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Keeping Bedbugs Away from Your Home

Managing larger pests that we can easily see with our naked eye can already be tough enough, now imagine if you have nearly invisible pests lurking around the corners of your homes, worst of all, in your beds and couches where you can lay in all day and all night. This is the case with bedbugs, tiny insects that can invade your home and even cause problems without you even knowing they are there, which can make it a lot more difficult because how can you address something which you probably do not even know is there in the first place?

Bedbugs are not completely invisible, but since they are really tiny, they almost go unnoticed all the time, until you start seeing signs of their presence, which will also require a certain level of awareness on your side in order to identify such signs. Although bedbugs do not always cause problems despite their size, signs of their presence can be particularly more profound if you have allergies that can be aggravated by their itchy bites, which are grouped flat or raised welts on exposed areas that may also form blisters, which most people may react to differently.

It is a common connotation that bedbugs can only thrive in places and corners that are dirty, similar to other known pests, but since they depend on blood to survive, the cleanliness of a place has nothing to do with their ability to multiply and infest your home as long as there are humans and animals that they can suck blood from. Most people are not aware that bedbugs are usually transferred from an unknowingly infested location like hotels, other homes or furniture shops, where you lay out your belongings that they can crawl into then transfer to your own bed and furniture once you return with them home.

By being mindful, first of all, when it comes to taking home items that may carry bedbugs, one can already avoid a possible infestation, so one must always remember to clean these items right away before they are used around the house. Sealing the items before washing, like in an air tight plastic bag for a few days will also help to kill the bedbugs, which you can also do with other items in your home that you suspect to have been infested already, as this can effectively suffocate bugs.

Equipping yourself with a little knowledge will also help you in the proper detection of bedbugs, especially in terms of the appearance of the bugs (brown, oval, and flat) and the eggs they lay, its hatched shells, including their droppings, which are all also tiny and require a close inspection. If you want to save time and effort, you can always call a reliable professional such as Go Forth Pest Control of Charlotte to handle everything for you and make sure these pests are gone without a trace.