Bedbugs: How to Get Rid of These Pests

Tuesday, 11 Feb 2014 10:43 PM

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Bedbugs or cimicidae are pests living on the blood of humans and animals by creating an infestation. These insects very rapidly pass from place to place and can exist anywhere, even in clean areas. Mostly bedbugs are found in beds, clothing, and luggage. They reside undetected in human homes and bite people and pets to feed on blood. A bite causes many infections and problems in humans, which require immediate treatment. Pest control methods to get rid of these bugs include preventive measures to remain safe from these pests by killing them or preventing their bites and treatment measures that help cure the danger caused by the insect. In the following section, we will discuss how to kill bedbugs, how to get rid of them via pest control measures, and the treatment measures to treat the symptoms caused by bedbug bites.
 
How to Get Rid of Bedbugs

Pest control is necessary to get rid of bedbugs. There are ways to kill cimicidae and ways to prevent bites. The following ways can help you know how to get rid of the pests, what pest control measures need to be followed, and how to kill the insects or prevent their bites.
  • You can encase your bed to get rid of bedbugs hiding in it. This is a good pest control method.
  • Clothing and bedding are prone to these bugs. These must be laundered at 120 degrees Fahrenheit as an effective pest control measure.
  • Vacuuming can help you get rid of bedbugs to some extent. Though it may not help kill every single pest, it will keep you safe to a minimum level by a mild eradicating treatment. Follow this pest control measure to prevent cimicidae.
  • Do not try to kill these bugs yourself. Get help from the pest control companies to get rid of them. In harder cases, you can use the simple steam machine to point steam on the areas in which bedbugs survive to effectively remove them.
  • A pest control expert can treat the infected places in the home to help you remain safe and kill these pests effectively.
     
Treatment Measures for Bites and Infection

If preventive measures do not work and if you fail to kill the pests or ensure effective pest control measures, you can seek these treatment methods to help you get rid of the infection or allergy caused by the bedbug bites. These treatment measures can be followed:
  • Apply an over-the-counter steroidal anti-itch cream containing cortisone on the bedbug bite.
  • Protect your skin during the healing process by applying calamine lotion.
  • Use a pain relief cream containing paramoxine to get rid of the pain caused by the insect bite.
  • When taken orally, antihistamine allergy tablets can help reduce rash and itching. This is a fair treatment for bedbug bites.
  • Aloe vera gel, baking soda, and lemon are also some effective treatment measures to naturally treat bedbug bites.
These procedures can help kill bedbugs, be effective pest control measures, and treat bites to help you effectively deal with bedbugs.

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