Bedbugs are known to be small, reddish-brown insects, which feed on blood. They are nocturnal insect because they live in dark places and they are active at night. These creatures size are always compared to the size of an apple seed, YES, you guessed it is tiny. These insects are flightless, but they move slowly on surfaces. Immature bedbugs are called Nymph and, they shed their skin five times before they reach maturity. They require a blood meal before every shedding. When the conditions are right, the nymph can develop in as short as one month.
Bedbugs do not transmit any disease even though their bite can cause a rash on your skin. Bedbugs are a nuisance to their habitat due to the fast rate of reproduction. An average female can lay over one hundred eggs in her lifetime. And it is not as if she would be the only bedbug laying eggs. This makes handling bed bugs difficult.
Monitor luggage coming into your house
Having bedbugs in your home is not a sign of dirtiness because they feed on blood. There is a very high chance that you will find bedbugs in extremely neat houses as well as filthy apartments. Bedbugs enter the house undetected through luggage, used beds, clothes, and other items. Unlike bees, termite, ants, wasp etc. Bedbugs they do not build a nest, but instead, they live together in groups in hidden places. Because of their flat body shape they can fit into anywhere. This makes it easy for them to enter your house unnoticed. Launder every clothing coming into your home with hot water especially when you are coming back from a journey. Dismantle the bed frame, spring or whatever elevates your bed from the floor occasionally after a visitor comes to visit you.
Turmeric powder is made of curcumin which is a powerful antimicrobial substance. Before you apply the powder, remove bed drawers and literally any drawer you can lay your hands on in the room that is infested. In less than five minutes after you apply to powder, the bedbug in contacts with it dies due to the unconducive nature of the dust. Use the powder in the infested room and the whole house. You should use the powder on everything that you can use it on (tables, chairs and any furniture you can lay your hands on). The reason why you should do the whole house is; bedbug readily spread to the neighboring rooms in the house as they reproduce. Remember if one survives you will keep chasing setting sun. For fast result do this regularly
Buy safe mattress encasement using this on your beds prevent new bedbugs from entering and stops old ones from escaping from it.
Baking soda (bicarbonate of soda)
Bicarbonate of soda is a known drying agent. It dries the moisture that is present in the insects out of it. Which causes the death of it. Simply pour the powder around the known habitat. Repeat for a week, and your home will be free from bedbugs.
Mint leaf is a known insect repellant. Sprinkling this around your house would make it unconducive for bedbug. Repeat this for a week, and you would be free from the infestation.
TIP: Bedbugs are tricky to exterminate from your home; one wrong move, you will end up spreading them to other parts of the house or neigborhood. You need a professional bedbug control operator to help you get rid of them professionally, without endangering your neighbors, or spreading them to other parts of the house.