How Can I Stop Bed Bugs From Biting Me? Is There Anything I Can Apply To My Skin To Keep Them From Biting Me? Please Help I'm Staying With Someone And Their House Is Infested But I Cant Leave Until Dec.1st. And Its Only Nov.14. Please Help Me!


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Unfortunately, once you have bed bugs it can be extremely difficult to get rid of them. You will often need extremely harsh chemicals to kill them all completely, including their eggs; which can often be the thing that survives and will return a few weeks later.

  • Symptoms of bed bug bites
Reactions to bed bug bites can vary from person to person but they generally cause large red sores that are itchy and uncomfortable for a few days after the bite has occurred. For some people, bed bug bites will cause no reaction or symptoms; which may be why some people do not realize they have bed bugs.

Bed bugs feed on blood and can survive for up to a year without feeding, so do not presume that a bed that has not been slept in for a while will not have bed bugs.

  • Call an exterminator

The best way to get rid of bed bugs once and for all is to call an exterminator who will use a pesticide to spray a bed, mattress and the surrounding area. Sheets should be destroyed and new sheets will need to be purchased.

  • Steam and extreme suction treatments

Steam treatments have also known to be effective, as have extreme suction treatments. The extreme suction is much more powerful than a conventional vacuum cleaner and it is unlikely that a regular vacuum cleaner could eradicate bed bugs.

Chemicals can be bought, but calling an exterminator is the best way to get rid of them. Any home cures or 'old wives tales' that you may hear will rarely eradicate bed bugs.

  • Creams for bed bug bites

If you have already been bitten, soothing creams are probably the best treatments to ease the itching of a bite. Tiger Balm is also a good solution as it numbs the affected area to relieve the itching. Try keeping these creams in the fridge for an extra soothing affect.

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