Severe Bed Bug Bites
Have Bed Bugs Bitten You?
Incidents involving severe bed bug bites are becoming more commonplace, and the only way to avoid this biting menace is effective bedbug control.
Bed Bugs are among the very worst insect pests we encounter and are incredibly easy to spread. Many domestic infestations begin quite innocently when the occupants are travelling away just for a night, only to discover a month or two later that they have become infested.
Bed bugs feed by puncturing your skin and causing trauma to the tiny blood vessels in your skin called capillaries. These provide the bedbug with all the blood it needs to mature and breed.
What Happens When Bed Bugs Bite You?
Bites from adult bed bugs will bleed out, causing blood stains on your bedding and night clothes.
The bed bugs bites can also cause some unpredictable reactions. Everyone will react slightly differently, but most will cause severe itching, red marks and scarring that can last for days and even years.
Common areas that get bitten include the areas exposed during sleep. Your ankles, feet, lower arms, hands, neck and face are the most common sites of bed bug bites. We had a customer a few years ago that was bitten 11 times on her face in one night!
Our Advice If You React To Bedbug Bites
Severe bed bug bites require the right course of treatment. The health risks and emotional stigma associated with both infection and scarring mean it’s imperative that you get to your Doctor or GP as quickly as possible. They may offer steroids, antihistamines to reduce the swelling and scale of any skin reaction.
Health care professional including pharmacists will often provide advice on more holistic products that may help to reduce inflammation and control itching.
5 Ways Defeat Bed Bugs Quickly.
1. Replace hollow, metal framed beds with wooden ones. Metal bed frames offer almost indestructible hiding places for bed bugs to escape the harshest effects of most chemicals. Empty – fabric covered, wooden framed bed bases are cheap and a leading cause of bed bug infestation. They should be removed from the property ASAP.
2. Vacuum intensively, especially around the edges of the rooms and in and around sofas, beds and bedroom furniture.
3. Buy a steam generator, and use heat to destroy bedbugs, and bed bug eggs. Tumble drying all textile items for a few minutes in a commercial dryer will also provide a high level of elimination.
4. Surveillance. Check the bed and around the bed every morning and be sure to kill any bed bugs found. If you don’t like the idea of squashing them, then you can use sticky tape to trap them.
5. Don’t waste your money on shop bought products. The professional products we use are very safe and far stronger than what you can buy yourself.
Once you have had a professional treatment, it is entirely reasonable to consider using shop bought cures, but professional control should come first, to gain complete elimination or more simply, the upper hand.
Need More Bed Bug Control Advice?
Call our Bristol Pest Control Expert: Simon 0117 303 5181.