How To Get Rid of Bed Bugs?
Bed bug removal can be a very exhausting and complicated process. It involves getting rid of some of your belongings, washing sheets in high heat, and looking for signs to make sure that bed bugs truly cause this. Sometimes, it requires an expert to come in to assess the area and to provide the adequate techniques and tools to exterminate these little critters. Luckily, we have some information to help you get started so you know what to do during a bed bug infestation.
How Do I Know It’s Bed Bug?
If you feel very itchy and you notice red spots, then there is a possibility the bed bugs were involved. However, there are other critters like flea bites or scabies that share similar symptoms and physical appearances to bed bugs. Usually, with bed bugs, the itchiness starts at night where the bug comes out to feed. You will notice a linear pattern of red spots on your skin. If you look around your sheets and pillowcase, you will notice blood stains. There could also be dark or rusty spots of bed bug feces on the mattress, clothes, sheets, and walls. Don’t forget to use your nose and sniff around. If you notice in an offensive musty odor, then it’s most likely the bed bugs sent. If you suspect an infestation, it’s important to stay calm and check everything. Keep in mind that bed bug can spread and multiply at the speed of light, so you might need to call a bed bug specialist to assess the extent of the infestation.
I Have Bed Bugs, What Should I Do Now?
Once you assess the area and are 100 percent sure that its bed bugs, here are some strategies that you can take to keep things under control. You can clean your beddings, curtains, linens, and clothing in hot water, and dry them in the highest heat. You can put stuff animals and shoes in the dryer with the highest heat for about 30 minutes. Make sure to use a stiff brush to scrub the matches before you vacuum. Vacuum your bed and surrounding areas thoroughly. Then encase the mattress and box spring with a woven separate cover. This will prevent the bed bugs from entering or escaping the bed parameter. Keep in mind that bed bugs can live up to a year without feeding, so it’s best to wrap your mattress and box spring in a protective case for a year to make sure that they are dead. Afterward, repair any cracks with glue to prevent the bed bugs from entering your area. Then get rid of all the clutter and clean the room thoroughly. If your mattress looks extremely invested, then it’s best to get rid of it and get a new one. After you take have taken these steps, it’s time to call a bed bug service to help you assess the situation and get rid of these critters once and for all.
Bed Bug Exterminator
Even though cleaning up the infested area is a pretty good strategy for bed bug control, however, you will still need chemical treatment to get rid of them. Unfortunately, it’s really hard to tell which chemicals or tools to use to help get rid of the infestation and prevent it from spreading. Luckily with a bed bug exterminator, they can come to your location to check out the extent of the infestation. They can utilize advanced technology and equipment as well as chemicals to help you get rid of these critters, larvae, eggs, and prevent them from spreading any further.
Bed bugs can be very annoying. They start feeding at night so you will experience itchiness that can negatively impact your sleep. Even though there are steps that you can take to keep them under control, but keep in mind that if you don’t know how far they have infested your area, then these strategies might not be enough. That is why you would have to invest in a bed bug service to come to your place to provide you with more tips and recommendations as well as implementing their expert strategy to get rid of them and prevent them from spreading. Don’t let bed bugs take control of your life, call a pest control company right away.
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