I think I might have bed bugs..
How do I get rid of them?
what causes them?
could these bites be them
Have ye pets? could be flies, if not then I would say bed bugs, just boil wash all the bedding, steam the mattress and pillows. Not sure if you can buy anything for it.
maybe Chiggers from outside ?
Good luck getting rid of bed bugs now that they've banned the one thing that used to kill them. You're looking at months of quarantine for all of your belongings IF you have them.
If caught early, could one take steps to prevent them from multiplying? [Such as] vacuuming, throwing away items they may have laid their eggs in, and putting all your personal items (such as books, pics) in a freezer?
No. Although you may be able to spot and kill a bed bug or two, that doesn’t get at the root problem, which is the infestation itself. Henriksen says that professionals consider bedbugs the single most difficult pest to eliminate. “It’s not a do-it-yourself pest.”
Does getting a plastic cover for your mattress help?
A plastic cover will keep bedbugs out of your mattress (or trap them inside if they are already there), Henriksen says. However, bedbugs hide in all sorts of places, and there’s no piece of plastic that can cover everything.
I know that ants and moths tend to dislike cinnamon and orange oil. Do bedbugs have any aversions?
No, Henriksen says. The anti-pest industry is always testing new products, but they haven’t come up with anything yet.
How to get rid of them in the quickest possible time and the easiest way possible?
Getting rid of bedbugs is neither quick nor easy. The better question is, what is the most thorough way to get rid of them. Again, Henriksen recommends working with a professional. Expect to do a tremendous amount of laundry and sealing things in bags prior to treatment.
Bed bug bites :
Well dh sleeps in same bed as me hasn't gotten bit once.
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