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Prevent Bed Bugs

How to make sure you avoid ‘bed bugs’ and get a good night’s sleep

Beds Shrewsbury experts are now providing some practical tips for avoiding bed bug bites to enjoy a blissful night’s sleep. Bed bug bites cause aggressive itching and nasty reactions for several days. The main challenge is identifying bed bugs since they are experts in hiding. Bed bugs hide in cracks and around mattresses and bed and are quite hard to spot for two main reasons. First, bed bugs are very tiny and a mature bedbug has the same size to a mature apple seed, growing up to a maximum of 5mm long. The irritating household pests prefer to hide in wood or fabric over metal and plastic and love to hide near the sleeping areas. The NHS identifies six major signs of bed bug infestation:

A musty and unpleasant scent from the bedroom
Blood spots on the bed sheets, especially if you squash the pest after feeding
Skin bites
Tiny white eggs or small bugs in the joints and crevices of furniture or mattress

According to NHS, bed bugs prefer to hide along the headboard or under the mattress. The invasive household pests can also reside in smoke alarms, and behind mirrors. Sometimes the scent of bed bug infestation is not unpleasant. For example, heavy infestations of bed bug may smell like sweet almond. Bites on your body also indicate infestation. Bug bites are common on skin lines and most of the exposed areas including the arms, face, hands, and neck. According to Beds Shrewsbury specialists, bed bug bites sometimes cause fluid-filled blisters or rashes in severe cases.

What you need to do after spotting bed bug bites
Once you are bitten by the household pests, wash the affected body areas with soap and warm water. You can also relieve the pain and the itchy sensation by applying an ice pack to minimise the swelling. Alternatively, if the itching is quite uncomfortable and extreme, taking antihistamine could help to reduce the irritation.

Getting rid of bed bug infestation
If you wish to eradicate bed bug infestation completely, it is advisable to seek professional services. Once you hire certified and experienced PMP-Pest Management Professionals, they may recommend insecticide treatment or whole room treatment to get rid of the irritating pests. Alternatively, you can employ several methods to address the problem.  According to Beds Shops Shrewsbury professionals, tested methods include:

Spraying insecticide powder on crevices and cracks
Steam cleaning the whole room
Ensuring the bed is bite proof
Washing the beddings with hot water to kill mature bugs and their eggs

Although individual interventions may help to reduce the effect of bed bug infestation, it is crucial to seek expert services to completely eradicate bed bugs from your room.…