In terms of household pests, bed bugs could easily be one of the most difficult pests to get rid of. They can survive for up to 18 months without food (your blood). A cluttered home provides more places for bed bugs to hide and makes locating and treating them harder. If bed bugs are in your mattress, using special bed bug covers on your mattress and box springs makes it harder for bed bugs to get to you while you sleep. Bed bugs target exposed areas while you sleep, such as your face, neck, and arms.
Bed bug control can be difficult to treat once they have spread and an infestation can quickly reach an epidemic level if not treated in a professionally. It takes anything between 10-12 weeks before your infestation reaches a level at which your guests will notice. Think of the holiday you have just returned from or the bed and breakfast you stopped at on your road trip. If you experience bed bugs, unpack your entire suitcase outside your home (in your garage). Put your clothing through a hot wash cycle in your washing machine. The heat from the water (like steam), will kill them.
Bed Bug Control – How to get rid of them?
- Keep yourmattress covered up to a year to make sure all bugs in the mattress are dead
- Tumble dry your entire wardrobe
- Remove all dirt and junk around the bed area
- Kill them with heat such as steam
- Regularly wash and tumble-dry your bedding and clothes as the heat will kill them
- Simply contact Eco-Smart Pest Control
Do not attempt to treat the bed bug problem on your own, as pesticides purchased in stores can only make the problem worse than it already is. Bed bugs will now sense the chemicals and will run away, causing them to spread to other areas of your house, making the problem worse. Don’t wait for an infestation before acting and protecting your family.
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