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What to Do When Bed Bugs Strike

When afflicted with bed bugs in the home and sleeping space, many people begin to panic. This uncomfortable situation is more than just inconvenient; it can turn the home from a place of relaxation into a place that feels dirty and stressful.

21/08/2018

The earth is home to thousands of daily stressors. Your home, though, should be a safe haven from the pressures of work, the scalding summer heat or freezing winter storms. However – even in the cleanest, most well-kept home, bed bugs can strike at any time and render your bedroom a living nightmare.

When afflicted with bed bugs in the home and sleeping space, many people begin to panic. This uncomfortable situation is more than just inconvenient; it can turn the home from a place of relaxation into a place that feels dirty and stressful.

 

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Getting rid of bed bugs in a residential or commercial property can feel like an overwhelming task that wastes precious time and energy that could be better spent on family time, chores or whatever you do to relax. This is why we’ve compiled some of the fastest, easiest ways to rid yourself and your home of bed bugs, and to finally get back to a good night’s sleep.

1. Every Day is Laundry Day!

One of the most overlooked ways to get rid of bed bugs is by simply laundering clothing, sheets, pillowcases, and blankets in the area of the infestation. The hot water of the washing machine disinfects the garments and gets rid of any bugs that could be hiding inside.

This should be the first and last step when it comes to getting rid of these pests in the sleeping area. Regardless of how well the area is cleaned, if infested clothing and sheets return to the sleeping area after extermination, it could cause the problem to return all over again.

Personal items that may reside in the bed area like blankets, small pillows, or stuffed animals can also be infested and are often overlooked, and therefore cause the bed bugs to keep coming back even after the bed is fully rid of them. Keeping in mind these little things can really help to make sure the issue doesn’t persist over time!

2. Remember That No Surface is Safe

Regardless of how thorough you think you’ve been in ridding the space of bugs, realize that bed bugs are incredibly small and can hide in dark crevices that could be located on or around the bed. Be sure to take the frame apart and thoroughly inspect any furniture nearby.

Inspect the frame and furniture with a flashlight and scrutinize every surface for small clusters of small brown or black mites. Utilizing encasements for the mattress can ensure that no bed bugs leave or enter the mattress. This means they will either be trapped inside, or not enter at all.

By investigating every surface for signs of bed bugs, you can see the extent of the infestation and decide how to proceed next. In some cases, the frame or mattress must be replaced altogether, but in others, certain types of cleanings can render the sleeping space safe and bug free.

3. Trust the Pros!

Whether the bed bugs are infesting your residential or your commercial property, there are many ways to quickly resolve the issue. The most thorough method by far though is by hiring professionals to provide bed bug heat treatments.

By hiring a professional, you are saving yourself the countless hours you’d have to spend researching how to fully rid your home of insects, as well as time spent cleaning and sanitizing your entire living space to ensure that they do not return.

You are also, without the help of professionals, subjecting yourself to the possibilities of amateur errors that can cost you dearly when bed bugs return due to improper or non-thorough extermination attempts. Experts who deal with ridding homes of bed bugs as a profession are less likely to make errors, and more likely to do the job faster, and easier.

For a stress-free, fast solution to this uncomfortable infestation, work with a local professional who can give you a good deal on heat treatments so that you can get back to enjoying your home free of pests.

 

 

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