Infestation of Bed Bugs
I feel crawling on me in my bed at night. the pest people came out and siad no infestation foiund but one bed bug i had found in my bed frame.
they did a treatment and that was it. but I now have red bumps on the back of my knieck and my bed has white/colotred things on it each day some hard some soft small like sand size. Do i have bed bugs? and do they need to reevaluate or what. they said htey already did it only happens in my bed at night.?
What are bed bugs?
The bedbug (or bed bug) is an insect of the family Cimicidae that lives by hematophagy – feeding on the blood of humans and other warm-blooded hosts. Its name comes from its preferred habitat: mattresses, sofas, and other furniture.Although not strictly nocturnal, bedbugs are mainly active at night.
Here’s a picture: http://media.photobucket.com/image/bedbug/Durv_2007/bedbug_main.jpg?o=20
Do you have bites that look like this: http://media.photobucket.com/image/bedbug%20bites/jeredsimmons/bed_bug_bite_symptoms.jpg?o=7 ???
That’s what bedbug bites look like. Maybe not that many, but depending on how many you have.
This is how to cure bed bugs:
Reduce clutter to inspection easier.
If you dismantle the bed frames, you may expose additional bedbug hiding sites.
Remove drawers from desks and dressers and turn furniture over, if possible, to inspect and clean all hiding spots.
Stand up the box spring and shine a flashlight through the gauze fabric to expose bed bugs.If the fabric is torn ( possible hiding place), remove fabric to prepare for spraying.
Caulk and seal all holes where pipes and wires penetrate walls and floor, and fill cracks around baseboards and moldings to further reduce harborages.
Since infested garments and bed linen can’t be treated with insecticide they will need to be laundered in hot water (120°F minimum). If washing is not available, sometimes heating the garments or bed linen for several minutes in a clothes dryer may work.
Thoroughly clean the infested rooms .Scrub infested surfaces with a stiff brush to dislodge eggs.
Vacuum in area of bed bug harborages with an vacuum attachment. Vacuum along baseboards, nearby furniture, bed stands, rails, headboards, footboards,bed seams, tufts, buttons, edges of the bedding as well as the edges of the carpets(particularly along the tack strips) are key areas to vacuum. A good vacuum cleaning job may remove particles from cracks and crevices to encourage greater insecticide penetration.
Discard vacuum cleaner bag in a sealed plastic bag when finished.
Caulk cracks and crevices in the building exterior and also repair or screen openings to exclude birds, bats, and rodents that can serve as alternate hosts for bed bugs.
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-What do Bed Bug Bites Look Like?-