Do’s And Don’ts For A Bed Bug Infestation

Dealing with a bed bug infestation can be extremely difficult. These are some of the most tenacious pests you’ll ever encounter. That being said, they are not impossible to get rid of. Simply following these dos and don’ts makes the task a lot easier.

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Don’t do this if you have a bed bug infestation…

Be aware of bed bugs

Once you’re aware of these pests, it important that you take precautions against them. The best way to do this is by routinely checking for bed bugs. Inspect your clothing after returning home, and also check your bedding as often as possible.

Let the problem fester

Most people think the bed bugs will go away eventually. They adopt a wait and see approach. Unfortunately, this is probably the worst thing that you could do. Bed bugs will not go away. What happens is that they breed. When this happens their numbers increase exponentially. Meanwhile you’re getting bitten every night and going out of your mind.

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Use a bug bomb for bed bug infestations

Bug bombs are effective against a wide range of pests. This includes things like fleas and moths. The problem with bed bugs is that they are extremely good at hiding away. These pests crawl into the deepest crevices that surround your bed. They also hide in the mattress itself and behind headboards. This means they are rarely affected by bug bombs and it won’t kill the eggs either.

Throw your mattress out

After discovering bed bugs, most people clean their bedding, room and mattress. When this doesn’t work, they resort to the next step, which is throwing out their mattress. This is an extremely bad idea. Remember, bed bugs often hide in the areas around your bed. This means that throwing out your mattress is less than useless. Not only that, you’ll have to spend money on a new mattress (plus you’ll still have bed bugs).

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Do this if you have a bed bug infestation.

Take action immediately

Action is the key to getting rid of a bed bug infestation. Do something as soon as they start biting you. Clean, inspect your room thoroughly, and physically remove any bugs that you find. Something else you should do is call in a pest inspector for an eco-friendly treatment.

Get heat treatments

When the inspector arrives (or before they come), ask them about heat treatments for insect control. These are by far the best way to get rid of bed bugs. The method makes use of natural heat and does not involve any pesticides. Not only that, it’s also extremely fast. With this method you’ll get rid of bed bugs in just a few hours.

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