What are bed bugs? You have probably heard of these bugs, but very few of us actually know what these creatures really look like. Bed bugs hide during the day, so it is hard to see them. That is exactly why most of us do not know what they look like. Bed bugs are nocturnal creatures that feed on our blood, which is why we classify them as parasites.
Are Bed Bugs Dangerous?
Unlike fleas, bed bugs cannot transmit any diseases. They cannot cause any serious complications, but they can cause skin rashes. Bed bug rashes are not difficult to treat. In most cases, the rash will go away on its own after a week or two. However, some people have very sensitive skin, so they need to use some remedies. The best home remedies for bed bug bites include lavender oil, baking soda with water, calamine lotion, and antibacterial soap. Bed bug bites are usually very itchy, but if you scratch the skin, you will make the whole thing much worse. Your skin can get inflamed, and that is the last thing you need, especially if this rash is on your face.
Bed bugs are nearly 5 millimeters long. They are usually brown, but after meal, they turn reddish. These creatures live only for twelve months or so, but they reproduce fast, so it can be very hard to exterminate them.
Many people do not even know they have bed bugs. If you see small red bumps on your skin, (and you don’t have any kind of allergy), this can be an indicator that you have bed bugs. It is important to do something about bed bug prevention, before they bite you again.
How to Prevent Bed Bugs
You can call professionals. They will use their own chemicals for bed bug prevention. They will also clean your furniture and carpets, so you will be safe for a while. However, after this, you will have to maintain the house hygiene.
You can buy some chemicals for this purpose, but you must be very careful when using these. Always keep them closed and away from children! Some of these products can harm your pets, so before you buy any, ask if the product is safe for animals.
If you have any old furniture you don’t use, don’t store it in the house. Bed bugs usually hide in the old furniture, so you should remove it from the house.