You might have thousands of uninvited guests living in your mattress, causing you sleeplessness, all kinds of itchy skin problems and just being a disgusting nuisance. The question is how to get rid of bed bugs. If you suspect you have bedbugs, inspect areas you think are affected so you can request professional pest-control assistance. The longer you wait to call for help, the more difficult removing the bedbugs will be.
Despite their name, bedbugs also live in baseboards, electrical outlets, wallpaper, and even your family’s favorite couch. Even if your bed is clear of them, you may have bedbugs preparing for a home-wide invasion.
The best way to inspect for bedbugs is to look for small, reddish bugs less than a quarter-inch long. If you see dark spots on sheets and around your home, there’s a good chance you have bed bugs. Properly inspecting for bedbugs is a big step in getting rid of bedbugs permanently.
As soon as you determine you have bed bugs, phone us at Insight Pest Solution and schedule us to assess the severity of your bedbug problem. After the call, work to contain the common problem areas right away to prevent them from spreading.
Mattress tags are also a common area for bedbugs to live. If you suspect you have bed bugs, cutting the tags off your mattress or couch cushions helps contain the problem. Cutting off tags won’t get the job done completely, but it will help reduce the bed bug infestation until professional help arrives. In addition to cutting off tags and washing your potentially infected clothes, spend 15-20 minutes vacuuming potentially infected areas; this is one of the quickest ways to reduce bedbugs.
Once you’ve contained problem areas and have set up a time to meet with our pest-control professionals, clean your home thoroughly. While no one enjoys additional house cleaning, it’s the most effective way to prevent bedbugs from spreading.
Move objects that are stationary for long periods and pull your dressers and shelves out from the wall if possible. Bed bugs love areas that are not often disrupted, so moving furniture gets them to move around so you can get rid of them. Additionally, taping electrical outlets helps prevent bedbugs from digging farther into your walls. If they get in there, cleanup is more difficult.
Once you’ve thoroughly cleaned, you might wonder how to get rid of bed bugs permanently. What kills bedbugs? The best solution to kill them once and for all is to buy the highest quality bedbug pesticide.
Next, ensure that children and pets are outside, and begin spraying the problem areas. Wait for the chemicals to set. The bedbugs won’t perish right away, but over time you should see the chemicals working. It’s crucial not to inhale any of the insecticides you spray as they can be poisonous to humans and animals in even small quantities. Read the instructions.
After you’ve sprayed, be aware of whether you missed a hard-to-reach area. To ensure bedbugs are gone, hiring a professional is the most effective long-term strategy.
All these steps will help, but they won’t always do the trick. If after a few rounds of spraying they continue to show up, you might have a severe bedbug infestation. At Insight Pest Solution we have perfected the art of getting rid of bedbugs once and for all and are happy to come to your home.
While it’s common to tackle a bedbug problem solo, bedbugs are known to put up quite a fight. Hiring us at Insight Pest Solution is one of the best decisions you can make. We make removing bedbugs easy and hassle-free.
With years of experience handling even nightmare bug infestations, our team of friendly professionals will work to get your home free of bedbugs quickly. We have successfully eliminated bedbugs from hundreds of homes. If you’re wondering how to get rid of bed bugs, give us a call at Insight Pest Solution.