Bedbugs have been around for many years and are considered an important public health issue. It is a possibility that the increase in the bedbug manifestation could be caused by an increase in business and leisure travel, an increase in resistance to chemical pesticides and lack of information and knowledge of bed bug infestations. They can be problematic to both household pets and humans by causing skin irritations and allergic reactions. They do not spread or transmit disease but can be a major nuisance and hard to control and remove from a location.
Do a thorough visual examination of linens, mattresses, beds and other furniture when cleaning. You will find signs of a bed bug infestation if there are small dots or dark spots, tiny eggs or eggshells, live bed bugs, red coloured stains on linens or mattresses, and skins shells from nymphs. If there is the home is heavily infested, be sure to check other areas in the home such as couches, chairs, dresser drawers, areas around appliances and electrical outlets. These tiny bugs can find their way into the most unusual places and can squeeze into tiny cracks.
The best low risk pesticides to deal with bedbugs are widely available. It may be best to check with a professional pest control removal company that uses a low chemical approach. There are more than three hundred different types of chemical treatments and non-chemical treatments on the market to assist in the prevention and control of bed bugs. Make sure to get a professional into your home as quickly as possible and wash and remove any items that can be laundered easily. You can also remove any bedding or furniture that may be infested and take it outside of the home or to the local dumpster. It is almost impossible to salvage bed bug infested mattresses and furniture.