Bed bugs are tiny and flat, challenging to treat, yet create home stress and nightmare for many of us. There are incidents of recurring bed bug infestation that disrupted lifestyle of many residents. In this article, Rentokil Singapore discusses on how to get rid of bed bugs naturally and fast, and more importantly, how to prevent bed bug infestation from happening in your home.
Interesting facts about bed bugs
Complete guide agenda covers the following:
Most of us are aware bed bug invasion in a home connects closely to traveling and globalisation. Due to its cross-infestation habits, bed bugs hitch on almost anything. This includes riding on our clothes, bags, carriers, luggage, suitcase or even shoes. These hitchhikers settles from location to location, typically in lodging and accommodation areas, or where areas with human warmth. Planes, cinemas, transportation to name a few.
How common is it to get bed bugs in Singapore? In fact, there has been a rise and trend in seeking bed bug treatment in the recent years.
Here is a summary of common reasons why bed bug starts infesting in your homeinfesting in your home
Traveling one of the causes of bed bug infestation
For many home residents who may lack the awareness of bed bug facts and habits, many would have thought bed bugs are resulted from poor sanitation and hygiene. In fact, bed bugs can happen at any condition, even in a clean home due to key factors that attracts bed bugs, including body heat and warm, and the carbon dioxide around.
Most complaints are around the inefficacy of bed bugs removal, resulting in a re-infestation or worsening of bed bug spread. Worse of all, the spread starts from 1 room to another, and eventually invade the entire home. Here are some common struggles we faced in managing a bed bug problem
Bed Bugs is as small and flat as apple seed
Thanks to the vast information and myths discussed on the Internet, bed bug infestation has created its negative and inaccurate conception among homeowners.
Just like any other pests, a pest infestation that is untreated, will escalate into a serious problem. For instance, it will develop, reproduce and multiple from larvae to adult, increase the spread and level of infestation, and worse of all, resulting in material damage and health implications. For bed bugs, here are some additional implications when left untreated.
It is possible to get bed bug bites but unfortunately, we will not realise the bites for some reasons. One being, because bed bugs only comes out at night while we are asleep, and we lack the awareness of what exactly these bugs are doing! Secondly, we are unable to feel the bites because they inject an anaesthetic saliva, as they bite and feed on us. It is crucial to understand the dangers caused by these bites by observing the following bed bug bites symptoms and seek early treatment and rectification.
For non-trained home users with no pest knowledge on bed bugs, there are many questions and queries that pop in our mind when comes to getting rid of bed bugs.
Some of the common DIY bed bug treatment practice in homes includes
Pest Myth: Can cinnamon repel bed bugs?
Due to its cross-infestation nature and lifecycle of bed bugs, including its reproduction and quick multiplication of its larvae (usually a few hundred at a time) to adult, there isn’t most effective bed bug treatment guarantee. However, engaging a comprehensive and quality bedbugs control treatment done by a professional pest control specialist can deliver efficacy and assurance.
With the many options and pest control companies in Singapore, it can be challenging to determine which bed bug treatment is best for your consideration in terms of quality and affordability. There are also various price range to consider. Evaluation factors include:
Bed bug treatment cost varies from a low hundred range to slightly above a thousand dollars. Bed bug removal cost is dependent on a few factors
While we are unable to completely eradicate bed bug problem or promise a non-re-infestation from happening, there are measures and bed bug prevention checklist we can undertake to minimise the risks or prevent a potential bed bug infestation from arising. Due diligence starts the minute you reach a destination or accommodation, and follow through list of useful tips upon returning your home.
Prevention always starts from detection and observation, changing some lifestyle habits and housekeeping regime, minimise activities that attracts bed bugs and more importantly, do not procrastinate treatment once symptoms of bed bug signs arise. It is easier and less costly to contain a pest problem, as it also means the absence or the need in replacing furniture and items in your home.
Call Rentokil Pest Control at (65) 6347 8138 for an integrated bed bugs control programme today.