Bed bugs in mattress
Bed bugs have taken their position inside the houses of many urban people. These bugs can increase their number and can take shelter in the houses just by some carelessness of the people. People tend to carry these bugs unknowingly with them while travelling and the spread of bed bug is also due to lack of public awareness. Bed bugs generally hide themselves in the mattress, bed frames or in old and antique furniture.
These small wingless insects that feed solely upon the blood of warm-blooded animals are active only at night. These bed bugs are carried to one’s household when a furniture is bought or sometimes they dwell in new mattresses. Though these bed bugs do not transmit diseases, but their bites can cause harmful infections. Once people determine that they have a bed bug infestation, control can be achieved with the help of professional exterminators. These exterminators involves tactics that are safe and environmentally compatible, including preventive measures, sanitation and chemicals applied to targeted sites. People should thoroughly inspect their homes, looking for bed bugs and their harborage sites so that cleaning efforts and insecticide treatments can be targeted. The most vital point is to be sure to inspect mattresses, box springs and bed frames, as well as crack and crevices that bed bugs may hide in during the day or when feeding on a blood meal. It is commonly found in mattress, therefore, sanitation measures include frequently vacuuming the mattress. After vacuuming, one should immediately place the vacuum cleaner bag in a plastic bag, seal tightly, and discard in a container outside. This will prevent captured bed bugs from escaping into the home. After vacuuming the mattress, it should be enclosed in a zippered mattress cover that is used for house dust mites. Any bed bugs remaining on the mattress will be trapped inside the cover and will be destroyed.