They can be picked up from the places you stay on vacation and ride home with you in your clothes. Even out-of-town guests can bring them into your home without knowing it. No matter what caused them, we can all agree that bed bugs are hard to deal with.
Sadly, you can’t automatically conclude that bed bugs are to blame just because you wake up in the middle of the night itching or observe a tiny skin rash. To determine how to get rid of an insect, it can be helpful to identify its species. But, given their propensity to hide and their propensity to disperse swiftly, finding and trapping these annoying insects is challenging, to say the least. Since bed bugs are parasites that feed on blood, you’ll need to keep a close eye out for additional signs like reddish stains on your furniture. You might also find eggs or the outer coverings that nymphs leave behind in the folds of your mattress or on your bed sheets.
Identify The Bug
The first step you should take towards resolution, if you find any of these signs, is to determine whether the insect is indeed the bed bug in question. This step is important because another pest, the carpet beetle, closely resembles a bed bug when it’s still in its early stages of life but doesn’t respond to the same extermination process. You can catch one of the bugs, or collect the eggs or shells from nymphs, and seal them up in a clear plastic bag. Calling a professional pest control company who can identify the bug you’re dealing with can make the rest of the process of getting rid of them easier. Because you need to take specific steps to get rid of them before they spread.
Starting The Eradication Process
Even though there are many ways to get rid of bed bugs, the first thing you should do once you know they are the problem is try to stop them from spreading. To do this, you’ll need to carefully remove your bedding, wash it, and then dry it at a high temperature. This might get rid of eggs and bugs, but don’t put your laundry on another chair or the floor between your bedroom and the utility room.
Given that eliminating bed bugs from your home is a multi-step process, you may wish to contact an exterminator who can safely perform a thermal heat treatment (135 degrees Fahrenheit) in each room. This does require you to leave your home for several hours, but it’s preferable to living with bed bugs. This may be the most effective strategy to maintain your home free of bed bugs over time.
ECO Bed Bug has extensive bed bug experience. The first step in our service is a thorough inspection. We then recommend a treatment plan, which may include heat treatment, steam treatment, and the application of a bio-pesticide. Our treatments are tailored to your specific needs, restoring your peace of mind.