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How To Get Rid Of Bed Bugs In Nigerian Homes: 10 Fascinating Facts by xamy: 3:49am On Aug 18, 2016
How to get rid of bed bugs in Nigerian homes: 10 fascinating facts
Tired of the pesky little insects that do not let you have a good sleep at night? Find out how to get rid of bed bugs with EVERGREEN best tips and methods of pest control.
Unfortunately for people there are many kinds of pests that accompany their lives and homes. One of them is a bed bug, so for many people the problem how to get rid of bed bugs is an urgent one. Knowing these ten facts can help you to get handles on pest control of these parasites.

1. Bed bugs do not infect people with disease
It is good to know that bed bugs cannot infect people with any sort of disease. At least scientists have not discovered a connection between their bites and infections. The bed bug stings look pretty much like mosquito bites. They may itch, evoke redness of skin and some swelling.

2. Cannot be killed by low temperature

Of course, it is not an option in Nigeria, but the fact is bed bugs cannot be killed by setting furniture outside in the frost. They can survive the temperature of -20 C. They simply fall asleep and get well preserved for a long time. Moreover, the lifespan of these bugs becomes longer, if they live in lower temperatures.

3. Have shorter life span in hotter climate
On the contrary, in hotter climate bed bugs have a shorter span of life. An average bed bug life is 10 months, but in hot climate they may live 6-8 months. However, hotter temperature range can impact bug productivity. They start breeding and multiplying faster and more efficiently. So, neither the hot, nor cold life conditions can help us kill bed bugs.

4. Feed once in 10 days Bed bugs are not gluttons

They may eat once in 5-10 days. So, they do not need much to survive. This means you cannot eradicate bed bugs by going on vacation and leaving them unfed. They can endure for months without any food. Plus, bed bug nymphs do not eat at all and can survive most types of pest treatments.

5. Increased infestation rate
Despite all the efforts of humanity to get rid of these insects the stats show that bed bug plague has become more of a problem during the last 15 years. The level and frequency of infestation have increased in Nigeria. Almost 100 % of pest control experts have handled apartments or hotel rooms for bed bugs. Traveling tourists unknowingly may become the transporters of these pests.

6. Bites can evoke allergies

Even though there is no risk of getting plague-ridden by various ailments through bed bugs’ bites, they can launch allergic response. In some situations, it can be severe, especially in kids. However, in most cases swelling and redness is moderate and passes on its own with no need for medical therapy in just few days.

7. Fall into anabiosis
One of the survival tricks of bed bugs is their ability to fall into anabiosis. They can slumber for up to 6 months and survive with no food and in different climate conditions. Despite becoming the “pets” and living in homes, bed bugs did not lose their wild life survival skills.

8. Flat bodied
They have very flat bodies. This means they can hide in smallest cracks in furniture, walls, floor, books and other dwellings. That gives a hint on where to look for them. They like to have a both side contact with surfaces. So, if you suspect having these bugs in your facility, check out all the tight places.

You may take off all the bed sheets from the bed and cushions to see, if they are hiding there. Also check out all the tiny, warm and narrow places to find them.

9. Hate lavender and tea tree oils
The good news is that these bugs simply hate the smells we love. Such as lavender and tea tree oils. These oils are known as great bug killers. They can be used to treat lice and bed bugs. You may scent your wearables in the wardrobe to prevent the bugs getting in.

10. Love human blood

The bad news is these bugs prefer human blood to all other kinds of food. They can feed on the blood of animals (domestic and wild); they can dine on dogs, cats and even rats. But most of all the like to feed on humans.


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Re: How To Get Rid Of Bed Bugs In Nigerian Homes: 10 Fascinating Facts by DDevine12: 6:34am On Aug 03, 2017
Today number of people are dealing with the bed bug infestation in their home or in surrounding area. Yeah , it is true that their infestation does not lead to disease, but bed bug's bite can. Their bite leads to the itchiness in skin which results in swelling or blister like skin inflammations. Many of the people go with the home remedies to exclusion of bed bugs while some hire the professionals for the stuff to be carried on. An experienced faculty like exterminator Roseville, california pest control, etc can make the extermination easy, as they know the basic tips and tricks of how to eliminate the infestation safely. This gives a healthy and safe removal of bed bugs, which maintains the safety in surroundings too.
Re: How To Get Rid Of Bed Bugs In Nigerian Homes: 10 Fascinating Facts by ultrazone(m): 3:36am On Sep 19, 2017
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Re: How To Get Rid Of Bed Bugs In Nigerian Homes: 10 Fascinating Facts by KattyClay: 12:24pm On Apr 01, 2019
Very helpful article, thanks
Re: How To Get Rid Of Bed Bugs In Nigerian Homes: 10 Fascinating Facts by Ecoscience: 11:37pm On Apr 30, 2021
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Re: How To Get Rid Of Bed Bugs In Nigerian Homes: 10 Fascinating Facts by eloquentclient: 11:45pm On Feb 04
There are two approaches to treating bed bug infestation in Nigerian homes
1. Do it yourself Bed Bug killer insecticides: Many Nigerians use this approach to treat bedbugs in Nigeria. The question has always been the search for the strongest bed bug killer in Nigeria. Many have opted for Pestman Bedbug powder while others go for Sniper or Pestshield.

2. Invite a bedbug treatment company: For those who dont want to go through the hassles of DIY, a better option is to employ the services of a bedbug treatment company in Nigeria. A professional bedbug fumigation company can treat your home thoroughly with chemicals and heat or freezing treatments. That includes your furniture and luggage.

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