Cómo evitar las picaduras de las “chinches de cama” (insectos que frecuentemente se encuentran en las camas)

In English

It can be difficult to get rid of bed bugs once they enter your home. Follow these simple steps to help prevent them.

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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