Important facts you should know about Bed Bugs by THECOOLFACTSHOW. Subscribe for more cool facts! Fact #1 Bed Bugs are small flat parasitic insects that are extremely hungry. Hungry for human blood. Fact # 2 Their home is terrifying. They live in your bed. They hide along the seams of your bed. They are at their most active when you are asleep. Fact # 3 The sweet bliss of unconsciousness keeps you unaware that tiny little vampires are eating you alive. The bite is typically painless so most people don’t realize they have an infestation until they see the marks on their skin. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Fact #4 Bed bugs should not be considered as a medical or public health hazard Experts agree that bed bugs don’t significally increase the risk of transmission od disease from one human to another making itching and irritation the most common symptom. Well that and the terrifying realization that tiny monsters are sucking on your life juice and their’s nothing you can do. Just kidding their definitely a few things you should be doing. First of all you need to protect your home. Fact #5 Bed bugs are great hitchhikers they move from one infested area to a new one on furniture, bedding, luggage, boxes and clothing. They are clever but we can beat them! Fighting bed bugs can be tough and the outcome will depend on the extent of the infestation and site specific challenges. fact #6 prevention is easy. A few simple precautions can prevent bed bugs infestations in your home. You must always check second hand furniture before bringing it home. Use a high quality protective cover for your mattress and box spring. It will eliminate hiding places and the light color will make the bed bugs easy to spot. Reduce clutter in your home and vacuum every other day to pick up hitchhikers. be vigilant when using shared laundry facilities. Transport items to be washed in plastic bags. If you have an active infestation use a new bag for the ride home. Remove the clothes directly from the drier and put them into a bag and fold at home. A drier on high heat will kill bed bugs. If prevention failed you. Now you go to War, Bed bugs are a challenging pest to get rid of. They hide very well and reproduce very quickly. The egg form tends to be resistant to different types of treatments. You need to do six things to get rid of bed bugs. First identify the problem. Are they really bed bugs? How severe is the infestation? You must develop a strategy. Do you really want to do it on your own? Critically, you must stop the infestation from spreading. You have to kill every bed bug and evaluate week after week. To make sure they don’t come back. If they are gone make sure to take preventive measures to prevent their recurrence. To contain an infestation anything removed from the room must be placed in a plastic bag. for treatment. Items that cannot be treated should be placed in a sealed plastic bad and left for an extended period of time to ensure any active live bugs die. Once you have an infestation you need to keep vacuuming. make sure to dispose of what you vacuum in an outside container. Don’t throw away your furniture if you can kill the bugs. If not, dispose of your furniture responsibly. So how do you kill these nightmarish creatures from hell? Consider using non chemical methods. Some work better than other. Heat above 120 degrees will kill the bugs. You can use steam or your household dryer. Extreme cold will also kill the bugs so you can clean some of your belongings by freezing them. Use pesticides only if you absolutely have to look for EPA registered pesticides that list bed bugs on the label. Use foggers with extreme caution as they improper use can harm your health or cause a fire. Drying agents can be particularly effective. In some situations since they work by drying the out the bug which means the bugs cannot develop a resistance to this treatment. If you are using drying agents do not use pool or food diatomaceous earth as this type of DE can be harmful to your health if you breathe it. After treatment make sure to keep evaluating the situation. bed bugs are know for being difficult to kill and coming back. You can purchase interceptors that you place on the legs of your furniture to catch the bugs before they climb. If all this sounds like a pain in the ass its because it is. You might just want to hire a professional. Theres no shame in that. These things are tough and sometimes it takes several treatments. if you like this video please don’t forget to press the thumps up button please share this video with your friends. This is THECOOLFACTSHOW subscribe for more cool facts! Thanks.