When confronted with a bed bug infestation at home, it’s only natural to want to take matters into your own hands and get rid of them immediately. But don’t people ever hear of effective home remedies for bed bugs?
Advertisements for over-the-counter medications and hardware store brands often contrast the cost of employing a professional exterminator with that of using these alternatives. In this piece, we’ll take a look at some of the most popular approaches of getting rid of bed bugs and related pests.
Treatment of Bed Bugs at Home
Whether you have children or pets, the size of your home, and the severity of the infestation are all factors in determining the most effective DIY treatment for bed bugs. Although professional help should be sought, there are many resources available to you.
It is impossible to get rid of these pesky visitors by using either force or ease due to a lack of knowledge, aptitude, or equipment. It is important for the general consumer or homeowner to understand when, where, and how to treat pests, as different pesticides and other treatments are more effective in different parts of the home and at different times.
There are benefits and drawbacks to using insecticides and other commercially available methods for treating bed bugs. Choose a rehab plan that is specifically designed for you. Common pest management strategies include:
Despite the hazards and inconveniences, foggers can be successful when used frequently and in conjunction with other pest management strategies. Some foggers are so flammable that the gas to the house must be switched off before they can be used. The chemicals released by the fogger are harmful to both humans and animals, so you’ll have to leave the house for a long time while it’s being used. This procedure may need to be repeated multiple times over the course of several days. The chemicals used in foggers may also have an unpleasant odor.
Online retailers sell heat treatment equipment for bed bugs, but it might be pricey if you only need to use it once. When you find infested furniture or a small collection of items, like bedding or clothing, you can quickly kill the bed bugs by heating the area. Heating an entire bedroom or house to 113 degrees for long enough to eradicate the pests is not ideal because of the time and money it will take. It’s probable that you won’t be able to reliably keep equipment at the same temperature without risking damage to their heating elements.
Methods of Identification and Protection
In order to reach their sleeping host, bed bugs often climb vertical objects like drawers and the legs of furniture. Little plastic trays that fit under the legs of furniture to catch bed bugs as they try to climb. Since interceptor traps stop insects from flying, they are ineffective for getting rid of bed bugs.
Can bed bugs be treated at home?
It’s not hard to get rid of a single bed bug. Bed bugs are notoriously difficult to track down and kill because of their prolific reproduction. Bed bugs can easily conceal themselves in crevices in your box spring, sofa, or other furniture. Do-it-yourself approaches to pest management are time-consuming and expensive, and they don’t guarantee that the pests will be eradicated.
Keep in mind that most treatments are only effective at specific stages of the insect’s life cycle. It is recommended to employ a combination of methods to ensure a complete coverage of the space and complete elimination of the bed bugs.
Do-It-Yourself vs. Professional Pest Management
There are a lot of methods for getting rid of bed bugs, but doing it on your own will be inefficient and time-consuming at best. Skill, training, and experience add up to expertise, which helps to speed up and enhance the process. You won’t find the kind of chemicals and safety gear that pros use to get rid of pests in your average hardware shop.
Poway Pest Control’s professionals can handle any pest problem. Cabinets, behind baseboards, in mattresses, and in upholstery are just some of the places where bed bugs may be lurking, but our very successful fumigation technique should eliminate them all. Fumigation destroys all stages of the bed bug life cycle (including eggs) and leaves no visible indication, making your house safe for infants, toddlers, and canines immediately after treatment.
In cases of milder infestations, our skilled technicians can also use a liquid pesticide. Our fast-acting liquid will eliminate bed bugs so you can get back to a good night’s sleep.