How to Get Rid of Bed Bugs
Bed bugs can be one of the most difficult pests to eradicate from your home. It’s true that they do not cause any serious health problems, but the fact that they lurk where we sleep makes them distasteful to most of us. They are most often found in mattresses, bed linens, in bed frames and box springs, and on headboards. Because of their tiny size and nocturnal habits, it is easy to overlook them until you wake up with an itchy rash. For some people, the first sign of an infestation is tiny blood stains and other dark spots on their bed sheets or pajamas. You may see molted skins and eggs (although they are also very small), and you may notice a musty, sweet smell.
So how do you get rid of them? You may have seen pest control products at your store that promise to get rid of bedbugs. However, these are generally not effective because they don’t kill all the bugs and eggs. If you do pick an over-the-counter pesticide, it is important to follow the directions precisely. However, even if you use the chemicals correctly, bedbugs often survive. A multi-step treatment involving the hermetic sealing of your mattress, linens and other fabric items in the bedroom is just one step that your pest control professional may use to help your home. This is a case in which professional assistance is the best bet because if the bedbugs do come back, you have your professional’s guarantee to return until the problem is solved. In most cases, though, the pros only need to treat the problem once.
The best way to manage a bedbug problem in your Grove City home, though, is to make sure that you don’t get one in the first place. When you get back from traveling, take a look through your luggage and clothing before you unpack everything. If you buy a new or used bed, check it thoroughly before you bring it into your home. Bedbugs are rust-colored and sometimes take up residence inside a box spring that has developed a rip. Inspect your new furnishings thoroughly before you set your new bed up.
Once they are in, though, they are very hardy. They can survive in temperatures ranging from the 30s to 122 degrees Fahrenheit, and they can lodge in crevices where the fumes from a sprayed insecticide might not reach. The best bet is to call your pest control professional to get the bedbugs out.
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