Bed bugs are small, wingless insects, typically in shades of brown, that feed on the blood of living things. They are notorious for infecting beds and other furniture around the house, the bites of which have been known to cause skin rashes and allergic reactions.
This blog will help you plan to prevent bed bug infestations and keep your home bed-bug free.
Identify Bed Bugs Accurately
If, unfortunately, you’ve caught some kind of pest infestation that you suspect are bed bugs, then the first step you need to take is to be sure that they are bed bugs. There are a few ways of making sure, beginning with observing them.
Check out trusted resources online to compare pictures of different insects with the ones you have for identification.
The next step in preventing your bed bug infestation from worsening is to remove all extra items in or around the infected area. This could include your bedsheets, pillowcases, and all other items that might be a good hiding place for them.
Ultimately this will help you clean out the area properly, which will reduce the number of bed bugs.
Wash Bedding & Nearby Items Regularly
If you think your sheets can be saved, you will need to undertake a serious cleaning that uses hot water to effectively remove the bed bugs and kill them. However, we recommend that you instead call in a pest control service that’ll have the right tools for the job anyhow. This way, you don’t have to risk getting an allergic reaction or skin rashes!
Throw Away Infested Furniture & Fixtures
In extreme cases, bed bug infestations can get so bad that you might end up replacing infected furniture items altogether. This happens when beg bugs hide in the cracks or tiny spaces within the items, which makes them quite difficult to take out.
The best way to do this would be to rent a dumpster service because you don’t want the bed bugs to infect other places and people.
Call A Professional Exterminator
In our experience, the best way of preventing bed bug infestations is to keep your house clean and to call an expert if you’ve encountered an infestation. A professional exterminator will have the right tools and training to safely and effectively remove all bed bugs from your spaces and even share tips to help you prevent another infestation.
Luckily for residents of Lancaster, Heath, and nearby areas, we offer bed bug treatment Columbus that will leave your home bed bug free! We also offer termite treatment and rodent control services, as well as multiple removal and prevention programs for residential and commercial properties.
Call our office to schedule a visit today.