Bedbugs are easy to reach for but hard to get rid of again. The tailgate’s tailwind is partly due to our travel habits.
Most Danes in a certain age group have either had or heard of bonding experiences with bed bugs at some tacky guesthouse in the Third World. But even if you have thrown the backpack and planted your feet firmly in the Danish topsoil, you can still be hit by the damn itch.
We also have bed bugs in our latitudes, but here they are called just bedbugs. And they’re on the rise.
What are bedbugs?
The bedbug is a disgusting, small, bloodsucking tick that lives in our beds and sucks away from our blood when we sleep soundly at night. Oh well, and it prefers to suck blood from women and children as they have thinner skin. The wooden stick is 5-6 millimeters long, brownish, and then it is oval. It eats up to seven times its weight when it first goes to the steel.
The bedbug is also called bed lice as it is mostly found under our bed. It hides in cracks and crevices when it does not eat, and it can survive for a whole year without food. Therefore, the bedbug is also exceptionally difficult to get rid of again.
Where do they come from?
The aforementioned people who get bed bugs at tacky guesthouses around the globe aren’t always the best at addressing the nettle’s mess and addressing the problems. Unfortunately, it is partly because of globalization and our travel habits that the unpleasant bed-tick is rising. So it’s worth keeping in mind the next time you meet a sunburnt young man draped in fishing pants, matted hair, and friendship bracelets.
But in fact, it is no longer just the types on gap years who have bedbugs home. Instead, it has become a global metropolitan phenomenon, and bedbug attacks can mostly be traced to a hotel stay somewhere abroad.
There is also bad news for the flea people because the flea markets live up to their name. You risk lugging your clothes home when you fall in love with old furniture and beds.
If you live in an apartment, you may also be unlucky that one of your neighbors is a backpacker type who has dragged the ticks home in the building. The little creeps can hike from apartment to apartment, although you are usually to blame yourself. The bed lice, on the other hand, cannot wander between detached houses.
What genes do they cause?
The nicest thing we can say about the bedbug is that it is not as bad as other ticks for plugs and diseases. Most will experience only slightly red, itchy stings that disappear after 3-7 days. On the other hand, you will easily look at the lord with big red splashes if you have many bedbugs. This is because some people get no genes from the bites, while others get a rough ride.
Pubic baby skin is also something that can get the lion mother up in most parents, and you should do something about the problem at a very rapid rate.
“The bites of a bedbug can vary in size and expression, but you should not be in doubt if you experience splashes of itchy and swollen bites when you wake up.”
Can I prevent bedbugs?
The best prevention against bedbugs is that you do not care about them when you are out and about experiencing the world. Check the bed when you get to the room. See if there are feces under the mattress or around the bed. The extremes look like little black dots. Turning the mattress upside down and spraining the dirt for tick stools is not a nice start at all, and you can also take other precautions.
Keep the suitcase far away from the bed. The bedbug lives close to the bed, and it would much rather crawl on you than in your clothes. However, it may well be tempted by your dirty clothes, which smell nice of humans, so keep an eye on the signs.
If you are attacked anyway, you should not bring your suitcase within the four walls of the home. Instead, divide the clothes according to what can withstand 60 degrees and what can not because it’s going to the freezer.
If you like flea markets, recycling, and dress, you should go through the furniture thoroughly for feces and traces of bedbugs before dragging it home.
“A sure sign of bedbugs is the black droppings that sit like splashes around the bed. If you see this, you should call a professional.”
What do I do if I notice bedbugs?
The advice of the authorities is that you leave it to a professional. If you notice bedbugs in the home, you should immediately contact a pest control agent. It is difficult to get rid of them, and professionals find it easier to find clues and signs after the creeps. In addition, professionals also have access to more powerful poison than we individuals have to deal with.
If you live for rent, you are also obliged to report it immediately to the landlord. From here, it is the landlord’s responsibility to get the plague even. But, on the other hand, if you fail to report it, you may be liable if the bedbugs spread.
How do I fight bedbugs?
As I said, the Pest Laboratory advises you to leave the fight to professionals. It is extensive, laborious, and difficult work. If you throw yourself into the task anyway, you need to thoroughly review all the cracks and cracks, behind cabinets and images, under loose wallpaper, and behind panels. Here you can spray a little with over-the-counter insect poison for crawling insects.
While the pest controller is at it, you can do your best to expose the bedbugs to heat or cold. You can do this by washing at 60 degrees or freezing things down to minus 18 degrees. If your bedroom is badly affected, consider renting a freezer container. You put it in front of the home, fill it with the affected belongings and freeze things at minus 18 degrees for 2-3 days. Then you wipe things up again in the container, and then all bedbugs should be dead and gone. Most things can withstand this treatment.
You can also get a suitcase heater that warms yours – yes, suitcase, up and herewith kills the bugs. Remember to check that all your content can withstand the 50 degrees of heat needed before all ticks and eggs are guaranteed to die.