Can't Get Rid Of Bed Bugs?

2/7/18


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Have you been battling these tiny blood-sucking pest? Does it feel like no matter what you try you can’t seem to get rid of bedbugs? Don’t worry, you’re not alone. Many people that try to control bed bugs on their own realize later that their attempts have failed. What you may not realize is that DIY bed bug control can cause bigger problems. Learn how you can get rid of bed bugs the right way!

Why DIY Bed Bug Control Doesn’t Get Rid Of Bed Bugs

Before understanding why bed bug control doesn’t work, it’s important you understand the history of the frustrating pest. Bed bugs have been around for thousands of years even though they seem to have recently become a huge issue. Bed bugs have existed since ancient Egypt and guess what, they never left. So while you may think DIY solutions will work, it’s likely a waste of time and money, and could even make your bed bug problem worse!

Here are a few DIY bed bug solutions to reconsider:

  • DON’T throw away your mattress- this is simply a waste of money because while you may think this will be where all the bed bugs live, they can live in bed frames, furniture, outlets, and even behind pictures!
  • DON’T attempt the use of fire-Unfortunately people all over the world have attempted to use fire to kill bed bugs and other pests. Nearly every time it leads to the loss of your home/property.
  • DON’T use over the counter sprays or foggers- Over the counter products are usually a waste of money as they don’t solve bed bug solutions. They will force bed bugs deeper into their hiding spots and can cause them to spread to other rooms. Also, even if they kill some bed bugs, they won’t kill the eggs that have yet to hatch.

K9 Bed Bug Inspections

American Pest offers K9 inspections for bed bugs because they have been trained to identify bed bug hiding spots better than humans. Unfortunately, if you attempt to use over the counter sprays and foggers, we must delay the inspection for the safety of the k9. Along with the use of over the counter sprays and foggers, the delay gives bed bug colonies the opportunity to spread to other areas throughout the home.

How To Get Rid Of Bed Bugs

We hope this helps you understand why most DIY bed bug control won’t work and is a waste of your time and money. Along with that, it’s likely that you haven’t even found where all the bed bugs are. Because bed bugs are such good hiders. It is nearly impossible for someone to eliminate a bed bug infestation without the help of a pest professional. Here at American Pest, our bed bug experts have been trained to be able to identify the best inspection and treatment option for the property. Contact our Bed Bug exterminators today and get a quote to get rid of bed bugs in a fast, accurate, and safe way.






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