Five preventive measures to control bed bugs in Nigeria

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Five preventive measures to control bed bugs in Nigeria 1 What are bed bugs? There are at least 92 bug species in the family Cimicidae, some of which are known to feed on humans, bats, birds and other warm-blooded animals. All bed bugs are wingless and feed by hematophagy, or blood feeding. Adults are between 1/8 and 1/4 of an inch, reddish-brown in color and flat and elliptical in shape, appearing somewhat like a flattened apple seed. The bed bug’s tiny white eggs that are nearly invisible to the eye at approximately 1mm in length (the size of two grains of salt) and are deposited in batches of 10-50. Immature bed bugs, or nymphs, are smaller than adults (about the size of a pin head) 2 How do bed bugs get into your home? People can get bed bug infestations in their home by visiting other infested homes or hotels where the vermin hide in mattresses, pillows and curtains. The bugs are stealth hitchhikers that climb onto bags, clothing and luggage. In the case of apartments and/ or adjoining homes, bed bugs are able to travel by way of water pipes, wall voids, gutters and wiring. Rodents, birds, and bats can serve as alternative hosts. If nearby habitat is the source of the insect, then it should be carefully moved away from the building and the bed bugs’ entryway should be blocked. Otherwise, bed bugs have likely been introduced accidentally or are traveling between homes. 3 How do you know if you have bed bugs? Detecting bed bugs may be as easy as realizing you are waking up with sore spots or itchy welts, often in a line. However, identification should not be based solely on the appearance of the bites, since they can resemble bites caused by many other kinds of blood feeding insects, such as mosquitoes and fleas. Find the insects and identify them, either using the description mentioned here or by taking a specimen to an entomologist. 4 How to detect bed bugs? Bed bugs are nocturnal insects. The night is the time to see them active and feeding, mostly in the hours before dawn. To see bed bugs while active, use a red light. If you are unable to see them, look for evidence of bed bugs; carefully check furniture, linens or luggage brought into the house for bed bugs or rusty-orange stains from their fecal matter 5 HAVE BED BUGS! What do I do? Before attempting any other control methods and especially before considering using a chemical control, do the following: Items that are badly infested may be discarded; however, with the many management options avail able, it is not necessary. If you do decide to get rid of something from your home, it’s imperative that it gets disposed of properly. Infested furniture (especially mattresses) haphazardly placed on the curb will only help spread the bed bugs into other people’s homes. Be sure to place a warning sign on any discarded furniture to discourage others from picking it up. Additionally, bagging or wrapping the items can help prevent the bugs from spreading while they are en route to your garbage facility. • For more information please contact • GREENLAND

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