Bed bugs are irritating insects that may rapidly become a nuisance in your house. When you bring home a few eggs or live insects from a trip out or buy something that happens to be infested, your home can quickly become a mess. When you first notice bed bugs, you may be tempted to try to eliminate the infestation on your own.
Use Fewer Pesticides
If you opt to get rid of bedbugs on your own, you will need a lot of pesticides. There’s a considerable probability you’ll use far more pesticides than you need. These added toxins are toxic not only to bedbugs but also to you and any pets you may have.
Insects require much more time and energy to clear up than you may imagine. Although killing the insects is quick, removing the dead insects and their droppings can be a real pain. If you’re not careful, you might be unable to clean up the entire mess. Bed bug exterminators are trained to eliminate bed bugs and clean up after an infestation. They can also advise you on keeping the area clean and clear of bed bugs.
Many bed bug traps are available to assist in the detection of bed bugs. Pitfall traps are cost-effective for detecting bed bugs and reducing bites while treating the infestation. A one-bedroom apartment may require between 8 and 12 traps. For detecting bed bugs, placing traps under furniture legs outperforms visual inspection. If no furniture legs are present or the furniture legs are too large, traps can be placed beside the upholstered furniture.
Put Items In Plastic Containers or Bags
This is a simple and cost-effective method for keeping bed bugs out of materials and increasing control speed in a room. Bed bugs dislike climbing or staying on smooth plastic surfaces. Placing small items in plastic containers or sealed heavy-duty plastic bags will keep bed bugs at bay.
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Laundry And Drying Regularly
Either alone or in conjunction with a hot water cycle, drying cycles kill bed bug eggs and mobile stages. Bed bugs that hide in clothing, bed sheets, pillowcases, blankets, and other washable fabric materials must be washed or dried frequently. In most cases, insecticides cannot be used to treat these items.
When there are a large number of bed bugs present, a vacuum machine can be used to quickly remove both live and dead bed bugs as well as their shed skins. To catch bugs and keep them from infesting the vacuum, place a knee-high stocking over the end of the vacuum tube and secure it with a rubber band before inserting the attachment.
During bed bug treatment, it is usually unnecessary to dispose of furniture or personal belongings. In some cases, heavily infested items and difficult-to-treat furniture must be discarded. A heavily infested sofa, for example, with numerous bed bug hiding places, is difficult to treat and inspect.
Hire Bed Bug Experts to Assist You With Your Infestation
If you find out you have a bed bug problem, you can get some rest knowing that professionals can help you eliminate the infestation. Hero Pest Control can inspect and fumigate your home the next time you wake up in the middle of the night, itching all over. Call us now!