Bedbugs, a silent invasion: How to prevent them
A disturbing picture has emerged in several cities, especially among public transport users. Recently, bedbugs have taken center stage in Europe. These tiny insects reproduce and spread very easily and quickly. Once they settle in, getting rid of them seems to be a virtually impossible task. So what can we do about it? As always, prevention is the best alternative. Read on to learn more.
What are bed bugs?
Bedbugs are hematophagous insects, meaning they feed on blood. Their bites cause itching, irritation, and, in many cases, allergic skin reactions. They are usually found on different types of tissues and surfaces. Once their population gets out of control (which is often the case), it is necessary to resort to professional exterminators and discard infected objects such as furniture, curtains, and bedding.
How to spot them?
While bed bugs can be seen with the naked eye, they may go unnoticed by hiding in seats, bedding, and clothing. In that case, red marks on the skin and itching will probably be the first thing you notice. Also, watch for strange odors; the closest description to the scent they produce is musty raspberries. Dark brown or reddish spots in the tissues are another sign. And finally, if you find something similar to small grains of rice, you’ve probably found bedbug eggs.
How to prevent bed bugs?
It is especially important to protect furniture such as sofas, padded chairs, and especially the bed. If these bugs get on your mattress, the only solution is to take it straight to the dump and replace it. No matter how new your mattress is, if these insects make a nest, you will need to get rid of it.
As mentioned above, the only solution is to prevent them from settling on certain surfaces. Maintaining order and general cleanliness of the spaces will help prevent (or at least detect in time) the appearance of this pest.
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Being prepared is easier than it sounds. Just pay attention to the signs, maintain cleanliness, and have a few allies like high-quality bedding. Protect your bed from bed bugs, dust mites, and fungus with the best bed bug cover, the BUGSECURE full mattress cover. You’ll sleep much more comfortably and safely and experience what a truly restful sleep is all about. Contact us today to learn more.