Welts from bed bug bites will most likely be seen on skin that remains bare while one sleeps – the arms and legs, face and neck are all frequently bitten – and it is to these areas one is advised to turn when looking for symptoms of the nasty insects.
The important sign, then, is the aftermath of an insect bite, irritating and itching, and this must be checked thoroughly to be sure whether it results from Bed Bugs or other causes.
As we have said the Bed Bug is a night breeding insect and it desires to feed on our blood. It also needs to hide, and this is why it lives in our beds and other items. Although the Bed Bug does not nest like a number of other similar mites, it does move to suitable places, so that several will hide together in the folds of a mattress, the inside of covers and linings and other dark and warm places.
This willingness to hide does make the Bed Bug tricky to find, but once you understand where to look – and are sure of the presence of the little mites – it is a case of using common sense to determine the places where they will be sleeping.
Bed Bugs are on many occasions brought into the home by individuals who have been on a journey, and have possibly slept on a number of unknown and frequently used beds. It is not necessarily a case of ill hygiene, however, as no end of hotels and guest houses have also been the originators of infestations. The reason for this is that the miniature bug is well trained at hiding and breeds – as we have seen – unnervingly quickly; with one female bug laying at least five eggs per day it is clear to see how quickly the colony can expand.
The most vital step is to throw out the affected mattress and any other items that may be home to the creatures. This may sound like startling action to many but it must be said that getting rid of all the eggs and bugs with off the shelf remedies may not be completely successful.
Also, all clothing , covers and linings that have been near bugs – or are suspected of having been – must be thoroughly laundered; if possible this needs to be done on the hottest notch possible as a sure way to kill the bugs.
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