Taking Prompt Action After Spotting Bed Bugs in Your House

Bed bugs can infest even the cleanest of houses. These pests feed off human blood. While they usually do not spread diseases, they can cause itchy allergies in some people. Sometimes, the allergic reaction may be serious enough to require immediate medical attention. If you suspect that your home is infested with bed bugs, take steps to handle it quickly. Contact pest control experts from Saela Pest as they know how to eliminate these bugs effectively and for good. 

How Do You Get Bed Bugs?

Typically, bed bugs avoid people and animals. They can jump distances and are hard to spot given their small size. They can be brought home in your luggage following your stay in a hotel. Sometimes, you could pick them up on bags or clothes while you are out and about. Another way you can introduce bed bugs into your home is through used furniture, draperies, linens, and clothes. Once these bugs are inside, they may infest beds, baseboards, couches, electronics, electrical fixtures, door hinges, and drawers in tables and dressers. 

How to Know You Have a Bed Bug Issue

As bed bugs are small, fast runners, and active at night, you may notice signs of infestation without seeing the bugs. These signs include blood stains on clothes bedding, and skin due to bed bug bites, musty odors that come from the hiding spots of bed bugs, and tiny dark spots from their smeared feces. Also, you may get red bumps on your skin, especially on your legs, and find empty skin casings if you have bed bugs in your house. 

Getting Rid of Bed Bug

If you notice signs of a bed bug infestation, act right away. Wrap up whatever is infested with bugs in plastic and follow tips to handle the issue. Although natural substances can be used as remedies for bed bugs, they usually do not work. These remedies may get rid of just some bed bugs or do not produce your desired results. While you try these ineffective remedies, bed bugs are continuously reproducing. 

Your best option is to contact a pest control expert when dealing with bed bugs. This expert knows how to eliminate pests safely and effectively by seeking them out in their hiding spots to deliver optimal results. 

Eliminating Bed Bugs in Mattresses

When bed bugs are on your mattresses, vacuum them thoroughly with a hose attachment. Also, you can consider steam cleaning. But often, mattresses cannot be saved following a bed bug infestation. Pest control professionals can advise you whether you must clean the mattress or replace it. 

Treating Your Bedding for Bed Bugs

Typically, heat can effectively treat a bed bug issue on beddings. The bugs start to die when the temperature is more than 113 F. Setting the washing machine and dryer at such temperature can effectively kill bed bugs on beddings. But make sure to check the bedding’s label first. 

If you have a bed bug problem in your house, contact a pest control company. Licensed pest control technicians can thoroughly inspect your home to find these bugs. They will create a treatment plan using high-quality products, and advanced technologies and tools to address the issue.