Saturday, January 2, 2016

Treatments and drugs for bed bugs

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The itchy red spots together with bedbug bites usually disappear on their own quickly week or two. You might speed your recovery by using:
  • An epidermis cream containing hydrocortisone (Cortaid) 
  • An oral antihistamine, such as diphenhydramine (Benadryl) 
If you develop an epidermis infection from scratching bedbug bites, physician may prescribe an antibiotic.

Treatments and drugs for bed bugs

Handling your home 

Once your symptoms are treated, you must tackle the underlying infestation. This hard because bedbugs hide so well that can also live several months without eating. The best longterm option may be to hire a professional exterminator, who may make use of a combination of pesticides and nonchemical products.

physically remove bedbugs

Nonchemical treatments may include: 

  • Vacuuming. A thorough vacuuming of cracks and crevices can physically remove bedbugs from an area. Empty the vacuum after each use. 
  • Laundering. Washing and drying items within a dryer on a tall setting will kill bedbugs in clothing or linens. 
  • Freezing. Bed bugs will also vulnerable to temperatures below 32 F (0 C), but you'd need to recover from the items outdoors or in the freezer for a couple of days. 

Some professional exterminators use portable devices to raise the temperature of accommodation to a lethal temperature. All stages of bedbugs can be killed at 122 F (50 C). In some cases, you may have to throw out heavily infested items regarding mattresses or settees.
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