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Bed bugs menace

Bed Bugs Menace 2 Wash & dry fabrics with heat 4 Use Check house for bed bugs 3 Vacuum clean often Seal cracks & peels insecticide responsibly What Bed bugs * About 5mm long. No wings, 6 legs, oval and flat. Red or brown color. Lay up to 500 eggs over 2 months. Feed on human blood. Found in cracks and crevices. Comes out to feed at night. WHO are affected * Infants Toddlers Young children * Adults Aged In short, bed bugs bite anybody! Who Growing Bed Bug Cases (handled by Rentokil) 35.0% 29.7% 30.0% WHERE they hide 24.1% Any crevice or crack: * Mattress seams * Bed headboards Behind peeling wallpaper * Broken plaster Light switches Under carpets Skirting boards 25.0% Where 19.8% 20.0% 16.2% As of April 2013 15.0% 10.2% 10.0% 5.0% WHEN they attack 0.0% Year 2009 Year 2010 Year 2011 Year 2012 Year 2013 Bed bugs come out at night. When They are attracted to our breath (Carbon Dioxide) and our warmth. WHY are they there? Bed bugs are spread by clothes or furniture. Why One common way bed bugs spread is when you stay at an infested hotel, and the bed bugs travel with you home on your clothes. Basic HOW-to Another way is when infested furniture are moved to a new home. 1) Check around the house, including beds, carpets, light switches, wallpaper, skirting, books, clothes, cabinets. Bed bugs can spread from one home to another through walls and floor cavities. 2) Wash bed sheets, curtains, and clothes in hot water and dry them in a dryer on high setting. Stuffed toys can be placed in a hot dryer for 30 minutes. 3) Vacuum the mattress seams, bed, and the whole house often. How 4) Use insecticides responsibly around the house. 5) Seal broken cracks in walls, light switches, or broken wallpaper. For the safest and most assured way to get rid of bed bugs, it is best to get the professionals to be at your service. More Information compiled by Rentokil Initial.

Bed bugs menace

shared by seamusphan on Sep 19
Infographic on bed bugs and the basics of reducing this menace, with information by Rentokil Initial Singapore.


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