Bed bugs; you can't live with them and you want to do everything possible to ensure you live without them. The elusive and tiny blood-sucking bug is a menace across the globe. They love to travel from place to place and set up residence wherever a free buffet is being served, which means you, your family, and your friends. Bed bugs invade the rich and famous, five-star hotels, and luxury cruise ships the same as they do homes, condos, and apartments. When bed bugs are present, you need a plan of action.
How to get rid of bed bugs for good is the goal whenever you see signs of their presence. Taking appropriate steps is a process that takes time to ensure all areas of the property are free and clear of the infestation. Getting rid of bed bugs can be accomplished in two ways; chemical treatment and non-chemical treatment. While attempting to eradicate the problem yourself is an option, keep in mind using potent chemicals is harmful if not used properly. Using the services of a professional pest control service will have a more lasting effect plus the technicians are experts in the handling of dangerous chemicals.
With professional pest services, they'll put into action a comprehensive and integrated treatment plan using both chemicals and non-chemicals to provide a more thorough treatment plus the technicians know how to assess the situation, find the infestation that may be lurking behind baseboards, in drawers, and other places bed bugs like to hide. They will then devise a plan to treat the affected areas and then implement the plan in a safe and efficient manner.
Bed bugs can begin with something as simple as bringing home a piece of used furniture from a yard sale, a backpack worn on a school bus, a computer case you used for work, luggage from a vacation, or on your clothes after riding in a taxi, bus, plane, train, or automobile. Bed bugs are travelers, and they can and do hop aboard many items that end up in your home. Once they arrive, they'll set up housekeeping in a variety of areas.
The signs that bed bugs have infiltrated your living space will show up as small red and itching bites on your body. The bites, which may feel like a series of small bumps, tend to be on the torso, shoulders, and arms. The bites can cause an allergic attack for some but generally, they just cause an area that looks like a red rash that is highly itchy. Other signs include dark spots on sheets, bedspreads, pillowcases, comforters, sofa throws, and curtains. This may be remnants of a dead bed bug or fecal matter. If you see red spots, that is an indication they've been feeding and left behind traces of blood.
If you suspect you have a bed bug infestation or just want to make sure you don't, contact Clint Miller Exterminating for a free home or office inspection. Their experienced staff will determine the severity of the infestation, figure the bed bug treatment cost, and decide what chemical kills bed bugs that will be used that has the most effect in removing the infestation. The inspection is thorough allowing technicians who know how to get rid of bed bugs in a mattress as well as other hiding places the opportunity to find all areas that are infested and make a plan for treating all infected along with the complete bed bugs treatment cost.