“Don’t let the bedbugs bite!” That’s what many of us heard growing up as we were put to bed. And it seemed like a funny and harmless bedtime saying. But there’s nothing funny or harmless about a bedbug infestation.
If you think you may have bedbugs, it’s important to educate yourself to understand what steps you can take to eliminate the problem.
How to Recognize a Bedbug Infestation
Think you have bedbugs? You’ll want to perform a self-inspection ASAP. Using a bright flashlight, look around your home or apartment, focusing on bedbugs’ favorite hiding spots, such as mattresses, crevices of the bedframe, nightstands, gaps in floorboards and baseboards, sofa seams, etc. Wherever humans (their host) hang out most, that’s where you’ll find bedbugs.
You may not see the bedbugs at first, but if you have an infestation, you’ll see signs of them. Look for small brown or dark red spots on your bedding. Also, notice if you or your family have any red and itchy spots on your body.
The bedbugs themselves look like teeny-tiny apple seeds that move!
If you find ANY of these signs, you’ll want to begin bedbug treatment immediately.
Can I Treat Bedbugs Myself?
You can. The real question is: will that treatment be as effective as a professional extermination. And the honest answer is, nope, not even close.
Common DIY remedies typically only kill a handful of bedbugs at a time and often just make the problem WORSE. That’s because bedbugs, like roaches, are designed to survive by any means necessary. When you introduce a chemical substance into your home, most of the bedbugs will scurry into hiding and come right back out when the coast appears clear.
Experienced pest control specialists know exactly how to get rid of bedbugs for good.
We’ll Help You Get Your Home Back
Bedbug infestations aren’t fun and they make life in your home very unpleasant. We’re local extermination experts and we’ve been helping our neighbors take their homes back from common pests for many, many years.
If you’ve got a bedbug problem, don’t let it get out of hand. Give us a call and let us take care of the problem. We offer a range of treatment options, including thermal remediation, to remove bedbugs FAST.
Not sure if you have bedbugs? Ask us about our FREE HOME INSPECTION!