Posted on | July 9, 2012 | 3 Comments
During the night, bed bugs are at their peak of activity. They feed on the warm-blooded animals’ blood by sucking it. Then afterwards, these insects digest the blood and excrete it through laxation with tiny red or black spots that are typically seen on the bed sheets, walls, mop boards, and other parts of the house.
Having a widespread and large population of bed bugs in the house can leave behind serious stains. When these pests are sprayed and eliminated, you will still need to get rid of the fecal spots that give unpleasant sight.
Destruction of the Walls
If during the night bed bugs have their nocturnal blood banquet, during the day, bed bugs dash to gather together under the wall paper, along the foot of the walls beside the floor, along mop boards, at the walls of the back of the headboards, or around the electrical receptacles.
Killing bed bugs is not the end of the story because after this, you will face another problem like their skin housings, fecal stains and their dead egg, plus the sweet, moldy odor brought by the stool of the insects. These all need major cleaning and reparation process to take away the ugly spots left.
Getting Rid of the Stains
In order to get rid of the bed bug skin shells and eggs, you need to vacuum them and immediately dispose them in the vacuum cleaner bag. Take away all wall decorations and pictures to see entirely the wall for stains. Wash out the fecal stains by wiping the wall using a gentle detergent soap or with warm, lathered water. Check the behind the wall papers for stains that appears at the surface. Also see if there are stains at wall plasters that have cleavages. Empty completely the cracks before your repair them.
Restoring the Walls
If the wall paper is seriously stained and ruined, it is better to remove it totally. Then clear out all fecal deposits behind the worn out wall paper with a mild detergent and warm water. Before putting a new wall paper, make sure that all stains have been cleaned out. For painted walls, be sure that there is no more stain left before painting again to avoid getting the blood from oozing through the new paint. Seal wall cracks to close entry of bed bugs into such areas.
Things to Ponder
There are 300 spray pesticides for the elimination of bed bugs. Just follow the instructions written on their labels when using the products. Professional pest service is also another way of controlling bed bugs. According to the Ohio State University Extension, spot spray treatments are highly effective when all bed bug residues are removed before spraying.