Friday, July 22, 2011

Bed Bugs

I was helping a friend kill bedbugs on their beds and floors. I was interested in doing so because I got my share of feeding them unintentional (what I mean is: they bit me too, and it was not a good one), so I'm taking my revenge.  We actually used a kerosene to kill it, others died but the rest just try to play dead when we sprayed the chemical and some just simply hid themselves.

So.. I got a researched about bedbugs and  how to get rid of them:

what is bedbug(s):
Cimicidae or bed bugs (sometimes bedbugs), are small parasitic insects. The most common type is Cimex lectularius.[2] The term usually refers to species that prefer to feed on human blood. All insects in this family live by feeding exclusively on the blood of warm-blooded animals. source:http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bed_bug

                                

life span of a bedbug:
Finding bed bugs in your home has nothing to do with poor hygiene! It takes only one bed bug to hitch a ride on your clothing (furniture, suitcase, etc) and infest your residence. What's worse is that they can live up to one year without drinking a drop of your blood. Feeding takes about 10 to 15 minutes for adults and less for the nymphs; they feed about every three days. Depending on the conditions, bed bug nymphs can survive for months without feeding. source:http://www.badbedbugs.com/

no-chemical treatment:

  • Vacuuming. A thorough vacuuming of cracks and crevices can physically remove bedbugs from an area. But vacuum cleaners can't reach all hiding places.
  • Hot water. Washing clothes and other items in water at least 120 F (49 C) can kill bedbugs.
  • Clothes dryer. Placing wet or dry items in a clothes dryer set at medium to high heat for 20 minutes will kill bedbugs and their eggs.
  • Enclosed vehicle. If it's summer, you can bag up infested items and leave them in a car parked in the sun with the windows rolled up for a day. The target temperature is at least 120 F (49 C).
  • Freezing. Bedbugs are also vulnerable to temperatures below 32 F (0 C) but you'd need to leave the items outdoors or in the freezer for several days. source:http://www.mayoclinic.com/health/bedbugs/DS00663/DSECTION=treatments-and-drugs

for a chemical treat please inquire the nearest pest control in your area.

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