What To Look For
If you have bed begs, it is best to find them before the infestation becomes established or spreads. Treating a smaller infestation is an inconvenience, but it is far less complex than treating after it becomes more widespread. However, smaller infestations are also much more challenging to find and correctly identify. Let our proven inspection techniques give you closure on confirmation of this bugs presence. Other insect signs, such as signs from carpet beetles, can be easily mistaken for bed bugs. If you misidentify a bed bug, it gives the bugs more time to spread to other areas of the house or possibly piggy-back a ride to another location to start a new infestation.
Look For The Following:
What To Do
If you know you have bed bugs you need to contact a licensed professional pest control company for a solution. Don't trust do-it-yourself products or self-treat gimics, you will waste your money. Your chances of getting rid of bed bugs improve if you use a professional company. Successful self-treatments are extremely rare, nine out of ten will typically fail, not to mention the health risk from improperly using pesticides. If you are not on identification of the bug, contact us for an inspection immediately, our state certified inspector will respond promptly. The longer you wait, the larger your bed bug population grows, the greater the risk of spreading to others homes, public venues, or your work place.
What Not To Do
What NOT to do can be as important as what to do when dealing with bed bugs. You should not move infected beds and furniture through your home for disposal, this will only scatter the infestation making treatment more difficult. Choosing the correct method of service could actually save you thousands of dollars in replacement costs for those discarded items. BUG BOMBS DON’T WORK ON BED BUGS. Here are the top five (potentially dangerous) misconceptions about pesticide use and bed bugs. (Reminder: working with a licensed pest management professional is the best way to eradicate an infestation.)
Grocery store/Hardware store insect sprays
NEVER USE AGRICULTURAL OR GARDEN PESTICIDES INDOORS!
These products are toxic (poisonous). They can make you or your family very sick!
Alcohol, Kerosene or Gasoline
Do not use rubbing alcohol, kerosene or gasoline. These chemicals are potentially very dangerous because they are flammable and may cause a fire.
Learn more about bed bugs,
and how to prevent an infestation
C.D.C. On Bed Bugs
OSU On Bed Bugs
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