Managing larger pests that we can easily see with our naked eye can already be tough enough, now imagine if you have nearly invisible pests lurking around the corners of your homes, worst of all, in your beds and couches where you can lay in all day and all night. This is commonly what happens in bedbug infestation, as their minute size renders them nearly invisible, and you may not even know you have them already, which is why addressing them can be difficult to start with, especially that they tend to hide in the dark corners once daylight comes.
Their tiny size can easily make them nearly invisible especially if you do not look close enough, as identifying bedbugs will also need a little knowledge and awareness to know what you need to look for. Most of the times, bedbugs do not cause noticeable problems, but there are people, especially those with existing allergies of some sort, who are more sensitive and can easily develop rashes from the bites, which appear in clusters and often becomes tiny blisters that itches a lot.
It is a common connotation that bedbugs can only thrive in places and corners that are dirty, similar to other known pests, but since they depend on blood to survive, the cleanliness of a place has nothing to do with their ability to multiply and infest your home as long as there are humans and animals that they can suck blood from. Unknown to many, bedbugs are commonly transferred from one place to your home through items that can carry them such as furniture and bags that may have been from an infested location, usually from retail shops, hotels, or homes with bedbugs, and may even be carried through linens and clothing items that you used in other places where there are bedbugs.
By being mindful, first of all, when it comes to taking home items that may carry bedbugs, one can already avoid a possible infestation, so one must always remember to clean these items right away before they are used around the house. Sealing the items before washing, like in an air tight plastic bag for a few days will also help to kill the bedbugs, which you can also do with other items in your home that you suspect to have been infested already, as this can effectively suffocate bugs.
Understanding what you need to look out for when detecting bedbug infestation is the first thing you need to identify what you have to get rid of in the first place, so it is important that you know their appearance (flat, oval, and brown) including that of their feces, eggs, and the skin they have shed. If you still find yourself unsure about what to do, there are reliable pest management services that you can hire to do the job for you and save you from all the hassle of detecting and killing bedbugs, including making your home bedbug proof.