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How to Avoid the Spread of Bed Bugs
Bed bugs weren’t too prolific until the 1990’s, but then there was a big boom in their breeding. Bed bugs are now a problem that many people have to deal with in their houses or apartments. They can reproduce quite prolifically, and can cause problems for the owners of the places where they create an infestation. Many people believe that bed bugs are like dust mites, as in they are invisible to the naked eye and don’t cause a problem unless you are someone who has an allergy to them, but this actually isn’t the case. Bed bugs are large enough to see with the naked eye, and they can actually cause some quite nasty skin problems with their bites even if you are not allergic to them.
Bed bug infestation is much more common now than it was a few years ago, so it is something you really need to know about and be careful to avoid. You can achieve this by making sure nothing and nobody with a bed bug connection makes it into your house. Bed bugs will breed very quickly when they are given the chance, and they are also highly mobile. Stopping them from moving around is a major concern, because they will happily move around wherever they get the chance.
The biggest thing to consider when you want to make sure that you don’t get bed bugs, and that bed bugs don’t come in to your home, is to make sure you don’t give the bugs an opportunity to migrate. Bed Bugs usually move between houses by catching a lift on luggage, bags, coats or hair. If you are careful about letting people into your home with any kind of luggage, and you check your own gear before you travel, then you will be far less likely to help bed bugs spread.
Act carefully, and you will never have to worry about bed bug infestations in your home!