Bed bugs are one of the worst and most resilient pests we deal with. How do you get rid of bed bugs? First you have to know you have them. Bed bug infestations can go unseen for months or even years at a time. They only come out when the lights are off at night, they feed on your blood, and they’re almost impossible to find until the infestation is so bad it’s literally starting to cover the walls.
These pests are tiny and they like to hide in narrow, dark spaces that other bugs cannot fit in. Their bite is often represented in small rows – they literally bite as they walk across you. Even spying a bed bug infestation can be very hard, unless you have to get up in the middle of the night and you’re sharp-eyed and lucky enough to see one of the small creatures before it can hide.
Fall is an especially eventful time for bed bugs because it’s when school starts back up again. Can you make sure your kids don’t bring bed bugs home from school? Not exactly. Bed bugs are notorious for their ability to remain unseen. They don’t reside on their hosts and typically don’t like to leave the home, but they can be carried from place to place via clothing and backpacks. If your school does have a bed bug scare, make sure to contact us immediately. There are important steps you can take to minimize the risk of carrying the creatures into your home on your child’s clothing and bag.
Bed bugs are such a notorious pest because they spread rapidly, they hide effectively, and once they’re in a home, they can be very difficult to locate and get out. So how do you get rid of bed bugs? Bed bug removal must be done as quickly as possible, and it must be done by a professional.
For instance, you’ll probably want to keep their school clothes and backpacks out of your home. Bag these up and throw them in the dryer for at least two cycles on high, with one cycle immediately following the other.
Bed bug removal is a very precise procedure. It may involve removing panels for electrical outlets or switches, and placing powder within the walls. It has to be done by professionals. If you need bed bug removal, don’t delay. The longer you wait, the more they multiply. Call Ransford Pest Control to get rid of bed bugs.