Newly-Established Resource Helps You Fight Bed Bug Infestation

Bed bugs are becoming a serious epidemic at the moment and continue to rise in numbers, especially in the Northern Hemisphere. Yet expensive professionals aren't an option for most people afflicted with this problem.
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May 3, 2012 - PRLog -- Bed bugs are tiny insects that inhabit homes to feed on the occupants’ blood while they are sleeping. Since they are not easy to detect, they continue to inhabit the household, multiplying their numbers exponentially.

The bed bug epidemic is so severe right now that the National Pest Management Association has in fact declared April 22-28 as Bed Bug Awareness Week. Though the month of April is now over, the bed bugs persists.

Aside from hiring expensive pest control experts, the best weapon that people have to fight these annoying insects is having reliable information. And in order to provide people with comprehensive and practical information about bed bugs, a new site has been set up. They provide an easy-to-follow guide on how to keep the house free from bed bugs so people can sleep at night totally undisturbed, without having to spend too much.

According to their guide, bed bugs are nocturnal creatures. In daytime, they can hide anywhere because of their tiny, flat bodies, keeping people unaware that they are present inside the house. At night, they crawl out of their hiding places and look for their victims, who are most likely already on their beds sleeping. Since some of the victims develop welts that are itchy when they are bitten, most of them wake up from their slumber and have difficulty getting back to sleep.

Annoying as it is, a welt from an apparent insect bite is not a guarantee that it came from a bed bug, consequently making it difficult to positively point out that a house is being infested by them. However, a thorough examination of the entire house can be a sure way to determine bed bug infestation by looking for physical signs. Common signs include dark spots left on beds or pillow cases and rusty or blood stains on bed sheets, which happens when an engorged bed bug is crushed accidentally.

Once bed bug infestation is confirmed, occupants of the house can contact pest exterminators right away, and spend a lot for their services. Or as mentioned in the site, occupants can manually do the extermination themselves. It may mean a lot of work, but they can save a lot of money in return.

Because professional help costs a lot, and hands-on, manual extermination is exhausting and time-consuming, it is only reasonable that people should take steps in order to prevent infestation from happening again. It only takes a few bed bugs to crawl back into the house for them to multiply in numbers in no time.

In order to prevent this from happening again, people should be careful about the new furniture that they buy for the house, especially if it is secondhand. Bed bugs are notorious for finding their way into homes in this way.

Occupants should not bring furnishings inside the house unless they have already been thoroughly examined to be free from any trace of bed bugs. Funny as it may sound, the ones who let the bed bugs inside the house are the occupants themselves. So, if the occupants take precautionary measures, they may able to keep their homes bed bug free.

Visit for more information on fighting and preventing bed bug infestations.
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