5 Tips for Bed Bug Extermination
Bed Bug extermination is not one of the simplest things to do yourself. If you feel you are not up to the task, call us, your trusted exterminator for a quote on one time or regular pest control services.
Now that I have given you all the bad news, here is some good news. You will get rid of them yourself. Your chance of success will be determined by many factors, but there are many tips I can give you to try to be successful inside your goal for effective bed bug extermination.
Tip 1: You have to clean the room(s) of you entire home prior to treating for bed bugs.
You need to clean everything in your room that you can. I am not just talking about your bedsheets or comforter. You have to clean your drapes, laundry, furniture, as well as your electronics. These types of bugs can live in the cracks in your furniture, baseboards and even in VCRs and television sets.
You can place your electronics inside a freezer for a small amount of time to kill the bed bugs. You could also place all of your personal possessions in a moving truck and have a pest control company fumigate the moving truck. This will ensure that all of the bugs will die.
Tip 2: Get a new mattress or put yours in a mattress liner.
This one is very important. It is extremely difficult to rid a mattress of bed bugs. If you can afford one, you should toss out your old mattress. Otherwise, get a bed mattress bag or liner and seal it up as soon as possible.
Tip 3: Try to figure out just how the bed bugs had been introduced into your house.
If you live in an apartment, you face a challenge because it is entirely possible that the insects originated from someone else’s apartment. Bedbugs can live in the walls in between apartments. Whether they started out with you or not, notify the complex management. If your bed bugs are from another unit, it will be next to impossible to get rid of them without your neighbors getting rid of their bedbugs at the same time.
If you brought the bedbugs into your home from a hotel, you do not have to worry about reintroducing them. If not, you need to figure out how they were introduced to your home.
Tip 4: Start a Pest Extermination Treatment ASAP
Bed bugs grow and propagate quickly, so you need to start your pest control treatment as soon as possible. Female bedbugs lay as much as five eggs a day, can have a lot of bugs in a short time. The longer you put off an insect pest control program the harder it will be to eliminate them.
Tip 5: Hire A Professional Pest Control Contractor Experienced in Safely Exterminating Bedbugs.
Not every bedbug infestation can be easily resolved by do-it-yourself methods. If they are just in one room, you might be able to resolve your bedbug infestation yourself. For those who have bed bugs throughout the house, your chance of achievement diminishes significantly. If you live in an apartment where the bugs have come through another unit, you’ve got a much bigger issue, and you will need to employ a professional exterminator to help you.
We hope these tips for bed bug extermination have helped. Again, start today… right now, in fact, to rid them from your home!
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