can’t fly or jump—instead, they crawl to move around at a speed of one meter per minute. They can easily navigate fabric, wood and concrete but have difficulty climbing slick surfaces like hard plastic, stainless steel and other shiny metals.
When it comes to bed bugs, you can’t simply just wait it out until they die a natural death. You have to act quickly to get rid of bed bugs in order to prevent a full-blown infestation. Bed bugs know no season when found indoors and can survive without food for up to a year. They can even go longer in cooler temperatures and the longest bed bugs are known to have survived without food is 400 days!
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Under favorable conditions bed bugs can mature in less than a month, especially when they have a steady supply of blood to feed on. That could be your blood because humans are their preferred hosts over pet cats or dogs. Each female bed bug can then begin to produce multiple generations throughout the year, laying about 200-250 eggs in her lifetime. Do the numbers and think of how this can progress into a full-blown bed bug infestation if no action is taken. For this reason, it is important to get rid of bed bugs quickly the moment you spot them in your home.
Contrary to popular belief, bed bugs can invade sparkling clean homes just as much as they are known to infest dingy, cluttered and messy environments. Of course, reducing your clutter will make it easier to get rid of bed bugs but extra care should be exercised to prevent these sneaky pests from entering your property.
So how do bed bugs make their way into your homes, really? Well, you might be surprised at how many ways you can unconsciously bring bed bugs home with you. If you’re a frequent traveler, bed bugs can easily stow away in luggage and traveling bags so you may have given some a free ride from hotel rooms which are notorious for harboring bed bugs. Also, bed bugs can sneak into folds or pockets of clothing and in the daily hustle and bustle of life, you may have unknowingly sat on something where bed bugs reside—an office sofa, bus or train seats, in cinemas, restaurants, beauty parlors, or any other public space. They can even hitch a ride on library books or plush toys your kids may be bringing home.
Do not despair though! There are safe and effective ways to get rid of bed bugs so you can reclaim your sleeping space and enjoy a good night’s rest, every single night.
First, let me tell you that it is never advisable to use commercial insect sprays or repellents to get rid of bed bugs. Remember, you spend at least six to eight hours sleeping on your bed so think of how much of those harmful chemical residues you could be inhaling each night! Moreover, bed bugs love to nestle deeply in folds and crevices of your mattress and beddings, so surface spraying might not really get the job done. While chemical sprays may be potent, the active ingredients simply cannot penetrate deep enough to reach these hiding places. Once dry, chemicals are often inert and likely to be useless unless a particular spray is specifically formulated to get rid of bed bugs.
Professional organic sprays like Azadirachtin which is derived from neem seeds will do a better job if you want to get rid of bed bugs for the long-term. This insect growth regulator (IGR) disrupts the life cycle and deters egg laying in over 200 insect species including bed bugs. Nicotine-based sprays will also do an equally good job if you wish to get rid of bed bugs for good as long as you carry out the appropriate pre-treatment measures.
ANT & GARDEN ORGANIC PEST CONTROL in Beaverton Oregon offers safe, effective and long-lasting organic pest control treatments to get rid of bed bugs permanently. My proprietary bed bug sprays are 100% natural and organic so they’re totally safe to use around your home. Best of all, they get rid of bed bugs permanently and prevent future re-infestations so you can sleep soundly without having to worry about inhaling toxic chemicals.
To prove to you that my organic pest control products are totally safe, I can even drink the same formulation I use to spray your bed bugs with right in front of you! Also, after applying my proprietary spray, you can watch bed bugs die right before your very eyes using my digital microscope hooked up to my MacBook. That’s just to show you my organic spray will get rid of bed bugs better than any commercial insecticide available in the market these days.
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