Bed bug infestations have been on the rise, and as one of the nastiest and most difficult to get rid of creatures, it’s important to become knowledgeable about how to prevent an infestation from spreading as well as how to get rid of them quickly and effectively.
Common myths involving bed bugs
There are a number of common myths when it comes to an infestation, be sure not to do the following if you hope to get rid of bed bugs:
- Sleeping in another bed or room in the house is likely to make the problem worse. Moving to another area will likely promote the spread of bed bugs throughout your home as well as making it harder to eliminate an infestation.
- While you may think that getting rid of items that are infested is the best way to resolve the issue, this is usually another way that bed bugs are spread as they tend to fall off as they are carried and infest new areas of the home. It’s important for a professional to properly discard the item so that it is not spread in the home, or potentially your neighbor’s home.
Verify that the problem is bed bugs
Often, people think they have a bed bug problem after viewing a television show or reading about them in the newspaper or online. After all, looking at a picture of these little insects is enough to make anyone itch. Even if you do have the signs and symptoms of an infestation, which includes red itchy welts as well as rusty or reddish colored stains on bed sheets, a professional inspection can target the exact location of the problem, enabling you to get rid of bed bugs much quicker in addition to a much lower cost.
Call a professional
To completely eliminate a bed bug infestation, it’s important to call in highly trained, licensed professionals who are knowledgeable about these frustrating creatures and their biology, behavior as well as the best options to get rid of bed bugs.
In an effort to save money, many people turn to commercially available pesticides that aren’t designed for bed bugs which can end up making the problem worse by spreading them to remote areas throughout the structure. Chemical remedies come with their own set of problems, and by using a company such as Assured Environments you’ll find chemical-free options that can resolve the problem in just one treatment with programs like the “One Step Structural Heat Program.”
By using a professional for the inspection and treatment you’ll get rid of bed bugs as quickly as possible so that you can relax and enjoy being at home.