It’s safe to assume that you are seeing early signs of a bed bug infestation in your home, right? Well. You are not the only one. And today, we’ve taken the initiative of educating you in order to increase your chance of success. Today we’ll talk about how to get rid of bed bugs permanently. We’ll also share some tips on what to do when you have an active infestation in your house. So let’s get started.
What Are bed bugs?
Bed bugs are primarily insects that feed on animal/human blood. Though they do not cause any diseases, they create a nuisance that can piss you off very much. Am I right? The scientific name for bed bugs is Cimex lectularius. They are small, brownish red, and flat bugs. They usually find places like beds, sofa, dark cabinets and can stay alive without eating anything for a long time.
That is why getting rid of these pesky little bugs can be a little complicated. I mean, when you search for them, they’ll hide well, and whenever you try to take a nap on your couch, sofa, or bed, they’ll be there to suck your blood out with a bite.
How Dangerous Are They?
Though bed bugs are harmless for some of us, others may face some allergic reactions to bed bug bites. And the nuisance they create can be a little overwhelming. Thanks to these pesky little bugs, bed bug infestations are more common than you think across the entire globe. People have been battling bed bugs for a good night’s sleep for centuries.
Due to the overuse of many chemicals, bed bugs also have become immune/resistant to many pesticides. I believe that is why you are here. If you are looking for a viable solution to your bed bug infestations, you are in the right place. Now let’s talk business.
Yes, it’s possible to get rid of the last bed bug in your home and sleep peacefully without waking up by the pain of bedbug bites again. But to outsmart these little devils, we need to get to know them a bit better. So let’s do that first.
Why Are Bed Bugs Hard To Get Rid Of?
Unlike many other insects that roam around humans, bed bugs have been evolved to adapt to our living style. They travel by almost everything, multiply very fast, live longer without food, and maintain a secretive lifestyle. They become active at night and congregate together in small cracks and holes during the day. Their flat bodies help them to fit into a crack no wider than a toothpick.
But what’s worse is the combination of their high breeding rate and the sneaky attitude. That is why despite all of your efforts, those damned insects never seem to leave your home. Even if a single female survives your tiring cleaning and heat treatment, the bedbug infestations won’t stop.
But that all changes today as we’ll find out how to get rid of bed bugs permanently and keep your family safe.
How to Get Rid of Bed Bugs?
So you are planning to get rid of bed bugs permanently, right? Here’s how you can do that with a little more gastow (I’ll be seriously surprised if you get that reference! ).
It’s better to prevent than cure, right? Let’s learn some tips to effective tips from our pest management professional team. There are some tips if you don’t want an active bed bug infestation growing in your home.
Early Signs of Infestation
Keep an eye for the early signs of bed bug infestation. Easier said than done, right? How do you find something without knowing what to look for? Well, The most obvious sign would be that change in smell in your room. They give off a musky odor. Is if you smell something fishy, there probably is. So look for other signs of bed bug infestation. You can also check for raised, red bumps on your skin that follow a zigzag pattern. That’s how bedbug bites look.
These annoying bugs travel through clothes, cardboard boxes, mattresses, towels, stuffed toys, and many other things. So it’s crucial to keep a watchful eye on your personal belongings. A single bug traveling on your backpack can wreak havoc on your house. But there is a solution. Bed bugs can’t tolerate heat. So a heat/steam cleaning can help you get rid of your unwanted guests. Anything that’s made from fabric should be put in the washing machine at high heat and dried at the highest heat level possible Don’t forget to deep clean your mattresses as well. And if you don’t have access to a washing machine, use the sun and hot water.
Fix Your Environment
It’s time to check every square inch of your home for the presence of bed bugs. Leave no picture frames, mattress encasements, cracks in furniture/wall, mattress seams, cardboard boxes, and dirty clothes unchecked. Spacially cracks in a wall are an ideal place to hide for these blood-sucking pests. Seal the areas that you can’t fix. Close all the holes to have a better chance of not letting these pesky bugs into your home.
Even if you have no severe infestation, you should conduct regular inspections. If you live on your own property, contact the closest pest control specialist for a regular check-up. If you live in an apartment, contact the property manager to arrange inspections for your home. And as soon as you see some of the early signs of these blood-sucking pests lurking around, call the professionals to help you get rid of them for good.
Though there is a number of remedies for bed bugs that can give you instant relief, most of them don’t last long. You can try heat treatment, pesticides, freeze treatment, and mechanical treatments. But know this, The key to winning the fight against these pesky nuisances is the perfect combination of patience, perseverance, knowledge, and the right pest control products. With enough patience and perseverance, you’ll also be able to get rid of these tiny bloodhounds, but that process will be time-consuming. That is why we suggest seeking professional help. You can use steam, dryer sheets, essential oils, alcohol, or ultrasonic pest repellers if you want to battle bed bugs on your own.
Call for help
Bed bugs infestation is hard to eradicate even for professional pest control companies. A Pest control specialist usually expects at least two professional treatments to get rid of the bed bugs from your home completely. That is why we suggest professional help. So if you don’t want to end up in a vicious cycle of bed bugs infesting and you stressing yourself out, thinking new ways to defeat these pesky blood-sucking insects. So look up professional pest control companies near you and be prepared.
Prepare Your House
Once you’ve reached a pest management professional, you need to prepare your house for the next process. The comprehensive treatment will be at least six hours, so make sure you don’t bother them in the meantime. Leave your home to the professionals and go watch a movie to spend time somewhere else. Don’t forget to take your pets with you. Once the process is complete, They’ll let you know the update.
Over to You
Though this topic needs more details, we’ve composed a basic version of a manual that will help you battle bed bug infections. We’ll provide you with more in-depth articles so that you can solve your pest problems with ease. Please feel free to share your views and experiences with us in the comment section below. I hope this article proves to be helpful to those in need. Thanks for reading this far. May you get rid of your pesky little intruders soon. Good luck.