The first time a homeowner becomes familiar with bed bugs is typically after a series of bites have happened. Of course anyone would love to spot that first bug before any infestation can occur, but the most common ways to learn if one’s house has been infiltrated is after he or she has experienced their bite’s skin irritation or other side effects. The symptoms include their signature set of snack bumps in twos and threes.
Bed bugs tend to bite their victims on the first and most easily accessible body parts that they can find. This includes the face, neck, hands, arms, feet and lower legs. When infestations are extremely advanced, bites can be found throughout the body due to the lot of insects now at the house. This leaves room for much more devastating effects on all of the home’s occupants. That is, some people don’t just itch and wonder about mosquitoes in the night; a few people have more extreme allergic reactions. They could break out in hives and blisters or even start to feel inexplicably ill, which worsens over time as they’re repeatedly bitten. But treatments for the bites will only resolve one half of the issue; the bugs must be eliminated and deterred from re entry also.
A significant part of performing pest management for bed bugs is to determine, as close to the source as possible, how the pests entered one’s home. Nowadays, it is pretty well known that traveling to high occupancy places have heightened dangers of infestations of pests waiting to find a new home. They flourish in resorts, army barracks, apartment buildings, and dormitories. So besides pesticide treatment, if a homeowner suspects these pests to be present, they should definitely check clothes, souvenirs, and package cases after every holiday or trip home from school or tour of duty.
Frankly, bed bugs do not just hide near the bed, between mattresses or bedding. Bed bugs are sneaky and stubborn pests that require vigilance. Nobody should wait around for them to go away or lay and suffer acquiring fresh snacks night after night. Each bed should be for rest not worry and discomfort.