Bed bug infestations numbers have been climbing across the U.S. in the last 15 years. These unpleasant roommates hide very well and can multiply extremely quickly. If you’re like most, you may have noticed the signs of bed bug bites without realizing you even had a problem. These signs include swollen red marks with dark red centers, itchy spots you didn’t have when you went to bed, blisters or hives around the site of the bite, or bites that are grouped together in a line or small area. If you’ve noticed any of these, it might be time to see if you’ve brought home some unwanted bedmates. Today we share how Boo’s Bugs does treatment for bed bugs.
Bed Bugs Are a Serious Matter
As we said above, it’s normally too late to prevent an infestation by the time you’ve been bitten by a bed bug. Our skin doesn’t immediately react to a bite. Meaning it could take anywhere from a few hours to a few days for someone to even realize they were bitten. That’s why it’s key to call upon a pest control provider who knows what they are doing in order to prevent more damage.
Treatment for Bed Bugs
There are several ways to treat for bed bugs. In most cases, bed bugs will have built up a resistance to certain types of chemicals. It is important that you let the technician know what chemicals might have been used by the tenant or homeowner. This will help the tech to decide on the best chemical to use.
Treatment consists of treating areas where bed bugs hide. This includes cracks and crevices, seams, folds, and outlets. Prior to treating for bed bugs, you will need to do some prep work. This includes vacuuming any carpeted areas thoroughly. It also involves removing and washing all bedding and following utilizing the dryer on high heat. This kills any bed bugs that might be living in the bedding and it also allows the tech to treat much more thoroughly.
Once Treating for Bed Bugs is Complete
Once treatment is completed, there are other preventative measures that can be done. Monitors and traps should be used to keep the homeowners aware of the situation. Mattress encasements could also be used on all mattresses. It’s not always easy to find out where the bed bugs came from. However, if you know that a family member or friend might have bed bugs, you should refrain from sitting on their furniture or visiting them until they have treated their home. Treatment will eliminate an infestation. If they are reintroduced to your home, the problem can continue to happen again and again.
Treatment for Bed Bugs with Boos Bug Stoppers
We know a bed bug infestation is the last thing you want to deal with. Our effective and affordable treatment will save you hours of work and frustration. To protect your home or hospitality business from bed bug damage, call us today at (724) 601-3223. Or email us here to arrange a time for us to give you a free inspection and quote.