Bed bugs are small insects that are normally found hiding in parts of the house that have less light and when the opportunity comes, they crawl out and start sucking blood from the home owner or his/her animals. A lot of places within the house can be used by these stubborn pests as a place for hiding and they usually find those areas with as little light as possible as long as they can find a human being to suck from in a short time. In most households, the pests will quickly find the most comfortable places for them to hide, and such places are those with less light such as furniture because they can hide in the joints on the equipment and get out when it is time to feed only. There are many other places and materials where these pests can also hide themselves including this such as the mattress, bed sheets, blankets, one’s clothes and shoes because they find such places comfortable and provide easy access to the host where they get blood.
The bed bugs are usually transferred from one home to another through different ways, and that is why there are chances of carrying them to your house too if you are not careful enough to take precautions early. They can be transferred from the infested area on your clothes, travel bags and also by purchasing second-hand items from people whose houses had the bugs. Some preventive measures can be taken to make sure that the bugs are not transferred to your house. One method is by washing all the second-hand items you buy using hot water and soap and then drying them well.
There are some things that indicate there are bed bugs in your house and you should, therefore, be on the watch for such, so as to start fighting them early. A common method to know that your house is infested is by observing your skin when you wake up and if it is itchy with some spots, the bugs might exist. The another indicator is by identifying if there are any small eggs or shells anywhere in the house especially on the bed joints.
After confirming that your house is actually infested with bugs, it is now time for you to take the right steps to ensure that they are all gotten rid of as quickly as possible. One method of getting rid of bugs is by washing everything that is inside the infested room or house using a lot of water with soap water, or just hot water such that every joint and crack in the room and on the tools are washed clean.