According to a survey report released by the National Pest Management Association (NPMA), 97% of all pest control cases in 2018, were related to treatment of bedbugs. 68% of the surveyed professional pest exterminators also believed that bedbugs were the most difficult pests to treat. Not only are the numbers of bedbug infestation increasing in the United States, but they are also becoming more and more challenging to control, as stated in the Journal of Economic Entomology.
Though the government has declared laws for bedbug control directed toward businesses in Ohio and other states, homeowners still seem to be rather unaware of the right bedbug control practices. In fact, 92% of people only report about a bedbug infestation after noticing bites, rashes, and other reactions.
To control the bedbugs before they multiply into an army, here are some mistakes that you must avoid.
Don’t Ignore Bedbugs
According to the NPMA survey, 92% of people only report bedbug infestations after noticing bites, rashes, and other reactions—and this is alarming.
A female bedbug can lay two—or even more—eggs every day, and they can grow into adults in less than a month!
Ignoring even one bedbug can be a big mistake. To control bedbug invasions on time, it’s essential to report them to a professional bedbug control service as soon as you see one.
Don’t Stay at Someone Else’s Place
Bedbugs will travel with you inside your clothes, your hand bag, or any of your belongings. Staying or sleeping at a relative’s or a friend’s home, just because you have bedbugs on your own bed, will only make the problem worse. There’s a high chance that your stay will trigger an infestation at their place. You don’t want your loved ones to suffer from a bedbug problem.
If you thought you could remove a bedbug infestation using a vacuum cleaner, we hate to break it you, you’re wrong. Once the infestation has grown worse, vacuuming is only going to give you temporary relief. You never know where they are hidden, or where they’ve laid the eggs. It’s better to not waste your time and efforts and let the professionals handle.
Don’t Increase the Amount of Pesticides
Most people think that spraying more pesticide will exterminate them all, permanently. This misconception holds no truth. It will alert them to hide in deeper places where you can’t find them, and they will appear again in the night to feed themselves. To make it easier for your professional exterminator and yourself, don’t try anything on your own without seeking professional assistance.
If you’re looking to get rid of bedbugs in your home in Columbus, Pickerington, and Cambridge, OH, get in touch with Xterminator Pest Control. We’re a leading pest control service in Ohio and we offer top quality solutions for all pest problems faced by our commercial and residential clients. For more information about our services, get in touch today!