Bed bugs not only cause harm to your property but also spread disease. They are only one of the many annoyances that may cause havoc in your home. They may appear innocuous, but they can cause a slew of problems, ranging from pollution to increased expenditures. No one is entirely immune to infection, no matter how clean your warehouse is. However, with the correct understanding, you can adequately avoid, identify, and eliminate them.
Consider these five tips for successful bed bug elimination to keep them at bay and your home clean and disease-free:
- Clean Out The Debris In Your Home
A crowded house provides additional hiding places for bed bugs, making detecting and treating them more difficult. If you have bed bugs in your mattress, installing specific bed bug coverings (encasements) on your mattress and box springs makes it more difficult for bed bugs to bite you while you sleep. Allow the encasements to remain on for a year. Ensure the product has been tested for bed bugs and is sturdy enough to last an entire year without ripping.
- Look For Infestation Signs
You might not realize you have bed bugs until they begin to feed on you. Do you have any bites on your body? Bed bug bites are typically raised, red bumps with a zigzag pattern. They may be itchy, develop blisters, or have no sensation at all. Rust-colored excrement spots on your bedding are another sign of bed bugs. This is from your blood after they’ve bitten you and digested it. Bed bugs can emit a musky odor in severe cases. If you notice an odd odor in your bedroom or any other room, look for other indications of bed bugs. Many different types of pests emit odors, so be prepared to deal with infestations other than bed bugs.
- Wash Every Fabric
When you’ve discovered evidence of bed bugs in your home, it’s time to get to work. Heat is an effective bed bug killer, so begin washing your belongings in hot water. It is critical to remove bed bugs from clothing, bedding, pet beds, towel, and stuffed animals. Anything made of fabric should be washed in the washing machine on high heat. Then, using your dryer’s highest heat setting, dry them.
- Discard Unneeded Items
Decluttering your home is a crucial pest control strategy. If you have unused boxes accumulating dust around the house or toys your children have outgrown, get rid of them. These objects act as breeding grounds for insects and pathogens.
- Patch Wall Cracks
Tiny fissures in the wall plaster are ideal hiding places for bed bugs. They may make their nests in the crevices or in spots where the wallpaper is peeling. Perform a thorough inspection of the walls of your home. Examine the walls in each room for damage and potential bed insect hiding spots. Use wallpaper adhesive to seal edges that are lifting, or remove the paper entirely. Plaster or caulk all cracks in the wall, no matter how little.
While the steps listed above can help reduce the number of bugs in your home, they cannot entirely remove pests. When you call Team Green Pest Control, we will assist you in getting rid of this dangerous pest. Our team is well-trained and utilizes verified treatments and methods to assure your and your family’s safety.