Have you found signs of bed bugs in your home? This can be a disturbing and frustrating discovery. Not only do bed bugs feed on us while we sleep, they also come with an unnecessary stigma; but despite what you may have heard, these pests are not drawn in by dirty homes or dirty people. They can survive anywhere that provides them access to a blood meal, including the cleanest of homes. So, you have nothing to be ashamed of. Everyone has blood. You're not the only one.
Here are some other questions that pop up when bed bugs are found:
"How did I get bed bugs?"
These are hitchhiking bugs that travel in boxes, bags, luggage, clothing, furniture, electronics, and a host of other portable objects. If you have bed bugs in your home, it is likely that you have traveled in the last three months, had visitors to your home, traveled on public transportation, or brought a piece of used furniture into your home.
"What is the best way to get rid of bed bugs?"
When a bed bug infestation is found, there is one solution that works best: hitting those bugs with a heat treatment. Heat is known to kill bed bugs at all stages of development. Plus, it is Eco-friendly.
"Can I get rid of bed bugs myself?"
Bed bugs are hard to get rid of, even for a professional pest control company. These little pests don't just hide in beds. They can be found in backboards, baseboards, alarm clocks, electrical outlets, wall voids, upholstered furniture, and more.
It is also a complicated matter to heat a home up to a sustained 120 degrees. An improper heat treatment can result in the destruction of belongings or a house fire if not administered by an experienced professional. Please don't risk it.
Heat Treatment Questions
We get a ton of questions about heat treatments. Everything from, "Will my fish be safe during a heat treatment?" to, "Will heat treatments melt the glue on my wallpaper?" There is no way we can possibly answer all those questions in one short article. All we can say is, when you have a QualityPro certified pest controller like Rottler Pest & Lawn Solutions take care of your heat treatment, your home will be thoroughly prepped so that nothing valuable is damaged. You don't have to worry about all those details when you have a qualified professional taking care of things. Your technician will follow a strict protocol that has been compiled by pest control companies all across the country to ensure that your heat treatment is safe and effective.