There are many different options for bed bug pest control. While reducing clutter, cleaning the entire house, and placing bed sheets and pillows in a sealed dryer on low heat will help with general bed bug pest control, it is not a substitute for specialized bed bug pest control services. Most pest extermination companies will also require that you do substantial preparation work on your part, prior to them coming out to help. This includes emptying drawers, cabinets, cupboards, and any other storage areas that may have become harboring insects. It also means taking care of existing pests, as well, such as cleaning out cracks in walls or floors.
When you call a pest control company for bed bug pest control, you usually want to get rid of all possible insect infestation. The reason is that most insects, while not necessarily all harmful, are not good for your health and can pass things like Salmonella and Hepatitis to you and your family. In fact, bed bugs are among the most common causes of allergies in the country. However, insects that are not as dangerous have been found hiding in furniture, which can be a little difficult to clean. If you are getting rid of the bad ones and taking care of the not-so-bad ones, you should be able to get rid of the entire infestation on your own.
When you start with an elimination process for bed bugs, the first thing you want to do is inspect all bedding. This includes sheets, pillowcases, and any blankets on the bed. You want to make sure that there are not any bed bugs, as well as signs of bed bugs, on or around the bedding. When you are inspecting the bedding, you should check the seams on the mattress to ensure that they have been properly sewn together. Also, look at the under pad for signs of bed bugs. If you see small holes, or if there is obvious evidence of bed bugs, then you should probably treat the entire mattress, not just the baseboards.
The next step involves vacuuming everything. This step will help get rid of any traces of bed bugs that are not visible in the vacuuming. Once you have vacuumed everything, you should then open the windows and allow any excess heat from the sun to go away. While you are at it, consider switching to energy-saving appliances and switching to lower wattage bulbs.
If you find that there are not enough bed bug extermination steps you can take on your own, then you can contact a pest control professional. These experts have a variety of methods for dealing with bed bugs. One of these methods involves using a medication that causes a secondary skin reaction that makes the bugs turn into harmless red bumps. Another method involves using heat or vacuums to make the bugs shed their outer skins.
For some people, the best way to avoid having to deal with bed bugs is to avoid letting the bed bugs get inside your home. If you are thinking about renting an apartment or purchasing a house, then inspect the property before you sign the rental contract. Any time you see bed bug eggs in a box spring or elsewhere in the home, then you should call a pest control company right away. These bugs are extremely hard to get rid of once they are established, so it is important to prevent them from spreading into an infested area.