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Battling Bed Bugs

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Bed bug bites are usually itchy, can be inflamed, and can all be straight in a line. The problem with bed bugs is that they can be in one bed and they can actually be transported to another room. The little pests can hitch a ride on you, a family member, or even a pet. However, it is very important that you try to kill these little bed bugs before they do in fact spread. The longer you wait the harder they are to kill and the more likely they are to spread. Here are a few different things to remember when you are battling bed bugs.

Seal Them Off

One of the first things to remember is bed bugs to not necessarily have to live on a bed. They can thrive in other parts of your home such as a carpet floor. One thing to remember is that when you are in the room that is infected you need to think as if you were carrying them. When you leave the room any clothing or linens that you are carrying need to be bagged up so they do not spread to other parts of the house. It is even good for you to take a shower to rid yourself of the bugs.


One of the best ways to get rid of the little bed bugs is to do the laundry with the infected linen. The hot water will not kill the bed bugs, but be sure that you put the linen through a drying cycle on high heat for at least thirty minutes and the bed bugs will not be able to survive. One thing to remember is that you want to seal off the bed bugs when you take them to the laundry room, and then throw away the trash bag or bag that you used to carry the linen. 

Diatomaceous Earth

There is a tiny silica based shell that comes from a tiny algae plant called diatomaceous earth that is very effective in dealing with bed bugs. The little shells are extremely sharp and can actually puncture the exoskeleton of a bed bug. When this occurs he bed bug actually dries out and dies. Sprinkle a good amount of diatomaceous earth all over the infected linen and wait for a few days. Then, you will want to vacuum the diatomaceous earth and the dead bed bugs. 

For more information, contact companies like Canady's Termite & Pest Control.