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Bed bugs are nocturnal insects that feed on warm-blooded animals as well as humans. In urban areas these bugs can cause serious trouble, due to a number of factors, such as the increased number of people travelling and the bugs’ natural resistance to commercial bed bug sprays. Bed bug bites are very unpleasant and for some people with certain levels of allergies to them, they could be a complete nightmare.
Specialised bed bug treatment and pest control companies in Nigeria and the Lagos have been challenged recently by this difficult to eradicate pest, due to various reasons. One of those reasons is that the bed bugs have evolved and developed physiological defence mechanisms to resist commercial bed bug sprays and even professional insecticides.
These bugs are also difficult to spot because they hide very well and the newly-hatched nymphs are almost translucent in colour and as tiny as 2mm to 3mm in length. Despite of the bugs’ behavior and physiology, one of the most significant reasons for the surge of bed bug infestations across the most populated cities in the world is us – the people.
It is a myth that bed bugs often spread their infestations from one property to another themselves but it might happen in cases of severe infestations. Humans are the main reason why the bugs spread around urban areas with such an ease because of the constantly increasing number of people travelling and their infested luggage being transferred from one place to another. It has been confirmed by the industry that bed bug infestations are surging in urban areas, due to the reciprocal number of people moving to different countries, especially when staying in hotels, combined with the poor level of cleanliness and maintenance of many properties.
The first signs of an infestation, apart from the bed bug bites, are usually dark specks and marks on the mattress and the bed frame, which are the actual bed bugs faeces. When looking for bed bugs, you should always keep in mind that these bugs are attracted to all kinds of natural insulation, e.g. wood, cardboard and carton, paper, natural fabrics and leather. The bed bugs will hide in cracks, crevices, holes or gaps, associated with the above-mentioned materials. Another sign of a bed bug infestation would be the presence of blood or rusty brown spots on the bedding, as well as shed skin, eggs or egg shells.
Some of the most popular do-it-yourself methods for bed bug extermination and control like the bed bug sprays may often result in spreading the infestation around the other premises of your property. As bed bug specialists, we would recommend vacuum cleaning on a regular basis (just make sure to bin the vacuum bag afterwards), hot wash at 60C or more, steam and dry clean (or tumble dry if the other options are not applicable).
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