In an Australia where bed bugs are on the rise, the number of beds that need to be fixed is a significant problem.
Here are some of the best tips for keeping your bed bug problem under control.
Bed bugs are a problem in Australia’s homes and schools.
And they’re getting bigger.
Photo: Facebook/Amber Rose Here are some things you can do to help prevent bed bugs in your home and school.
Keep your home clean.
Clean up after your children.
Get rid of bed bugs and bed bugs eggs and dirt.
Use an insecticide, such as DEET.
If your bed bugs have taken over your bed, make sure you can remove the bed bug by cutting it up and wiping it with a damp cloth.
Do not use a vacuum cleaner, air compressor, electric vacuum, or any other type of vacuum cleaner.
It can damage the bed bugs egg and kill them.
When you remove the bug, take it with you and keep it out of the bathroom and kitchen.
Do NOT leave bed bugs unattended or in your childrens bedrooms, unless they are adults.
If bed bugs find you and feed on them, you will need to get rid of them as well.
Make sure you wash your hands after handling bed bugs.
Do a thorough cleaning and dusting before and after each use of the bed.
Keep a regular list of bed bug treatments and medications available for your child’s bedroom.
If you’re using a vacuum to remove bed bugs, make it airtight to keep them from crawling on you.
If a bedbug infestation has affected your child, you should contact your child care provider immediately.
This includes having your child check in with their carers, as well as contacting your school and other local authorities.