Learn the basics about the bedbugs.
- Bed bugs are small reddish brown insects that bite people to eat their blood. They can grow to the size of an apple seed.
- Bedbugs travel from one place to another in luggage, clothing, boxes and used furniture. They can also move between apartments through small crevices.
- Bed bugs only come out at night. But that does not cease to bite if you leave the light on.
- Bed bugs can cause large itchy bumps some people. Meanwhile, other people do not have any reaction.
- Bedbugs can live long without feeding.
- Notifies the owner of your home or call a pest control company as find bedbugs in your home.
Use a flashlight to look for bed bugs in your home.
- Check for bugs hiding in the mattress, box spring or bed frame. Be sure to look under and along the seams (edges) of the mattress.
- Look for small red spots on the mattress. These spots can be a sign that there are bed bugs.
- Looking at other furniture that are near the bed, and bedside tables
Check for bedbugs when traveling.
- Place your luggage on a luggage rack (away from the wall) or in a dry bathtub. Do not put your luggage on the bed.
- Follow the steps above to see if there are bugs where you are staying.
- If you see signs of bedbugs, immediately called the front desk and tell your host.
Be careful with your luggage when you get home from a trip.
- Keep your travel clothing separately from other laundry. Wash it in hot water immediately.
- Vacuum your luggage to get rid of any bugs that may have gotten into your stuff. Take the vacuum outside to empty the contents into a plastic bag and seal well. Throw the bag in the dumpster outside.
Act immediately if you see a bug in your house.
- Do not try to get rid of bed bugs yourself. You could make the problem worse by making the insect will spread to other rooms in your home.
- Use clear tape to fix the bug in a piece of white paper. Show to an expert in pest control to make sure it is a bedbug.
- Call a pest control company to review your home.
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