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4 Things That Bed Bugs Attracted

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Bed bugs crawl at night and climb your bed when you are sleeping, so they can silently feed on human blood. But other than blood, what bed bugs are attracted to?

Bed bugs attracted to carbon dioxide

Generally bed bugs attracted to human beings, it’s simply because we produce carbon dioxide. This pesky little pest are also tend to settle down in areas with a high concentration of carbon dioxide.

Most of the time bed bugs tend to bite on humans when we are asleep at night. Because, you only have minimal movements which trap the carbon dioxide around you in a cloud.

Bed bugs attracted to warmth

Bed bugs aren’t attracted to dirt and grime, they attracted to the warmth of our bodies instead! Since human beings generate heat and warmth, bedtime is like a gold mine of warmth for bed bugs.

This also explains why the surroundings of our beds, especially the headboard, have the highest risk of bed bug infestation in the room.

Bed bugs attracted to dark bed sheets

Bed bugs are accustomed to a dark environment! A recent research revealed that bed bugs attracted to certain colours, especially for red and black colours. Because these colours mimics two things that they will always go for: darkness and blood.

Bed bugs attracted to dirty laundry

In the absence of a human host, bed bugs tend to seek soiled laundry as a hive. The stack of dirty laundry on your bedroom floor can be the starting point of a bed bug’s journey across the entire room. Do you know what? Bed bugs love the smell of your dirty laundry!

In any case, dirty laundries carry germs and bacteria which are harmful for your health and unhygienic for you to sleep and rest in at night, so it’s good to kill these bad housekeeping habits.

How do you stop bedbugs from biting you?

Bed bugs prevention is a lot easier than eliminating the existing infestation at home. These are the list of bed bugs prevention tips that you can do according to the things bed bug attracted to!

  • It is important to have well-ventilated rooms at home. Also, avoid to put plants in a room  due to plants affect the level of oxygen and carbon dioxide too!
  • Cover your expose skin with a quilt or a blanket. In this way, you won’t be an instant target.
  • Washing and drying bed sheets, pillowcases and blankets at high temperatures regularly. Bed bugs are susceptible to high temperatures of 117 - 120 fahrenheit.
  • Using light colors for your bed sheets like green, yellow, and white not only helps to brighten and freshen up the room, but also help minimize as an attractant to these hungry bed bugs.
  • Treat your dirty laundry diligently, especially the one that is brought from traveling. Store your dirty clothes in a sealed bag or plastic will help you to prevent bringing bed bugs into your home after vacation.

After all, everyone deserves a good night’s rests without the bed bug bites.

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