Thursday, April 11, 2013

Parasitic Infestation: Bedbugs



For thousands of years, humans have shared their beds with blood-sucking parasites. The ancient Greeks complained of bedbugs, as did the Romans. When the lights go off for those suffering from this parasitic infestation today, from under the mattress or behind the bedboard creeps up to 150,000 of the rice grain-sized insects (though average infestations are around 100 insects). While bedbugs are one of the few parasites that live closely with humans yet do not transmit a serious disease, they do cause nasty red rashes in some of their victims, not to mention the psychological terror of knowing that your body becomes a buffet for crawling bloodsuckers after dark. 



Read more: http://blogs.smithsonianmag.com/science/2013/04/bean-leaves-dont-let-the-bedbugs-bite-by-using-tiny-impaling-spikes/#ixzz2Q8OscZxQ 
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Despite advances in technology, these blood suckers are proving to be very difficult and costly to eliminate altogether. Several pest exterminators claim to eradicate these critters using industrial-strength insecticides. But bear in mind that these products are essentially highly toxic chemicals that can be harmful to you and your family's health. There are ways to combat the infestation naturally. This website offers several methods to help you reclaim your bed and your home!

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