A mum has revealed her shock after realizing the horrific truth behind some harmless ‘black marks’ on her bed frame.
The wife and her husband started having restless sleep after which they woke up covered in bites.
She quickly shared a photo on a home and lifestyle forum to find her home was infested with bed bugs.
Dark stains are signs of bed bug droppings that bleed onto furniture and fabrics like a black marker.
She was planning to buy a new bed frame in a few months – but her life has now been turned upside down due to all the professional treatments her home needs to get rid of the parasites.
A mum has revealed her shock after realizing the awful truth behind some harmless ‘black marks’ on her bed frame
“Does anyone have any idea what it is?” she asked in a popular Facebook group. ‘I found them on my wooden bed frame.’
“Also, we got bitten quite often during the night, are those bed bugs?” What do I do? I was planning on getting a new bed in a few months, do I get rid of this one now? »
Hundreds of strangers came to her aid, many insisting that she should “push the bed” and fumigate her entire home immediately.
“They are definitely bedbugs,” said one woman. “Burn down the house.
“Bed bugs for sure, and they multiply so fast, especially in beds and wooden furniture.” You need to get the whole house professionally chemically treated,” another added.
“It’s an absolute nightmare to get rid of,” said one mum. “Get rid of the bed and the mattress, and if you can, the rugs, duvets and pillows.”
She added: “Wash all the curtains and everything in the other rooms. I would also check the beds. Once you’ve cleaned the parts, you’ll need to get someone out to properly spray the parts.
Many felt sorry for the intense tasks that awaited the Australian mother and wished her well on her journey.
“I feel sorry for you,” one woman said. “Friend went crazy trying to get rid of bugs herself – definitely call pest control.”
“Oh my god this is a disaster,” added another. ‘You have a long journey ahead of you. Good luck.’
Mrs. D’s advice to reduce bed bugs:
* Air your bed for at least an hour every day
* Wash your sheets once a week, using a high wash cycle and laundry cleaner, this will kill any bacteria on your bedding
* Once a month, deep clean your mattress by vacuuming it and then using a steam cleaner to kill all bacteria and dust mites.
* Wash your duvets and pillows every 6 months. If you can put them in your own washing machine, take them to the laundromat. Most laundromats offer a duvet cleaning service.
A cleaning expert recently shocked thousands of people with the ‘gross’ reason why people shouldn’t make their beds first thing in the morning.
The British mum, who passes by Mrs D and runs Mrs. D’s cleaning noticessaid routine drudgery traps moist air and encourages dust mites and bed bugs to breed in the sheets.
She stressed the importance of airing the bed for “at least an hour” each morning, rather than doing it right away.
“It seems like a lot of people get up and make the bed right away,” Ms D said on Instagram.
“It’s something you have to stop doing.”
Cleaning expert Ms D (pictured) shocked her fans with the gruesome reason why you shouldn’t make your bed first thing in the morning
The expert advised his subscribers to get out of bed and “throw away the duvet to let your bed breathe”.
“During the night, not only do we sweat, but we also shed skin, and it’s a magnet for dust mites and bedbugs,” she explained.
The mom pointed out that in addition to old skin, the parasites love moist, moist areas.
She debunked a common misconception that beds don’t need airing in the winter, explaining that they must be aired regardless of the season.
“As the central heating is on in the winter, it can attract dust mites/bed bugs as much as it does in the summer months,” she explained.
“By making your bed every morning, you trap all that moist air and help dust mites and bed bugs reproduce.”
Ms D said that while it “sounds awful”, it is a fact.
Ms. D explained that the common habit traps moist air and encourages dust mites and bed bugs to breed in your sheets. She recommends leaving your bed unmade for at least an hour in the morning.
To help combat the problem, the mother offered her four top tips to help reduce dust mites and bedbugs.
She recommends airing your bed for “at least” an hour a day.
“If you don’t have an hour in the morning, leave it until you get home and make the bed then…at least you know it’s been aired out,” she added.
She also advised her followers to wash their sheets once a week, using a high wash cycle and laundry detergent to kill any bacteria.
Another way to ensure your bedding stays bacteria and dust mite free, and to prolong the life of your mattress, is to deep clean your mattress once a month with a vacuum and steam cleaner.
Mrs. D’s final piece of advice is to wash your duvets and pillows every six months.
She explained that if they don’t fit in your washing machine, most laundromats offer a duvet cleaning service.
Her followers were very grateful for the helpful tips.
“I do mine about an hour after I get up, do the same with the kids,” one woman said.
‘Very good advice! Works for me cause I’m always late to make my bed,” another wrote.