Bed Bug Extermination, Removal, & Control
There are few better feelings than being snuggled up in bed, warm and cozy, with sleep just within reach. Things are even better if you are cuddled up to your significant other. What if I told you that you might be sharing your bed with blood sucking bugs who lay in your sheets, mattress, and headboard? Kind of ruins the effect right?
Unfortunately, bed bugs are more common than we’d like to think, and while bed bug extermination is hardly appropriate pillow talk, it is crucial for maintaining a clean home.
What Causes Bed Bugs?
While the common misconception is that bed bugs are drawn to dirt, in truth they will thrive anywhere there is a food source—some handy human skin cells to munch on. They are usually transported unwittingly by people, generally in luggage which has been moved from one place to another.
Bed bugs are chancers and will recognize an opportunity to move into a new home. They make their way into your luggage at your destination and are then transported into your home when you unpack.
Ultimate bed bug extermination is best to cure an infestation, but prevention is better than needing a cure. To prevent them from taking hold, you can take steps such as keeping luggage away from bedding and beds. In addition, throwing all your clothes on the hottest setting on the dryer for 15 minutes will finish off any hitchhikers for good.
What Are Signs of Bed Bugs
Bed bugs are good at hiding and tend to scuttle out of view to avoid being noticed. They can be seen upon close inspection, however, and tend to leave telltale signs that they have been around. The most common place to spot this evidence is around the seams, particularly the corners, of mattresses and box springs, though bed bugs can also infect couches and other soft surfaces. There are a few signs you are being visited by these unwanted guests:
- Signs of blood on bedding and sheets
- Rust or dark looking spots of excrement on soft furnishings
- Egg shells or shed skins
- An unpleasant musty odor caused by the bed bugs scent glands.
Any of these could be signs of bed bugs, and one fertile female quickly turns into an infestation which can get out of control very quickly. It is best not to ignore these signs. Conducting a full investigation could help you identify a problem early. Bed bug extermination is the only way to guarantee that your home is totally free and clear, through thorough fumigation of the bed, bedding, and surrounding areas.
Bed Bug Treatment Time Table
Bed bug treatment is an ongoing process to ensure that you are entirely free of these critters. Chemical treatments are best for bed bug extermination, and more than one treatment may be recommended in the case of severe infestations.
A bed bug exterminator will start by treating the mattress where the infestation began, using an aerosol spray which is specifically labeled for bed bug treatment.
Experts also recommend purchasing an anti-bed bug mattress protector for extra protection following treatment. This will also mean you do not need to re-treat the box spring or mattress after this initial spray. Otherwise, the aerosol will need re-applied every 7 to 10 days until you no longer see bed bugs or signs of their presence.
You will then need to treat the room with insecticide, to prevent the bugs from making their way back to your bed. This must be repeated every 7 to 10 days as well until the entire house is free of all evidence of bed bug activity. This can take up to 7 to 8 weeks depending on the severity of the infestation.
We Eliminate Bed Bugs For Good
Bed bug removal is a tricky process. They don’t like to die and will take any opportunity to re-infest a space. Why not leave the hard work and harsh chemicals to the professionals? We offer a thorough, comprehensive service which will leave you free of bugs for good!
Take back your bedroom space by eliminating any unwanted visitors. By being vigilant and aware of the signs and signals, you may be fortunate enough to prevent a full-blown infestation. If they catch you out, however, you will need an expert exterminator to take the reins, and take control of giving you your home back.
When you snuggle up with your special someone, make sure it is just the two of you by destroying any unwanted guests. Bedbugs exist to take your blood, sleep in your bed, and have the audacity to not even pay rent! Give those freeloading bed bugs the boot, and exterminate your infestation—permanently. Contact Insight Pest Solutions today for a free no-obligation quote.