Even diligent homeowners can find themselves with a bed bug infestation. These parasites are incredibly good at infiltrating human properties, which is why people often try to handle a bed bug problem on their own. Not only is this not an effective way to get rid of bed bugs, but it can also lead to wasted time and money.
Bed Bugs: What’s Important To Know
Bed bugs are tiny, blood-feeding pests that infest cushioned or fabric items. While they are smaller even than an apple seed, bed bugs are visible to the naked eye. They are reddish-brown in color and much easier to pick up on lighter-colored surfaces. While it’s true that bed bugs often contaminate mattresses and box springs, they can also be found on other furniture and articles of clothing. Some bed bugs even infest packages and other containers that might get brought inside of a home without proper inspection. It’s this ability to be unwittingly introduced to a property that makes bed bugs so difficult to truly prevent. Worse still, once they’ve invaded, bed bugs can’t easily be removed. Not only can it be tough to find solutions that work, the ones that do often don’t address the next generation of bed bugs that lay unhatched in their eggs. In a couple of weeks, an infestation can bounce right back after a failed extermination attempt.
Don’t Try To Go It Alone
People often think that cheaper solutions will save them money in the long run, but you get what you pay for. Easy, do-it-yourself solutions or elimination methods you see touted online may seem like a good option initially, but it’s for all the reasons we already mentioned that bed bug prevention isn’t so simple. Here are some DIY methods or store-bought solutions you should avoid:
- Heat: One of the more common shortcuts people try to eliminate bed bugs with is heat application, often by blasting a mattress or contaminated item with a blowdryer. This isn’t only a fire hazard, it’s not a good way to truly eliminate a whole population of bed bugs, which will be hunkered down inside of upholstery and remain largely unharmed.
- Sprays: From vinegar concoctions to citrus fruit mixtures, you’ll find all kinds of household potions you can try to get rid of bed bugs. Many don’t work at all and the ones that do aren’t guaranteed to root out the source of the infestation.
- Devices: One of the newer solutions to hit the pest control industry are supersonic devices that supposedly ward off bed bugs. The evidence just isn’t there to support this as a viable solution.
Proper Control From Bugs Are Gone Exterminating
Because they’re ineffective, DIY solutions should be avoided every time. Instead, the smart course of action is to turn to pest experts who know how to properly address an infestation. At Bugs Are Gone Exterminating, our technicians use a three-step process to fully eradicate bed bug populations:
- Inspection: We’ll promptly schedule an inspection of your property, which thoroughly checks for signs of bed bugs or problem areas that might lead to an infestation.
- Treatment: Once we’ve determined where the problems lay, we’ll use safe and effective treatments to kill off bed bugs and their eggs.
- Follow-up: Not only is our thorough service better than unproven methods, but only the professionals will also follow up on their work and make sure everything is still looking good, even after we’ve inspected and treated your home.
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Because they are so easy to track inside, bed bugs are a pest that proves why ongoing, professional service is needed to truly protect your home. At Bugs Are Gone Exterminating, we can make sure that any bed bug issues are short-lived and quickly defeated. Contact us today to get started with a scheduled inspection of your property, and partner with us for proven and effective treatment.
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