Health

2 Feb

Bed bugs

Taming the itch

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Bed bugs are notoriously difficult to detect and even more difficult to eradicate. They are nocturnal insects that feed on human blood. They live in bed sheets, bookshelves, couches, bed frames; just about anywhere they can get access to blood. Most often, they bite human hosts while they are sleeping, and so the host does not feel the sensation of being bitten. Because of this, the bed bug can feed repeatedly and for long periods of time. This is why a person rarely has one bed bug bite, but dozens.

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Bed bug bites are similar in appearance to mosquito bites, so they are often mistaken for simple insect bites. However, bed bug bites almost always appear in a clustered or liner pattern, since the bugs like to return to the same place for feeding. The bits are very itchy, and turn red after you scratch them. Some people are more sensitive to bites than others and may develop a rash.

It’s recommended that you try not to scratch a bedbug bite. This will lead to further itchiness and possible scarring. If the itch is unbearable, try to rinse the affected are with warm water for about a minute. This will soothe the inflammation and the itch. You can also use whichever type of anti itch medication you prefer.

Be careful when accepting second-hand furniture, as this may be one of the leading causes of bedbug infestation. Other causes include pets or visitors from an infested home. If you think you may have bedbugs, contact a pest control professional. Homemade remedies are often temporary and improperly executed leaving the source of the problem unaffected.

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