Nobody wants bed bugs, that’s for sure, but getting rid of them may be complicated, and you may be wondering if you can use store bought products to take care of the infestation yourself. The short answer is no, and in this article, we’re going to go over why.
How bed bugs are treated by pest control professionals
Bed bugs will embed themselves deep into textile materials, so the control process can be extensive. For example, a pest control pro will use as many as four different treatment sessions to get rid of an infestation. The control process sometimes starts by taking the infested bed or furniture apart. This is necessary to reach all the cracks and crevices in which the bed bugs are hiding. Alternatively, aerosols can be used to get the insecticides into hard to reach areas. Heat is also effective against the bugs, and the heat does not have to be that high – a hair dryer at high heat could be enough. However, a pro will use a device that blasts out steam.
Once the frame and box spring of the bed has been cleaned, the pro will move onto other objects or pieces in the home where bed bugs have been found. The cracks behind the baseboards of the home may also be treated since they are common hiding spots for these insects. The bed bugs can travel a fairly long distance for a meal, and they can go without feeding for extended periods of time, so the inspection and treatment processes have to be exhaustive.
Finding the right pest control company for the job
Since DIY efforts are pretty much useless against bed bugs, you will have to find a good pest control company to work with in order to remove them. Finding the right company is as simple as going online and contacting the pest control companies in your area to get a better idea about their services and prices. You can also rely on recommendations from friends and family who have had to hire a pest control company in the past to deal with a bed bug infestation. We also offer bed bug removal services, and if you would like to know more about our services and prices, or if you would like to schedule an appointment for an inspection, contact us today.