Can I Get Rid Of Bed Bugs Myself
Attempting a do-it-yourself solution to your bed bug problem can be appealing. Resist the temptation! Over-the-counter pesticides and so-called natural remedies to get rid of bed bugs are not only ineffectual and potentially dangerous, but they also likely encourage more bed bug populations.
What Attracts Bed Bugs To Your Home?
Many people assume that bed bugs prefer unclean environments and are drawn to grime. This is why many people feel that staying in a cheap hotel guarantees bed bugs. That, however, turns out to be a prevalent misperception. Bed bugs aren’t attracted to dirt or decay. They can exist in any environment as long as they have access to the one thing they require to survive.
Bed bugs, like mosquitoes and ticks, are blood-sucking insects that cannot fly or live on their hosts. They must instead conceal near their food supply and wait for a meal to become available. As a result, bed bugs are incredibly adaptive. As long as they have frequent blood meals, they may live anywhere, from the sofa’s cushions to the library’s carpet.
How To Get Rid Of Bed Bugs
Determine Infected Areas
Because bed bugs reproduce quickly, it is critical to find them before they begin to multiply. With this in mind, look for indicators of bed bugs in the following areas:
- Your mattress and box spring seams.
- Cracks in the bed frame and headboard.
- Along the carpet seam, where the carpet meets the wall.
- Furniture joints such as sofas, accent chairs, and futons.
- Check each place thoroughly with a flashlight.
- Examine the area for tiny black or rust-colored droppings, live bedbugs, or little pale yellow eggs.
- If you uncover evidence of bedbugs in any of these locations, you should also inspect your nightstand, dresser drawers, and closet.
Contain The Bugs
Once you’ve detected an active bed bug infestation, you must confine it to prevent it from spreading. Sucking up live bed bugs with your vacuum is a quick and easy approach to containing them. Vacuum thoroughly your mattress, the insides of your drawers, the seams and joints of your furniture, your carpets, and any other areas where you’ve detected evidence of bed bug infestation to contain live bedbugs. When you’re through, seal your vacuum canister’s contents; then, you can throw it away.
Bed bugs are quite tough. They can withstand temperatures ranging from 32 to 120 degrees Fahrenheit, live for months without sustenance, and are masters of camouflage, making them difficult to spot by the naked eye.
Few people successfully eliminate bed bugs using DIY methods or store-bought pesticides. DIY insecticides and other home cures are sometimes ineffective and even harmful.
Only a combination of professional pest control methods guarantees your house is bed bug-free. The Pest Bros can help you eliminate bed bugs using the most effective techniques. We can handle any size infestation, from a few bed bugs to thousands. Our technicians are experienced in all aspects of pest control and will use preventative measures to keep them from returning.