How to Avoid Bed Bugs at Home?

How to Avoid Bed Bugs at Home?

Bed Bugs are probably the nastiest parasite ever created on Earth. These night mongering creatures can crawl inside your bed and furniture and feast on your blood while you’re asleep.

Bed Bugs occur throughout the world. The rate of infestation is common in the high-density area. The bed bug bite can cause allergic reactions, itch, rashes, and other common problems.


What are Bed Bugs?

Bed bugs are a type of parasitic insect that feeds on human blood, usually at night. They have been around for thousands of years. They are a small, flat wingless insect that is reddish-brown in color and approximately one-quarter inch long. After feeding, their size can grow exponentially.

They generally hide during the day and come out at night, and are mostly found on:

  • Old or second-hand furniture
  • Wall cracks and openings
  • Beds (mattress seams, box springs, bed frames, headboards)
  • Cracks and crevices of walls, floors, and furniture

They can easily travel inside your luggage, clothes, and shoes from one place to another.

5 Tips to Avoid Bed Bugs at Home

Precaution

  • Check thoroughly before buying secondhand furniture, beds, and couches for any signs of bed bug infestation. They can easily hide and travel in the furniture.
  • Vacuum the carpets, upholstery, and corners to remove any hiding bed bugs.
  • Use a protective cover on mattresses and box springs to eliminate hiding spots. Use a protective cover that encases mattresses and box springs to eliminate many hiding spots.

Prevention

  • Avoid putting up clutter in your home. Keep the place clean.
  • Cover up while sleeping because bedbugs don't tend to burrow under clothing, you may be able to avoid bites by wearing pajamas that cover as much skin as possible.
  • Use bug spray. Insect repellents designed to protect against mosquitoes or ticks aren't very effective against bedbugs.
  • Use mosquito netting. Bed nets impregnated with the pesticide may help protect you against bedbug bites. However, this practice may be helping bedbugs develop resistance to this pesticide.