Welcome to my site about pest control. I'm Miranda Maloney. Although many people fuss loudly about the presence of spiders in the home, these creatures often clear out the bugs that cause far worse problems. Spiders consume beetles, cockroaches, moths and other pests that wreak havoc throughout the house. Thankfully, however, you can hire a pest control professional to eliminate bugs in your home if you do not want to co-habitate with spiders. In fact, pest control professionals can eliminate the spiders as well. I will share information about pest control tactics, both natural and commercial, on this site. Please follow along to learn more.
Nothing ruins a productive business trip quite like bed bugs. It's hard to conduct business when you're warning everyone about your nightmare-inducing situation. If you brought bed bugs home with you, you undoubtedly want to get rid of the bloodsucking insects right now — and you can by following the five tips below.
1. Adopt a "No Stone Left Unturned" Mindset
Horror stories of homes being infested with bed bugs for weeks — or even months — are not uncommon, but that doesn't mean that your bed bug problem has to last that long. In fact, you are capable of getting rid of the bloodsucking pests quickly; however, you have to learn to be thorough in every action you take. If you're not thorough, you risk overlooking small details. When it comes to bed bugs, missing one or two bugs results in prolonged infestations, so be thorough!
2. Wash Everything That's Washable
Bed bugs are tiny, stealthy creatures. They are experts at not being found, so you can't count on spotting them by eye. Instead, you need to utilize a safe game plan by washing everything that can be washed, including sheets, blankets, pillowcases, curtains, clothes, towels, rags, and even tablecloths.
Use the hottest settings on your washer and dryer. This is important because the heat is what actually kills the bed bugs.
3. Protect Your Belongings
After you wash all the fabric items in your house, protect all of the belongings by placing them in sealed plastic bags. The plastic bags will stop bed bugs from reinfesting the items.
Additionally, inspect all of your non-washable belongings, and place them in plastic bags as well. Some items to inspect include shoes, purses, suitcases, travel bags, and gym bags.
4. Vacuum Everything, Including Your Car
With everything washed and bagged, it's now time to vacuum every room in the house. Vacuum all carpet, including the areas under furniture. Also, vacuum your mattresses, couches, chairs, and any furniture with grooves deep enough for bed bugs to crawl into.
Finally, vacuum the interior of your car, including the trunk. To be safe, vacuum everything twice, and take your time. A few extra hours of work now could save you weeks of bed bug troubles later on.
5. Have Your Home Treated by a Bed Bug Removal Company
If you completed the previous steps, your house is now prepped and ready to be treated by a bed bug treatment company like Arab Termite and Pest Control. Wipe out the bed bug problem now by having your home professionally treated.