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How to Eliminate Night Bed Bug Bites in Bed In 8 Steps

Wednesday, November 5th, 2008

How to Eliminate Night Bed Bug Bites in Bed

Everyone has probably heard the saying, “Don’t let the bed bugs bite.” What some people don’t realize is that bed bugs are real. They are tiny, wingless bugs that like to hide in small cracks and crevices. They have flat bodies and are a reddish-brown color. Bed bugs are nocturnal and like to feast on human hosts while the hosts are sleeping. Good hygiene, clean bedding and mattress covers are great ways to prevent bed bugs. But, what are you supposed to do if you already have bed bugs?

1. Check around. Bed bugs like to hide in cracks and crevices that are close to where you sleep. The best places to check first are “tufts”, folds of mattresses and seams. Dark spots on your bedding or blood stains are also a good indication of a bed bug infestation.

2. See a specialist. It is important to seek the help of a specialist before going to any drastic measures. You probably want to see your doctor to confirm your bite marks. Bed bug bite marks usually appear in rows and can swell up to look like welt marks. You can also call in a bug specialist to see if they can locate the tiny creatures.

3. Sanitize. If you’ve identified that you do, in fact, have bed bugs, you need to sanitize everything. If you can afford it, throw your old mattress away and buy a completely new set. If money is tight, vacuum your mattress. Vacuuming your mattress can go a long way in helping to sanitize your mattress.

4. Don’t use an insecticide. Using an insecticide should never be used to get rid of bed bugs. Although it will kill the bed bugs, it will be harmful to you to sleep on the chemicals.

5. Wash it. Shampoo your mattress with a special mattress shampoo. Be sure to follow the manufacturers directions completely. Also, be sure to wash all clothing and bedding in extremely hot water. This will kill any remnants of bed bugs.

6. Vacuum it. Vacuum the mattress and your house thoroughly. Do it over and over and over again. You want to completely eliminate any signs or remnants of these bed bugs.

7. Exterminators. You can get rid of a small bed bug problem on your own. However, it is always best to call in the professionals. Professional exterminators can completely rid your entire home of bed bugs.

Bed bugs can infest your home in no time. The best thing to do if you think you have a bed bug infestation problem is to see a specialist and call in the professional exterminators. Don’t let bed bugs ruin your mattress or your home. Do what you can to remove the problem as soon as you can.

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