Beating Bed Bugs

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“Sleep tight, don’t let the bed bugs bite!”

Unlike termites and other pests that spend time within the walls and dark places of your home, bed bugs live in the same furniture where you spend most of your life. Remembering that, it’s even more important to prevent or remove these bugs from your home. To do so, it takes a lot of inspection and checking to look for signs of infestation and then treating the infected area.

Places to look

Although the name suggests otherwise, bed bugs aren’t confined to the perimeter of your bed. They can also spend time in sofas and electronics. If you have reason to believe your home has bed bugs (bites, visible eggs, etc.), look throughout your home for additional eggs. The bed bug eggs can be placed in molding or even within outlets. With an increasing number of infestations across the country, it’s always best to be proactive by continually cleaning your home and sealing up crevices.

Removing live bugs and eggs

If you see eggs or live bed bugs, use rubbing alcohol to kill them instantly. With eggs, be sure to use some sort of an abrasive tool such as a cleaning brush to make sure the eggs are completely exterminated.

Mattresses should be steamed if there is reason to believe that they may be infested. Usually, infected mattresses should just be thrown away because of the difficult removal process.

In most cases, it is best to call your local pest control expert to remove and treat a bed bug-infested house since they can be sneaky and hide in very small places.

published on Thursday, July 21st, 2022
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