Bed Bug Control

How To Handle it Yourself!

By Michael Pietrafesa

Exterminating bed bugs can be tricky.I know what you’re thinking just take off the sheets and clean them well and all of your problems will disappear! Unfortunately it’s really not that easy and bed bug control is going to take a lot more than a quick run to the laundry! This is one pest that just won’t go away at least not that easily. If you’re thinking about just spraying a large can of pesticides that’s not going to kick the infestation either. It’s going to take a lot of effort and some hard work on your end. There is a way to get rid of bed bugs but you do have to be patient.

Bed bug control can be one of the hardest things to deal with so the first thing that you need to do is learn about the pests. You should find out all you can about bed bug control and these bugs in general in order to rid your home of them. One thing you need to know is how they entered your home in the first place. Your home may be ripe with food and shelter for these little bugs and you’ve made it way to easy and convenient for them not to move elsewhere.

If you’ve noticed a substantial number of bedbugs then they may have been present for quite some time and established a widespread infestation. However, if there’s just a few here and there it may be a new infestation and you may be able to pinpoint how they got in your bed. Bed Bugs can get into the home in three different ways. They can come in via a person either living in the home or someone who was over for a visit and brought them along for the ride or they can come in via an object such as a teddy bear, clothing or a library book. They can even come in through the walls to adjoining condos via cracks, electric outlets or vents.

Bed bug control is not easy so it is important to take all the necessary steps to get rid of them. You can hire an exterminator to come in and do the bed bug extermination or you can attempt it on your own. You may not be successful the first time unless you’ve read and understand how they come about and what actually eliminates them. Make sure you do your due diligence and get the products and the equipment needed to eradicate bed bugs and their eggs for good!

Michael Pietrafesa, EzineArticles Basic PLUS Author


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    I GOT A STORY TO TOP THEM ALL!I just found out that my mattress has a very small, but still very cpeery, bed bug infestation! It took some detective work to figure out where they came from but I think I have it figured out! Amazon the online store!! About 4 months ago, I purchased a new bed-in-a-bag set ..and it actually turned out to be a bed-bug-colony-in-a-bag set! A friend had come to visit about 2 weeks after I bought the new set. I was all excited and washed everything except the dust ruffle. Now I wish I had washed it! I’m guessing that one of the warehouses had a set returned after it had already been put on an infested bed and Amazon just re-sold it to me! While she was here we were both getting bit like crazy by mosquitoes and she’s not use to all the mosquitoes in FL so I told her not to worry about it. The bites I had seemed to be itching more and for weeks on end before they finally healed up. I was researching how pheromones can attract them, or even steroid/cholesterol residue on your skin from your metabolism or medications. So, I first thought it was my new lotion that was attracting them because it was the only new variable that I could figure out. About a month after she left I started to wonder if it could be fleas or bed bugs because I was spending much less time outside but had 4 times as many bites. I looked online but when I checked my bed, there were no bugs/feces/shed skins. I figured I was just attracting mosquitoes from all regions of the continent. Finally, 4 months after I got the bed set, I started to notice that the bites were mainly on my fingers and arms but hardly anywhere else. They would itch for 2 days and calm down but sometimes at work they would instantaneously swell back up and get itchy again. Mosquito bites normally only last 2-3 days and are only itchy the first day. The bites I had were multiplying but also taking 2-3 weeks to heal completely. The last 2 nights I’ve been waking up around 5 or 6 am and notice 1 or 2 fingers that have 4-6 bites each! They itch way worse than mosquitoes/fleas and I just couldn’t believe that 1 mosquito in my room at night would bite that many times in a row if I’m sleeping and don’t move while he fills all the way up. At this rate it would have to be a mosquito with a tapeworm! All in all, I looked online at pictures and bite blogs that compelled me to look again after work and sure enough they have finally colonized enough to have a few very large adults, one weird shaped casing like an egg sac, and a few nymphs that are very hard to see. I’m moving at the end of the month and I’m tossing my FAVORITE mattress in the trash when I go. I squashed every bug I could find (all full to the brim with my blood) and washed everything. I’m going to try the spray to cover me for a few weeks and everything will get bagged or thrown in the dryer before I move 1 box! Wish me luck and, if I’m right, then I suggest not buying anything made of fabric at Amazon if you know what’s good for you but if you do don’t forget to wash the dust ruffle!

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  8. dior says:

    I woke up with what looks like a bite on my arm, its itchy and its only 1 spot.a month back I got 2 on the other arm and they were quite big and took a week or two to go but ive got another one today, i dont know whetehr its to do with the cat sleeping on my bed as it was covered in hairs, my girlfriend woke up this morning with me and she did not have any, any ideas ?

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