The first time a homeowner becomes familiar with bed bugs is typically following a series of bites have happened. Of course anyone would like to see that first bug before any infestation can occur, but the most common ways to learn if one’s house has been infiltrated is after he or she has undergone their bite’s skin irritation or other side effects. The symptoms include their signature set of bite bumps in twos and threes. The bites have a concentrated redness near the center of the bulge and can be itchy when one awakes in the morning, if the bites occur at night.
Bed bugs often bite their victims on the first and most easily accessible body parts they can find. This includes the face, neck, hands, arms, feet and lower legs. When infestations are extremely advanced, bites can be found all over the body because of the large number of insects now at the home. This leaves room for more devastating effects on all of the home’s occupants. That is, some people do not just itch and wonder about mosquitoes in the night; a few people have more extreme allergic reactions. They can break out in hives and blisters or start to feel inexplicably ill, which worsens over time as they’re repeatedly bitten. But treatments for the bites will only resolve one half of the problem; the bugs must be removed and deterred from re entry also.
A substantial part of performing pest management for bed bugs is to determine, as near the source as possible, how the pests entered one’s home. Nowadays, it’s pretty well known that traveling to high occupancy places have heightened risks of infestations of pests waiting to locate a new home. They flourish in hotels, military barracks, apartment buildings, and dormitories. So besides pesticide treatment, if a homeowner suspects these pests to be present, they should definitely check clothing, souvenirs, and suite cases after every vacation or trip home from college or tour of duty.
Frankly, bed bugs do not just hide near the bed, between mattresses or bedding. Nobody should wait around for them to go away or put and suffer acquiring fresh bites night after night. Each bed should be for rest not worry and discomfort.