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Removing Bed Bugs From Your Home

Bed bug removal can be a stressful process, but only if you allow it to overwhelm you. By familiarizing yourself with the process and taking the time to prepare your home, you can ensure that your home will be bed-bug free as soon as the removal technician completes the process. The proper preparation steps depend on the type of bed bug removal methods that are going to be used in your home. Make sure to get as much information as possible about the removal techniques that will be used in your home before the process beings.

Common Bed Bug Removal Practices

If a heat treatment is being used in your home, there are some important precautions that must be taken to avoid damage to your belongings. Electronic items, such as computers and televisions, should be removed prior to bed bug removal. The high temperatures that are used could cause essential parts of these appliances to melt. CDs, DVDs, photographs, cosmetics and candles should also be removed. Other than your refrigerator, you will want unplug everything in your home prior to treatment, including other large appliances.

Cold treatments are becoming a popular bed bug removal method, and they work very similarly to heat treatments. By drastically lowering the temperature of your home, pest control professionals are able to eliminate the bed bugs that have found their way inside. These methods are not as effective as other treatments, and for bed bugs to be fully eliminated the temperature of an item (such as a bed or couch) must be kept at below freezing for four to five days. Some homeowners in colder parts of the country have successfully removed bed bugs from their mattress by leaving it in the garage with the door open for a week or longer, but doing this could cause more damage than results. If a freeze treatment is recommended by a provider it may be a good idea, but get multiple opinions to determine if it is actually the best choice for your home.

Various types of chemical treatments, the most common of which is known as tenting, are arguably the most effective way of putting an end to a bed bug infestation. The best chemical treatments involve sealing off the home and pumping gas in.  Then, after several days, the house is aired out and homeowners can return. It is very important that your family members and pets do not enter the home during the fumigation, doing so could have serious side-effects due to the toxic nature of the gases that are used.

There are many types of DIY treatments that have been discussed online, but these methods are hardly ever effective. Even if you do see some success following a DIY treatment method, it can be nearly impossible to guarantee that an infestation is totally removed without the help of a professional. Licenced bed bug removal technicians know how to spot bed bugs as well as their unhatched eggs. If these eggs are not removed in addition to the live bugs, your bed bug problem could be just as bad as it started in a few weeks.

Don’t Allow A Bed Bug Infestation To Continue In Your Home

Bed bugs are one of the most feared pests in the country, and they are spreading at a terrifying rate. Do not settle for sharing your space with these blood-sucking bugs, take care of your problem as quickly as possible. Give a licensed bed bug removal provider a call today to find out more about removing these pests from your home.

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