Don’t Let the Bed Bugs Bite

The bedbug epidemic is worse than ever, rapidly spreading worldwide.  These disgusting insects travel anywhere looking for warm houses and beds to nest and search for food.  Bedbugs tend to come out at night to feed on their host, but they are not exclusively nocturnal.  If you have a large infestation, you may begin to see activity during the day as well.  Bedbugs can feed on their host without ever being noticed and they can cause a number of health problems.  If you suspect you have bedbugs it is very important to do a thorough inspection.

How to Prevent Bed Bugs

Quick Steps to Inspection:

  • Carefully remove bedding and place in a plastic bag, these will need to be laundered in high heat.
  • Remove Box spring liner for inspection
  • Inspect the furniture and dressers near the infested bed. If you find active bed bugs are signs then you will need to remove contents and proceed with proper care recommendations, such as washing or using Nuvan Prostrips to fumigate.
  • Inspect, lamps, picture frames, baseboards and even pull up the carpet to see if there are signs of bed bugs.

After realizing  you do have a bedbug problem, then you should immediately take action to destroy them and stop them from reproducing.  The way you can tell you have bedbugs would be to check your mattress or couch cushions.  You need to look for blood smears on sheets, fecal spots, skin casings, and egg shells.  If you have a large infestation you may experience a musty smell in the room as well.

Bed Bugs on Mattress

There are many different ways you can come in contact with bedbugs and bring them into your home.  Someone may have visited you recently and brought them over in a suitcase.  You may have stayed at a relative or friends house, and picked them up on your clothing or luggage and brought them home with you.  Many people pick them up while staying at hotels, or living in close proximity to others with an infestation, such as an apartment complex.  This makes it very easy for bedbugs to invade homes quickly, since they like to nest in walls, cracks and crevices, in furniture, behind pictures, in electrical outlets etc.

Eradicating a bedbug problem is not an easy job to do.  It takes a lot of time and work to completely exterminate the problem.   There are many steps you should follow. 

But start with having the best products available, using professional strength products may cost a little more than the items found in big box stores, but you will spend less time and money in the long run.

If you want to complete the job yourself, and I suggest you do; since hiring a professional will be very costly.  You will need to make sure you buy the correct products and apply them according to their labels.  Demand CS, Delta Dust, & Gentrol Insect Growth Regulator are a great start. 

Please see blogs on how to complete a bedbug treatment.  And like always, if you have questions, please feel free to contact us, we will be happy to walk you through it.   

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