The Bed Bug ProblemThursday, January 26, 2012 16:53
Our beds are generally our own personal space, somewhere to relax and sleep however what do you feel about sharing it with lots of little creatures called bed bugs? No doubt most people have heard of bed bugs but it is unlikely that they know what they actually look like, what they actually are and how to get rid of them. Essentially they pose very little threat to us humans. If you are bitten by a bed bug then you will not be waking up in the middle of the night screaming with pain; rather, around 8 or 9 days after the bite you will see some lines where the big has bitten you as well as the area around it being slightly red. It may even feel a bit itchy as well but, unless you have some rare reaction to it, then it will not cause to many problems.
That isn’t to say that you should just leave it at that as these bugs are not exactly the best thing to be sharing your bed with however how do you prevent them in the first place or get rid of them if they do manage to infiltrate your mattress? A mattress encasement is probably the best way to stop them getting into the mattress at all as it effectively provides a shield from which they will not be able to penetrate. However, some people find that they can get their way into and breed in the pillows although this is rarer than the mattress.
A specialized spray will do the job in eliminating them from the bed altogether and, after a few days, you can return to your bed safe in the knowledge that there are no bed bugs left nor will they be returning anytime soon.