Family spends more than 6 thousand pesos and it takes four months to eliminate the bedbugs
A family has experienced a real ordeal for four months due to a bedbug infestation that, they say, began with the purchase of a mattress during last year's Buen Fin. The product, which arrived vacuum sealed, raised suspicions from the beginning, but confirmation of the problem did not come until the pits became evident. "I went on a trip on December 18 already with pickets, but at first I thought it was a spider," says one of those affected.
The horror was revealed one night when, after feeling something strange in the bed, they turned on the light and discovered a bedbug on the sheet. From there, the fight to eradicate these small silent invaders was intense and costly. Despite requesting fumigation services, the problem persisted: the adult bedbugs died, but left eggs that ensured the continuity of the infestation.
Desperate, the family investigated deeply until they found a video from an American expert who explained how to really eradicate the problem. Following his advice, they began a meticulous process that included applying steam to every corner of the room, especially the headboard, base of the bed and mattress, and placing traps on the legs of the bed. In addition, they wrapped the base of the bed and the mattress with plastic and bought a special anti-bedbug cover.
This entire process not only required a strenuous effort but also a significant economic investment: more than 6 thousand pesos in total, adding the costs of the three fumigations and the materials for cleaning and protection. After four months of anxiety and hard work, the family finally managed to get rid of the infestation.
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But their case is not unique, and they emphasize the seriousness of these infestations that affect homes around the world. Comments on the video they used as a guide revealed that it took some people up to two years to completely eliminate bed bugs from their homes. "No joke, they are all over the world, and they are a nuisance that we could avoid," they conclude.
Three Keys to keeping your home free of pests
Hygiene and Order:
Keeping the house clean is essential. Bed bugs thrive in messy, dusty areas, so regular cleaning, including vacuuming carpets, couches, and beds, can prevent an infestation. Also, avoid accumulating clothes or boxes near rest areas.
This is what the IMS says about bed bugs
Periodic Furniture Review:
Regularly inspect your furniture, especially beds and sofas, for signs of bed bugs. This includes looking for small red or black stains (bed bug droppings) and checking the seams of mattresses and upholstered furniture. If you purchase secondhand furniture or receive deliveries of large items, carefully inspect these items before bringing them into your home.
Protection of Rest Areas:
Consider investing in mattress and pillow protectors designed to keep bed bugs out. These protectors must be poreless and have airtight seals. If you travel, inspect hotel rooms and avoid placing your luggage on the floor to prevent bringing bedbugs home.
By following these steps, you can significantly reduce the risk of facing a bed bug infestation in your home, thus protecting the health and well-being of your family.
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