All about Bed Bug Removal
Read this mini-guide about bed bug removal to learn about what you should do after you discover an infestation and the steps to take after the infestation is taken care of.
After Discovering an Infestation:
Hire a Professional
The first thing you should do after discovering an infestation is hire a professional like City Wide Exterminating. Bed bugs multiply extremely quickly, so it’s important to take care of the infestation as soon as possible. While bed bug removal is possible to do by yourself, you should hire a professional because they will be able to target the exact source in the quickest, cheapest, and most efficient way.
While there are a few bed bug removal methods, professionals typically remove bed bugs utilizing a heat or chemical treatment.
During a bed bug removal heat treatment, a professional will install a special machine to raise the home’s temperature to over 100 degrees. Throughout the process, a professional will monitor thermometers. Bed bugs can’t survive in extreme heat, so this is one of the most efficient ways of exterminating them.
Another removal method is by using chemicals. During a chemical treatment, a professional will utilize chemicals to seal any openings and exterminate existing bed bugs. Chemical treatments pose more risks and take longer than heat treatments.
After Bed Bug Removal:
Consider New Furniture
While a professional will be able to fix your bed bug problem, you might want to consider purchasing new furniture. This is largely due to the possibility that the infestation might come back from the specific piece of furniture. While purchasing new furniture isn’t mandatory, it’s definitely an extra precaution step people can take to absolutely minimize the chance of a future bed bug outbreak.
If you’re worried about a future infestation, you can always enclose your bed with a designated bed bug cover. While this won’t necessarily rule out any future infestations, if you happen to contract bed bugs again, they won’t be able to infest your entire mattress and its crevices.
Take Proper Precautions
It’s important to be able to recognize the signs and symptoms of a bed bug infestation, and to take proper precautions to limit any potential outbreaks. If you suspect that you have stayed in a place with bed bugs, you should immediately wash any clothing and belongings with the hottest possible water upon coming home.