When a bed bug infestation is discovered, most individuals simply want to know how to get rid of them. Thankfully, there are several basic procedures you may do before hiring a professional bed bug exterminator to help manage the severity of a bed bug infestation. Watch our video to learn about the five easy measures you can do to get rid of bed bugs in your house.
Some bed bugs can be killed with high levels of hygiene, extensive cleaning, and the use of DIY bed bug spray kits. Professional treatment is sometimes required to successfully treat an infestation, as getting rid of bed bugs completely on your own can be difficult. DIY treatments are rarely effective enough to eliminate bed insect infestations. They’ve developed resistance to a variety of pesticides, making even professional treatment difficult.
1 Determine the Pest
Knowing what pest you’re dealing with is the first step in solving any pest problem. You must be certain that you have bed bugs and not another biting insect such as mosquitoes or fleas in this scenario. The services and solutions for pest control differ based on the species infesting your house or business.
Bed bugs are nocturnal, only emerging to eat at night, making them difficult to detect. They prefer to hide in cracks and crevices near their chosen feeding spot throughout the day (usually a bed). It will be easier to determine if you have a bed bug infestation if you can recognize the usual indicators of bed bugs.
Correctly identifying a bed bug or a bed bug bite will assist you in selecting the most efficient pest control approach, saving you both time and money.
2 Decide on your method
Professional or do-it-yourself?
Even though there are DIY alternatives for reducing bed bug populations, these are unlikely to entirely remove an established infestation.
The DIY alternative requires you to adopt a proactive approach to treating an infestation, which will take a lot of time because you will need to closely check the DIY treatment’s effectiveness. To make your DIY treatments as efficient as possible, you’ll also need a basic understanding of common bed bug hotspots, as well as how and where they can spread to ensure that all potential regions of infestation are monitored and treated.
The professional remedy requires you to contact your local Apex Pest Control specialist at the first sign of bed bugs so that BPCA (British Pest Control Association) certified professionals can begin treatment right away.
Treatment for bedbugs at home (not recommended)
If you opt to deal with bed bugs on your own, there are a few actions you can take right away to try to deal with a little infestation.
How to Get Rid of Bed Bugs Without Spending a Lot of Money
- Inspect – look for living bed bugs in places like mattress seams, bed frames, headboards, around the border of carpets, and neighbouring furniture (cabinets, drawers, armchairs, and couches).
- Wash – wash-infected bedding should be washed at a high temperature of at least 60°C for at least 90 minutes.
- Heat – Place goods in a tumble dryer for a minimum of 30 minutes if possible.
- Vacuum – Vacuum your bed, mattress, and any other areas where bed bugs have been discovered. Clean along the walls and around the borders with the hose attachments. After that, take the vacuum outside to empty it into an outdoor bin and firmly seal it.
These procedures can help contain the problem, but they do not guarantee that a bed bug infestation will be entirely eradicated. An expert, professionally qualified pest controller is the most efficient approach for comprehensive bed bug removal.
Treatment for bed bugs by a professional
Bed Bugs and How to Get Rid of Them in Your Home
It will still be upsetting to wake up to find bed bug bites, especially if there are young children involved. If you’ve completed all of the proper bed bug preventative measures but haven’t had any luck with DIY treatments, it’s time to call a pest control expert.
Our professionals at Apex Pest Control know how bed bugs behave and utilize their knowledge and experience to select the most efficient bed bug control options for your property. We provide a variety of bed bug options, including heat pod treatment and pesticides, to successfully manage a bed bug infestation at all stages of its life cycle, from eggs to fully mature adults.
Bed Bugs in Your Business: How to Get Rid of Them
Businesses in the hospitality industry are at the highest danger when it comes to bed bugs. The enormous number of traffic that hotels, B&Bs, and motels experience each day raises the likelihood of a bed bug infestation.
Brand reputation, customer evaluations, employee morale, operational efficiency, and eventually revenue and profitability are all affected. DIY bed bug treatment is just too dangerous and cannot guarantee success when it comes to bed bugs and businesses. Expert bed bug control should be left to a certified, experienced pest controller for comprehensive protection.
We provide training to help educate your team on how to successfully recognize the early signs of bed bugs in hotels and what to do before an infestation takes hold at Apex Pest Control.
3 Take Initiative
Contact us right now to get rid of your bed bug infestation and any tension or worries you may have about pests in your home.