Saturday, July 11, 2009

How To Get Rid Bedbugs With No Chemicals

How to get rid of bedbugs with no chemicals is still in the testing stage, but the University of Florida seems to be on the right track. You know the bedbug problem has gotten out of hand when a university steps in and starts testing ideas. The only thing that I can see that may be a problem is even though the University of Florida has found some good positive answers about getting rid of bedbugs in furniture. My question would be what about the bedbugs in the rest of the house, like under the baseboards.
Be sure and watch the video, it is interesting.

Hotels and dormitories having trouble with bed bugs may just have to turn up the heat. University of Florida researchers have found a way to kill bed bugs that doesn’t involve any pesticides; it just works like a convection oven.

Robert Pereira/UF Researcher: “Basically, we put all the furniture of the room at the center of the room, we create an oven around it by using insulation boards, and then, inside the box, we put two heaters and fans so that the air is heated and it’s circulated within the box.”

The Environmental Protection Agency prohibits the use of many pesticides that could kill these blood-sucking insects.

Robert Pereira/UF Researcher: “It’s a very simple system to control bed bugs. It doesn’t require any use of pesticides, and the equipment that is being used is fairly cheap.”

And researchers say the system’s already sparked interest among pest control operators.
University of Florida News - Bed Bugs
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Friday, May 22, 2009

A Guide to Get Rid Of Bed Bugs

A Guide to Get Rid Of Bed Bugs

Bed bugs are a problem. Though medical authorities dismiss the bites and bed bug infestation to embarrassment, causing anxiety and loss of sleep, most people would be relieved to know that these parasites do not live in their homes.

Getting rid of bed bugs is not an easy thing to do; the bed bug is described to look like a tick so the process of identifying one from the other is a hard task. Though a tick feeds primarily on animals like dogs or cats and on humans also, some bed bugs feed on humans and will feed on pet and animal.

To eliminate bed bugs, the owner should hire a pest control co. The pest control company uses a trained specialist in identifying whether the bed bugs are or ticks or another parasite. In getting rid of bed bugs, one has to remember why they are loathsome. Bed bugs are often seen as vampiric creature. They lie in wait for their prey and patiently take the time to come out and feed. No wonder many want to get rid of bed bugs.

But it is not so easy to find and get rid of bed bugs. They are tiny creatures and can only be correctly identified by close examination. However, when bed bugs start to infest a house, even the small animals can be at risk. To get rid of bed bugs in some furniture may require a change or buying new ones to replace the old.

Bed bugs are tricky and resilient. Like the cockroach, getting rid of bed bugs will require a commitment from the owner. These parasites can live in sofas and carpeting without our knowledge. What makes this task of finding and getting rid of bed bugs hard is that the little buggers can thrive in seemingly neat and orderly rooms.

A definition of a bed bug’s habitat is warm areas with plenty of hiding places. It must be close to human contact. The most obvious places to look and get rid of bed bugs are in mattresses, carpeting, throw pillows and sofa beds. Regardless of how clean or maintained the furniture is. Only if they are pre-treated can you be sure to get rid of bed bugs and be bed bug free.

Bed bugs aren’t called bed bugs for no reason they have such a name because bed bugs often hide in tufts, seams, cracks and crevices of the mattress, bed frame, box spring, and headboard. Things to look for in getting rid of bed bugs are the bugs themselves and light brown spots of molted skin. The dark spots of bed bug excrement are also present along mattress seams of where the pests stayed. Thorough inspection of the bed will save time and money.

These bed bugs can be found in tiny cracks near where humans take a break, sleep or relax. Making sure to get rid of the bed bugs in upholstery may require a good dose of vacuuming. This way they can get the dust mites as well. Getting rid of bed bugs takes thee steps. The first and most important is the identification, two is treatment and three is follow up (another words do 1 and 2 over in about 2 weeks).
There are pesticides available to users and are quite effective in getting rid of bed bugs. A general-purpose insecticide spray should be used to get rid of bed bugs on carpets and furniture’s. But the most important pest control tool in use is an insecticide dust or spray. The dusting or spraying is what gets rid of the bed bugs by killing them in the places where they hide.

A lethal combination of odorless spray and insecticide dust is needed to get rid of bed bugs populations, paying very special attention to dusting all their hiding places. Once mattresses have been cleaned and treated with the odorless dust, plastic covers placed over the mattresses will keep bugs in and keep others out.

It is still good advice to have your furniture replaced, if possible, to avoid the spread of these bed bugs to other areas in your home. Not only do you permanently get rid of bed bugs, you also considerably reduce their population. Some experts recommend burning these affected furniture to get rid of bed bugs and stop them from spreading but the environment effects can be worse.
But remember it is really expensive to replace furniture. I would call a exterminator or pest control expert first.

Thursday, March 12, 2009

Where Do Bed Bugs Come From

Where do bed bugs come from and finding out that you have bed bugs is very disturbing. Most people will think that they just have too many mosquitoes or fleas around, but the fact is that there may be bed bugs lurking about. To handle this problem properly you need to know just how many you have.

Unfortunately, there is no certain way to know that. If you can figure out when you first got the infestation then you are on your way in determining how large your infestation is and where bed bugs come from.
We talked about how the bed bugs have gotten into your home. They probably have come in through you or someone else bringing them in while they were traveling. But, you should also remember that no matter where you may have gone, as long as you go to a location that is infested, you can bring them in to your home.
This means that you can just head to a neighbor’s home that is infested and they
may come home with you. This is especially true if the bed bug infestation is very
large. It is much more common that they will be hanging out in clothing that is
packed in luggage, .

Where do bed bugs come from?
While bed bugs can be located in virtually any area of your home, they are most
commonly found close to their host. And of course who is the host; you guessed it, you or your family.
While they can be in any area of the home, it is most common to find them in the
bedroom area and likely on or in the bed itself.
But, if you have a bed bug infestation in your bed, you will want to check out the rest of
the home as well to prevent further problems from occurring. Look in areas such
as your living room, your carpeted areas, your other beds and bedroom furniture.
Make sure to look in areas that are dark, cracks that are evident and in small
crevices that exist. You are not likely to find them outdoors, but they can be
hiding in your pet’s bedding as well. So finding out you have bed bugs is very disturbing and the kind of thing you don’t want to happen. It is important to know where do bed bugs come from so there is not a repeat infestation of bed bugs.

Of course just to know where bed bugs do come from is not enough, you need to know how to get rid of bed bugs

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