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by Jason Neale
Bed bugs – what can we do about them and how to get rid of bed bugs? This is something that many people ask themselves when they have bedbugs in their home. They are very hard to get rid of and require the expertise of a professional pest control company to have any chance of eradicating them.
Thorough Home Cleaning to Control Bed Bugs
When you have problems with these pests, it is important to also have the home thoroughly cleaned. This means a full and thorough pre vacuum of all nooks and crevices. This can’t be over stated; it is very important to vacuum all of the edges of carpets and mattresses. It is also advised to have a steam clean done to all areas, such as mattress cleaning and carpet cleaning, and also upholstery cleaning. These areas are key places where bedbugs will harbour.
The vacuuming will help to remove the eggs laid by them and prevent any further spread of the problem. Whilst the pest treatment will help to eliminate the adult bed bugs, it is most important that the folds that hold the mattresses together are thoroughly treated with a pesticide.
If a mattress has holes in it, then it is best to be thrown out as the bugs can borrow deep down into the middle of the mattress, making it impossible to remove them.
Bedbugs can leave nasty bite marks all over the body. In most cases, the biting occurs in the early hours of the morning, the time when the bedbugs are most active. They leave the safety of where they are harbouring to look for a blood meal. Once they have had a blood meal, they return to their nest. This same cycle can go on and on until they have been fully eradicated from the premises.
They like to live in dark closed places. Under beds and inside draws is a well know place for bed bugs to hide during day light hours. To fully remove them from a house can take a couple of treatments. The treatment would also have to be done in cooperation with the residents of the premises. This is why it is so important to hire the services of a well-qualified pest control technician with a lot of experience in dealing with bed bugs. If they are not treated correctly, they will not be fully removed and the cycle will just start again.
Pest Control Guarantee for Bedbug Treatment
Guarantees on bedbugs – this is a very grey area for pest control companies. Another reason to use a licensed company is that you will get a full guarantee on the work carried out. Don’t forget, it can take a few visits from a company to fully get rid of bedbugs.
The best thing to do if you feel you have a problem with bed bugs is to have a pest controller come out to check your home as soon as possible. The longer it is left untreated the harder it is to remove them, and the more likelihood of contaminating other rooms within the home.
Use a company that specialises in both pest control and carpet cleaning. This way the home can be steam cleaned before the pest treatment is done. Steam cleaning the carpets, rugs and mattresses is very important in helping to kill bed bugs. Using a company that can carry out both services will also save money.
The time of year that bedbugs are most active is summer. So it’s best to have a good spring clean beforehand. Regular washing of bed linen is another great defence against the spread of bedbugs. Moreover, perform vacuuming under beds. It should be done at least every 3 months during the year. By vacuuming under beds, you remove the dust and dead shin that collects there over time. It can attract all sorts of insect not just bedbugs.