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7 Effective Home Remedies For Bed Bugs (GET RID OF THEM FAST!)
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7 Effective Home Remedies For Bed Bugs (GET RID OF THEM FAST!) Bed bugs are small – around 5mm in size – so they are visible to the human eye, but only just. They’re oval-shaped, flat and rusty-brown in colour. Unlike other bugs, they cannot jump nor fly. They crawl out of their dark crevices at night to feed on blood which results in those infamous bed bug bites. Although they won’t spread any disease, they can be uncomfortable and some people will experience a reaction to bites. Females can lay up to 250 eggs during their lifetime of about two to four months. Eggs are laid in cracks and crevices and are oval and white in colour. What causes bed bugs? Contrary to popular belief, bed bugs don’t have anything to do with dirt – so an extra shower a day won’t keep them at bay! bed bugs feed on blood, anywhere with animals or humans is, technically, an ideal place for them to set up camp. Bed bugs move from place to place after feeding, and can hide in anything from bedsheets to your t-shirt, Signs of bed bugs Besides actually catching them crawling across your sheets, there are several other signs of bed bugs to look out for, including: Bites on skin Small, black spots on your bedsheets (bug faeces) Bed bug shells (they shed their skin much like snakes) A musty smell in your bedroom Blood spots (could occur if you unintentionally squish a bug in your sleep) Preparing for a bed bugs treatment Remove clutter Despite their name, bed bugs don’t solely reside in your sheets – they could be hiding in cardboard boxes under the bed or on clothes in your laundry basket. Before you try to treat bed bugs, you need to get rid of as much clutter as possible. Replace cardboard boxes for plastic boxes, put all your clothes in sealed bin liners and do the same with soft furnishings of any kind. Deep clean items that could be infested Everything that could have bed bugs must be cleaned thoroughly. This means heat treating clothing and sheets in a tumble dryer, or placing them in the freezer overnight before laundering as normal, both of which will kill bed bugs. Any furniture in your bedroom should also be examined for evidence of bed bugs and cleaned as necessary. Curtains should be removed and cleaned professionally, and the whole room should be vacuumed thoroughly. It’s extremely important to keep all cleaned items in sealed plastic bags. The vacuum bag should also be removed after use, placed in a sealed plastic bag, and disposed of. What’s hiding under your sheets? Bed bugs are so-called because they bite at night. Although they don’t always live in the mattress, they often do. Moving your bed away from the wall, furniture and anything else will make infestation anywhere else less likely. Vacuum the area The last step before you start treatment is to completely vacuum on, in and around the affected area. Vacuum your bed thoroughly, not only concentrating on the mattress but the headboard and slats too. Once all that’s done, you’ll be ready to treat your bed bugs using these home remedies. Home remedies for bed bugs A professional, bed bug infestation treatment is the most reliable way of guaranteeing the full extermination of your bed bugs. If you’d prefer to try a DIY treatment before shedding out any cash, give the following home remedies a go. 1. Starve the bed bugs If you don’t mind taking the slow and steady route, starving your bed bugs is another option. First and foremost, it’s important to vacuum your bed thoroughly. Next, you’ll need to get hold of some Ziploc bags for your mattress and leave them on for around a week – this will prevent any bugs from getting out and feeding, thus causing them to starve to death. 2. Diatomaceous Earth Diatomaceous Earth is often considered the most effective of all the natural bed bug treatments, killing more than 90% of bed bugs. It’s also cheap and easy to use – its powdered form means it can be sprinkled into even the smallest of cracks and crevices. The downside? It takes up to 10 days to work. To use, apply 100% Diatomaceous Earth onto the affected area and leave for a few days. You should slowly start to see dead bed bugs, which you can vacuum away. Repeat the process several times, until all bed bugs appear to have been eradicated. 3. Bicarbonate of soda Here’s another reason why it’s always handy to have a pot of baking soda in the home – it can kill bed bugs. Sprinkling bicarbonate of soda onto areas affected by bed bugs is thought to physically dehydrate their skin, whilst others suggest it’s abrasive enough to cut them. It’s cheap, it works, so what’s the downside? Treating bed bugs with baking soda is timely – you’ll need to repeat the process of sprinkling and vacuuming regularly in order to banish them. This in turn, means you’re going to need a lot of powder, making this home remedy more expensive that it may originally seem.
Technology Changing Pest Control
Extermination of rodents, insects and other pests drawn to food and beverage facilities seems like a low-tech exercise. But make no mistake: Technology more closely associated with NASA than pest remediation is beginning to reshape the way these prerequisite programs are executed.
Technology’s impact already is being felt, but bigger changes are coming, pest control professionals agree. “Better monitoring through electronics was being talked about five or six years ago, but the sensors and other hardware were too cumbersome and expensive,” notes Ron Harrison, director of technical services at Orkin Commercial Services in Atlanta. “More affordable electronics and the ability to store data in the cloud is driving down costs and leading to greater acceptance of the technology.”
The biggest changes are still five years out, agree on Harrison and Judy Black, vice president-technical services for Charlotte, N.C.-based Steritech.
“Software improvement is an area where there is a lot of development in putting trend data in a readable and understandable format,” says Black. “Information technology is going to allow us to digitize the traditional (pest-control) logbook. Five to 10 years from now, I’m not sure if there will be anything on paper.”
An attitude change by auditors and regulators will be necessary before paper documents will cease to be, but that is slowly happening. The change can’t happen fast enough, Black believes: Her organization tracks 37 different audit schemes for food-plant pest control and meeting the specific requirements and subtle differences between each of them can turn service technicians into bureaucratic functionaries and distract them from designing a program that meets the specific needs of a facility.
McCloud Services, South Elgin, Ill., a member of the Copesan network of industrial pest management providers, recently armed its technicians with tablet computers that put all documentation relating to a food company at the technician’s fingertips, replacing a hybrid electronic/paper-based system, according to Patricia Hodell, technical manager. Now the firm is issuing iPads to select clients to give them immediate access to trending and tracking information about their facilities. Facility maps that used to reside only in a binder can now be overlaid with data pinpointing hot spots in the plant and the degree of activity at each one.
Rodent traps should be monitored daily, but service technicians only visit weekly, at best. Heat sensors could wirelessly relay capture data in real-time, with battery-power monitors providing assurance that the trap itself is still functioning, Orkin’s Harrison points out. As hardware reliability increases and cost comes down, pest professionals will be able to precisely monitor and pinpoint problem areas. “It will introduce a scientific, rather than a robotic, approach to decision making,” he predicts.
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