How To Get Rid Of Bed Bugs
August 19, 2015
Getting rid of bed bugs in Louisville and the uttermost parts of the earth can be an insurmountable task. Bed bugs have been found to be a very unique, invasive and persistent insect. Understanding the nature and habits of bed bugs is the first step in knowing the best way to eradicate them from your home or business. An adult bed bug is a small, oval shaped reddish colored bug about the size and shape of an apple seed. However, the body is normally flat, allowing them to slip through the smallest of cracks or openings.
Bed bugs are not particular where they land as long as there are human bodies available to supply their needed blood source of food. Some of the common locations in which they can be found include motels, dormitories, apartment complexes, public transportation and almost anywhere there may be a large number of people passing through. Bed bugs are great hitchhikers and will attach to clothing and luggage and get a free ride to your house.
One of the reasons the DIY techniques and DIY products are not successful or do not act quickly enough is because of the ability bed bugs have to hide during the daylight hours. These creatures of habit are able to hide in the smallest of places. They have been known to crawl inside wall receptacles, light switch covers, behind baseboard trim and even behind wallpaper. They can hide in the carpet and mattresses as well as dresser drawers and furniture.
Most DIY products are not equipped to kill all life stages. A bed bug will lay eggs in cracks and crevices, looking for the tiniest of places. The eggs will hatch within 2 weeks. The bed bug egg is resistant to most forms of treatment and often, any applied product has dissipated by then and new batches of immature bed bugs begin immediately to feed. There are other factors that complicate DIY treatments for bed bug eradication. Clutter, for example, can make it difficult for the product to reach the bed bugs. Many of the over the counter products are contact only and will not kill the bugs hiding under clutter.
Another complication with bed bug eradication could be the neighbors next door. If there is an infestation of bed bugs in the apartment adjoining yours, you can be sure the bugs will pass back and forth. The DIY products are not able to continue protecting you from new bugs entering your living quarters. By this time, you have spent much time and money attempting to free your home of bed bugs but to no avail.
Clearly, the most efficient way to identify and remove bed bugs is with professional services. Action Pest Control takes the guesswork away with the many programs available. Our K-9 bed bug detection services will detect bed bugs with unsurpassed accuracy, sniffing out adults, nymphs and eggs. We are also at the forefront of bed bug heat remediation treatments. This eco-friendly method kills all bed bug stages of development. Additionally, we offer bed bug fumigation services for commercial facilities, allowing entire complexes, high-rise buildings and motels to be treated at one time. Contact us here Action Pest Control for immediate assistance, a free inspection and evaluation of your bed bug infestation.
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