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Don't Let the Bed Bugs Bite

Don't Let the Bed Bugs Bite Don't let these blood-sucking hitchhikers get in your bed! Follow the steps below to prevent and kill any bed bugs that you might have picked up while traveling. It's a (Bed) Bug's Life NYMPH Stage 5 (3 mm long) (4.5 mm long) EGG NYMPH NYMPH NYMPH NYMPH ADULT (I mm long) Stage 2 (1.5 mm long) (2 mm long) (2.5 mm long) Stage 1 Stage 3 Stage 4 (5.5 mm long) Eggs hatch in 6-10 days 10 weeks to full maturity Nymph bed bugs require a blood meal at least once before molting to their next stage. A blood meal takes 5-10 minutes, which is why they tend to feed on sleeping humans at night. One female bed bug can lay 200-250 eggs in her lifetime. Adult bed bugs can live without feeding for a year depending on temperatures. They Hide, You Seek 1) When staying at a hotel, check the piping of the mattress and the box spring for tiny black marks. 2) Check the headboard, 3) Keep your suitcase on a 4) Keep dirty clothes in a especially the bottom stand and away from the sealable plastic bag if close to the mattress, bed or couch. you think the room for live bugs, eggs or might have bed bugs. their black excrement. How to Use Diatomaceous Earth to Kill Bed Bugs It's important to immediately begin treating the area that you found the bed bug or else they will quickly move to another hiding place. 1) Gather clothes and bedding in a sealable plastic bag. Sprinkle about a cup of Diatomaceous Earth (DE) into 72:00 the bag and tie closed. Shake the bag and place outside if it's hot out. After 72 hours, wash the clothes and bedding at the highest temperature possible. 2) Vacuum any visible bed bugs and eggs on headboard, bed frame, curtains, furniture and electrical appliances (dispose of the bag immediately afterwards). 3) Wearing a dust mask, puff and sprinkle DE on the mattress, box spring, bed frame and any nearby furniture or fabrics. DE physically kills bed bugs in 48 hours after they come in contact with the powder. SOURCES: Safer Pestworld.org ENTM.Purdue.edu CDC.gov BRA N D EPA.gov

Don't Let the Bed Bugs Bite

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Have you noticed itchy, red bumps on your skin lately? Maybe out of the corner of your eye you saw a tiny bug crawl on the side of your mattress? You might want to check your bed and surrounding furni...

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