Bugs come in all shapes and sizes. There are bugs that help ecology in maintaining its fragile balance in order to sustain life. Some bugs makes reproduction of flowers possible by transmitting pollens, others are responsible in providing nourishment to environment by processing wastes to nutrients.
There are bugs however that are detrimental not only to the environment, but are also potentially harmful to humans. Bed bugs are a good example. While there may be an absence of complete evidence that they transmit fatal diseases to people, independent entomological groups agree that there are about twenty seven pathogens, living organisms that cause diseases, which bed bugs can carry.
When we know the presence of insects and the risks they pose for our health, it is very easy for us to eliminate their population. This is not the case with bed bugs. On account of their size and their preference to attack during the night, they are least likely to be detected from the first sign of their infestation in a place. It is very important that inspection must be conducted first by knowing what bed bugs look like and the likely places that they dwell in for bed bugs removal.
How to kill bed bugs? It is of major importance that the house or room should be reduced of its clutter. Check the drawers, desks, and furniture, especially those that are near to a bed. Inspect too the pipes, cracks on the floor and boards so that in this way, you can expose the shelters where bed bugs are hiding in. The inspection must be thoroughly done, as any missed spots might make the bed bugs appear again in a matter of weeks.
After which, you can proceed to vacuuming, cleaning and scrubbing targeted to sites that are thickly inhabited. Mattresses, beddings, and pillows as well as cloths on furniture should be washed and machine-dried to be sanitized. Some pest control officers in United Kingdom suggest that affected clothing and upholstery can be deep-frozen for three days, in addition to the hot laundry drying. Applications of pest control chemicals are available, together with do-it-yourself pest control kits. US Food and Drug Administration has also approved of the use of neem oil, an extract from neem plant indigenous to India, as an effective, natural anti-pest chemical.
It is strongly recommended to contact companies specializing in pest control before proceeding to any solutions. Whether you would want to work with them or to do the pest control yourself, it is still good to ask for professional help.