The sole purpose of this webpage is to educate you that Bed Bugs and Roaches are a major problem throughout the U.S. and Canada. You are not necessarily at fault if they have invaded your home. Talk to as many individuals as possible, read what you can about these nasty critters. Prepare to do battle with these creatures of the night. Hardware stores or home centres have sprays or powders to use or you may have to contact a professional exterminator. Do whatever you have to do so your home is safe and enjoyable.
Treating Bed Bug Bites
It’s important to know that not everybody reacts to the bites in the same way. Most people don’t feel or notice them at all since you’re bitten when you’re asleep. Bites are highly annoying, and your skin will itch like crazy, but it’s extremely rare for anyone to have serious health problems based on bed bug bites. The damage is more emotional than physical. Typically, no treatment is required for bed bug bites. If itching is severe for allergic reactions, it is advised to apply creams with oral antihistamines and corticosteroids. If itching and inflammation do persist, antibiotic cream or local antiseptic lotion will do the job or curing the infection. Your doctor or local pharmacist can recommend what is best for treating the bites. These remedies won’t stop you from actually being bitten further. You should focus on trying to keep from getting bitten perhaps sleeping away from the problem area until is is disinfected. Some people have gone to extreme lengths like sleeping on the kitchen table. Depending on the severity of the bites, it could take anywhere from a few days to a few weeks to get rid of the allergic reaction. Most of the time, the itching will stop first and the bite mark will gradually disappear.
The Good News… Bed bugs do not live under skin.
Where These Little Bed Buggers Hide!
Look around. Bed bugs are large enough to see. Bed bugs can live in any area of the home. Probably the first place you’ll want to carefully check is the bedroom or living room. They tend to be most common in areas where people sleep.
Mattresses… Look carefully at the folds, tufts, seams, and rips. The top sides and bottom of the mattress, also check all buttons.
Do I Have To Throw Out The Mattress? Depends upon the condition of the mattress or size of infestation. Considering if there are holes or tears in the gauze fabric of the mattress, bed bugs and eggs may be inside, as well as outside. Check your pillows also.
The Bed… They hide in the cracks and crevices in hollow posts of bed stands, the headboard, food board (if present), attached side railings, and supports. They may be found in box springs, coils of springs, support platform, and frame.
The Wall… Electrical switch plates, pictures on walls, wall posters, picture frames, cracks in plaster or seams in wall paper, cracks or peeling paint on the wall. Also, any molding at the top and base board at the bottom of the room.
The Floor… Tack strips under wall-to-wall carpeting and behind floor coverings and carpets, curtains.
Furniture… Crevices in wooden furniture, upholstery of chairs and sofas, inside the seams of drawers, both top and bottom.
Personal Items… In closets, clothes hampers, clothing, bedding, cushions, luggage, stuffed animals, soft toys, blankets, electrical appliances-radios, phones, televisions, smoke alarms, newspapers, magazines, etc.