If you have watched the news in the last few years, you may have noticed that there is a major problem with bed bugs. Specifically, they have developed immunity to many of the more common treatments and are therefore, harder to kill. Although at one time, it was not unusual for a home-owner to treat them without professional assistance, doing so now can be almost impossible.
However, before choosing a bed-bug exterminator, there are some important questions to ask.
How Does The Exterminator Find Bed Bugs In The Home?
It may be surprising to learn that bed bugs do not make a hive or nest, as ants and roaches typically do. Unfortunately, that can make them harder to locate and treat. They may have entered your home on suitcases, clothing or pillows that have traveled with you or your children recently.
The bed bug exterminator is likely to examine mattresses, box springs, head boards and other furniture within the home. Other areas of contamination are decorations near beds and furniture, including curtains, wall hangings and even books.
It is also important to note that the cleanliness of your home will not impact whether or not bed bugs will be found, as they feed on human blood and not food waste as many pests do. When the exterminator has verified that your problem is bed bugs and not fleas, ticks or other parasites, it is time to make a plan to get rid of them.
What Treatment Methods Does The Exterminator Recommend?
Obviously, when you have bed bugs, you need to get rid of them immediately. Although it may be possible to save your mattresses and other furniture, often you will find it easier to simply buy new ones, since even a single live bed bug in your home means that you will continue to have the problem. It may also be necessary to treat more than once, since bed bugs have a short life cycle and eggs may hatch even after the use of a pesticide.
It is a good idea to address the matter with a process known as Integrated Pest Management, or IPM. The process uses information about bed bugs and their life cycles, along with pertinent data about the type of housing and degree of infestation, to provide affordable and effective methods of getting rid of them permanently. It combines chemical treatments, like pesticides, with intensive clean-up methods and removal of items as necessary for complete extermination of bed bugs.
For instance, multi-unit housing, including apartments, duplexes, etc. allow bed bugs to go from one unit to the next. Therefore, it is only by everyone working together that permanent results will be possible. In addition, children, pets and people with sensitivities or certain health challenges may require different pesticides than most healthy adults will.
In conclusion, bed bugs do not transmit diseases, but do leave welts that are both painful and obvious. If you think you have bed bugs in your home, immediately contact an experienced bed bug exterminator. The longer you wait, the more challenging and expensive it will be to get rid of them.
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