Bed bug infestation has many harmful effects on the human body. Their bites cause irritation and rashes. They feed on peoples’ blood especially when they sleep. Though they do not spread disease, their bites could cause loss of sleep and serious skin infections.
However, treating bed bug infestation is not an easy task. It requires a strategic approach to succeed. One has to engage the services of bed bug pest control company to determine the extent of the infestation. They will put several interventions into play to ensure complete eradication, which includes:
Involve all infected homes
Treating and eliminating bed bugs cannot succeed if done in isolation. Professional exterminators establish the extent of the infestation when they inspect the whole neighborhood. Then they use insecticides and other methods to eradicate all bedbugs and their nesting sites.
Disposal of infected materials
If you have infected blankets and bedding, it is best to place them in a sealed container and set them aside unopened for an extended period (a year). This method ensures that the bed bugs die off naturally and do not spread the infestation. You could then wash the materials in bleach and cold water, and then dried in the heat of the sun.
When it comes to rooms, use a vacuum remove the bed bugs. Make sure to empty the vacuum after each use. It is also best to put the rubbish in a sealed container before you place it in a garbage bin that is exposed to heat.
If your furniture infested, you could dispose of it but make sure to remove any upholstery. You should also mark it with paint indicating it is infested with bed bugs.
Apply a comprehensive treatment plan
Professional exterminators apply a plan to ensure complete eradication. The bed bugs have developed resistance to many pesticides. The experts use the heat treatment procedure, which ensures killing of all the bugs and their eggs.
Bed bugs removal is not a one-day event. Exterminators follow up after one week to inspect the home. The presence of crawling bugs shows that the eggs have hatched. They repeat the elimination process that ensures complete eradication. The homeowner can now rest assured that the area is entirely free from infestation.
Buying and applying pesticides to treat bed bugs may appear easy. However, you need the experts to provide a complete eradication.