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The Bed Bugs Invasion in Ghana Schools. What to Know

Bed bugs are not something most of us really want to discuss. In fact, there are not many things that are so boring to discuss. However, it is important for Ghana school students and their parents to be aware of this danger of Bed Bugs invasion.

I could think of a bug as a kind of puzzle when you were a kid. Usually, our mother and father said, “Do not let the Bed Bugs Bite.” But the fact is that it can happen and happens today especially in Ghanaian Secondary Schools.

Bed Bugs are microscopic, difficult to recognize and difficult to even eliminate. Its existence, however, is something that makes you have sleeplessness in the dark. Often, the idea of ​​bedbugs can cause chills in our spines.

So what should you, as a student or parent, do if you think you can have this infestation in your house or school? What should you watch out for when you live in a hotel or live in another persons house? We are writing  on this topic to help you understand what to expect, what to look for, and what to do about it.

Bedbugs are growing in the population here and there in the world. Nowadays, more and more small insects are returning to Ghana schools and that is worrying. Like an annoying fly or ant, you have to work to get rid of these creatures so that you and your children stay out of harm’s way.

You will do a lot of training that you should have. However, you will discover everything that you need to know about these insects, curiosities such as where they come from, what they treat and what they do in your bed.

It is also important that you know what to do if you think you can have bed bugs in your secondary school. We will give you a step-by-step overview of how to rid your house of these little insects or carry them home.

Bedbugs can be scary and irritating, but that does not mean you can not eliminate them and keep them away.

The first step here is to find out about this creature and find out what you can do to protect yourself and your loved ones.

What are the bed bugs?

Bugs. You have heard the word, but in fact you know something about this creature. Most people do not do it. Most do not even know that they really exist. But they do, and they can hide in schools, in beds, mattresses or even on the floor.

It is important that you take the time to investigate these errors further. This will help you succeed in your administration and have a school free from an influx of the worst kind.

While some of the information you are going to include here is a bit graphic, it’s got exactly why it’s so important to get rid of the small and unpleasant creatures.

The bug is a creature that likes to feed on humans. You are their meal of choice. If they do not find humans to feed on, they will look for other warm-blooded creatures to get their necessary food. These can be pets. These include birds, rodents and bats. Its food is the blood of the host.

In general, these bugs are in places where there is food for them. They are in Ghana schools, offices and other areas where many guests are. These include environments such as hotels, motels, lodgings, secondary schools, dorms, and prisons. Any place where many warm-blooded guests are in a large numbers is a likely place to find bedbugs.

How are bedbugs introduced to Ghana schools?

If you are a student, you may be wondering how these bugs happened to you infest your bed. One of the main ways that bed bug families infect is through the transport methods we all use. Often they can infect vehicles such as buses, trains and various types of commercial passengers and ships and even aircraft.

 

You can literally infest these places because there are many people in them. Because there are usually many people in one of these places at any time, they make the place ideal if you are a bed bug

So, how do you get these transport units to your  school? Bed bugs can be brought to your Ghana school in many ways by these means of transport.

“They can be transported through the clothes of your host”.

“They can be transported through bags from an infested place.

“You can come with furniture that is transported aboard one of these units.

“You can also come from the bedding.

There are many channels where the bed bug can get from one place to another. Often people have no idea that their houses have these bugs Then they go school; Packed bags and Trunks carry bed bugs with them.

In a short time, bed bugs would have multiplied and can easily move from one place to another. Almost immediately there is a considerable number. You will have to wonder where they came from the beginning.

Hygiene and bed bugs

One idea to keep in mind is that if you have an influx of bedbugs in your house or School, that does not mean that you are a an unhygienic person.

Bugs are exceptionally adaptable and resilient insects that are more than capable of hunting in places you can never look at.

Actually, they would rather stay in a house without people. This means that if your house is sterile, you can still have bed bugs.

Also, do not suggest that you have little cleaning yourself if you have bed bugs in your residence. Again, bedbugs do not want to live and stay by an unclean source when forced to do so.

You do not have to be a messy person or stay in a dirty house to have an influx of bed bugs in your house.

Bedbugs can be a bit scary, but you can find out what to do to treat them. And even if you do not want to hear it, it is likely that the bed bug is in your house at some point.

So this infestation can and should be curbed. We will be telling you of the health implication of these bed bugs in later articles.

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MaPomDen.com is Ghana’s Health Hub Spearheaded by Dr. Frank Dartey Amankonah (Dr. Doo), a Medical Doctor with extensive Healthcare experience and WordPress skills, and works for a Mission Hospital in Ghana.His main aim is to bring Health education to all and sundry and make people comfortable to ask their health-related questions freely and a friendly way to understand their conditions.Dr. Frank A Dartey has B.Sc. Human Biology (2009) and MBChB (2012) from the School of Medical Sciences (SMS)- KNUST, Ghana.

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